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M&A Activity Rises In First Half Of 2018

How merger and acquisition (M&A) activity impacted IT services, software and other technology markets in the first half of 2018, according to Jegi’s research.

SMB Cybersecurity Training: Research Reveals Progress, Challenges Revealed

IT decision-makers at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) often are unprepared for malware, phishing & other cyberattacks, a Webroot survey shows.

Research: IT Pros Want Partners to Pitch Cloud-Native Technologies

IT professionals are opting for cloud-native technologies — which suggests partners should be pitching cloud-native offerings to customers, according to a new report.

MSP Peer Groups: Still Driving Managed Services Business Success?

MSPs that join peer groups tend to outperform managed services providers that don’t network with such groups, ConnectWise research asserts.

Cloud Adoption Spreads While Security Lags

While cloud services — particularly SaaS applications — become ubiquitous, the adoption of cloud-based security like single sign on (SSO) lags, according to Bitglass research.

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Millennials and Retirement Savings: Surprising Research Findings

Breaking away from generational stereotypes, Millennials are saving money for retirement at a higher rate than GenX and Baby Boomers, J.D. Power research finds.

Biggest MSP Business Model Challenges: Datto Research Says…

A Datto survey of roughly 2,300 MSPs worldwide reveals the biggest business model challenges facing managed services providers.

Big Data Information Access: Spark, Presto and Apache Hive (Oh My)

When it comes to accessing big data information, companies use a mix of tools — including Spark, Presto, Apache Hive and more, according to Qubole research findings.

Gartner: 5 MSP Business Models for Public Cloud Infrastructure

Five types of MSPs typically support public cloud infrastructure like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GPM) and Microsoft Azure, according to Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant.

Outsourced IT Services: Is There Really A Market Slowdown?

Information Technology (IT) outsourcing deals & contract sizes are shrinking, according to GlobalData. But where do managed & cloud services fit into conversation?