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MSP Acquired: masterIT Completes A Hero’s Journey

VC3 acquires masterIT, a managed IT services provider (MSP). masterIT CEO Michael Drake & President Gary Wiseman pioneered a “measure everything” style in the market.

Business Development

Life Reboots At 45 (But Should You Climb Higher)?

Rob Ryan, Michael Drake, Vinh Giang and entrepreneurs like them are on a “Hero’s Journey.” Steep challenges await. Here’s how to know how high to climb.

What Makes a Good Business Partner?

Jobs and Wozniak. Gates and Allen. Wilbur and Orville. Ben and Jerry. Hewlett and Packard. Page and Brin. Can you really build a business on your own?

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Why Some Top MSPs Aren’t Hooked on M&A

masterIT, a successful managed services provider (MSP), could attract strong buyout offers. But the owners have no immediate plans to sell. Here’s why.

Coffee Friday

5 Channel Observations: 9 Oct. 2015

Today’s channel partner update involves Dell-EMC M&A discussions; VMware’s future; rumored death of channel chiefs; Amazon IoT copied Jay McBain & more.

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A Big Data Scorecard for Channel Partners?

How can channel partners measure their big data readiness? Check out Hortonworks’ Big Data Scorecard — and wrap your arms around basic analytics.