This week’s 10 most read channel partner and MSP news stories, columns, blogs, editorials and research involved:
10. Top 50 In-Person Technology Events of 2022 and 2023: See which cloud, cybersecurity, channel partner & MSP conferences have returned for 2022-2023.
9. RJ Young Acquires Canon Printer Dealer: Business technology solutions provider RJ Young has acquired Unitech, a Canon printer dealer based in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
8. Private Equity Firm Acquires IT Consultancy Neoris: Under new ownership, Neoris, which supports SAP application migrations to Microsoft Azure, seeks to boost artificial intelligence (AI), data science & automation capabilities.
7. Dentsu Acquires Salesforce Cloud Consultancy Extentia: Dentsu Group tucks Salesforce cloud consultancy Extentia into Merkle, a business unit focused on data-driven customer experience management (CXM).
6. Avaya Board “Removes” CEO: Vonage & Google veteran Alan Masarek succeeds James Chirico in bid to fix the UCaaS and CCaaS business. Will cost cuts involve layoffs?
7. M&A List – What Accenture Is Buying: Here are more than 110 M&A deals involving Accenture acquiring MSPs, MSSPs, cybersecurity and IT consulting companies.
4. M&A List – MSPs and Technology Companies: We’ve already tracked more than 700 M&A deals involving MSPs, IT consulting companies and software firms during the first half of 2022.
3. Rackspace Up for Sale -- or Not?: Here's what Rackspace CEO Kevin Jones says about the future of the public cloud and private cloud MSP.
2. RingCentral Confirms Targeted Layoffs: Still, RingCentral also plans to make hires amid UCaaS & cloud communications service provider market evolution.
1. Avaya Board Investigates Whistleblower Claims: Also, new Avaya CEO alleges “operational & executional shortcomings”; Avaya board investigates revenue shortfall & separate whistleblower allegations.