"Managed Services Provider" Posts

Private Equity Firm Cerberus Capital Management Acquires Red River Technology

Cerberus Capital Management has acquired technology solutions and managed services provider Red River Technology.

Konica Minolta Acquires Canadian MSP Continuity Solutions

Konica Minolta Business Solutions acquires Canadian MSP & Microsoft partner Continuity Solutions. Tucks company into IT Weapons.

Evergreen Services Group: Building A National MSP Ecosystem

Evergreen Services Group, which operates a nationwide network of MSPs, invests in Integritek LLC — a managed IT service provider in Austin, Texas.

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Private Equity Firm Acquires Major MSP

Sverica Capital Management, a private equity investment firm, has acquired Synoptek, a well-known managed services provider (MSP). What’s next? More M&A.

Coffee Tuesday

5 Channel Observations: 6 Oct 2015

Tuesday’s channel partner updates involve N-able’s next MSP moves; Amazon’s new IoT platform; business-side managed services; IBM’s latest acquisition and more.

Back to the Future

Deja Vu: Great MSPs Are VARs

Some top managed services providers (MSPs) are reaching into their past to drive their businesses into the future. A case in point: Kevin Crowe’s career has come full-circle at Long View Systems. First, he played a key role as the company pushed into managed services. By 2011, he strongly influenced Long View’s push into cloud services. These days, he’s VP […]

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Welcome to Your Future

Greetings and welcome to ChannelE2E. So why are we here? Why are you here? And what can we achieve together? Glad you asked. Come on in and let’s discuss the IT channel market — and where we’re all heading. For starters, here’s a bit about our company (After Nines Inc.), co-founded by Amy Katz and me. We have worked together (on […]

Total Services Provider

What Is A Total Services Provider (TSP)?

Welcome to a new IT channel site, and a new term: Total Services Provider. But what exactly is a TSP — especially compared to managed services providers (MSPs), value-added resellers (VARs) and cloud services providers (CSPs)? And why is the TSP wave so darn important? Glad you asked. Generally speaking: VARs provide IT consulting and integration […]

Technology Mergers and Acquisitions

Top VAR, MSP Acquisitions of 2015

Which VARs and MSPs spent 2015 rolling up into larger businesses? Plenty of IT service provider acquisitions arrived this year. Here’s a look at the M&A (merger and acquisition) deals… and how some companies are transforming into TSPs (total service providers). 1. January 2015: Datapipe (primarily an MSP) acquired GoGrid (primarily a CSP) to push hard into […]