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10 Most Read ChannelE2E News Stories: 21 May 2021

This week’s 10 most read channel and MSP news stories, columns, blogs, editorials and research involved:

10. UCaaS for MSPs - John Tippett Jumps In: Cytracom hires Datto & SnapAV veteran John Tippett as COO. Plus, CEO Zane Conkle doubles down on UCaaS innovations for MSPs that serve small businesses.

9. Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs for 2021: The list spans MSPs in financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, education, government services and more.

8. Top 10 ServiceNow Service Provider Partners: From giants like Accenture, KPMG and DXC to boutique IT service management (ITSM) consulting firms, here are the top ServiceNow partners.

7. Podcast: ConnectWise Partner Program for Cybersecurity: Chief Revenue Officer Clint Maddox explains the new ConnectWise Partner Program; initial cybersecurity components; and next moves.

6. UiPath Expands Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Training: UiPath partnerships expand robotic process automation (RPA) education in Europe. Plus, virtual RPA conferences drive software bot training.

5. Technology and MSP M&A List: ChannelE2E has tracked more than 270 mergers and acquisitions involving MSPs, IT consulting firms and technology companies so far in 2021.

4. Accenture Acquires Linkbynet: The acquisition aligns with Accenture's Cloud First business.

3. Accenture M&A List: A look at nearly 60 Accenture acquisitions — which typically involve digital, cloud, cybersecurity, MSP and IT consulting companies.

2. Technology SPACs List: Nearly 90 Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are seeking to acquire and/or merge with technology businesses. Still, pace of newly formed technology SPACs appears to be slowing amid potential SEC concerns.

1. SBA PPP Loans – Funding Is Gone: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds from the Small Business Administration dry up before the lending program ends at the end of May. ChannelE2E’s ongoing PPPP updates continue.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.