Twenty of the publicly held channel companies on our watch list saw the price of their stock increase in the third quarter of 2017 while only six recorded stock price declines. See who was up and who was down in the third quarter of 2017.
The combination of DXC's $2.9 billion U.S. public sector business, consultancy Vencore, and background invesitgation service provider KeyPoint will create one of the five largest pure-play U.S. government solution providers.
The Charlotte, N.C.-based solution provider said its combination with Office Depot can succeed where others have failed. The key? A team of 6,000 technicians that can deliver expert services, at scale, to SMBs.
Charlotte, N.C.-based CompuCom will become Office Depot’s technology services platform nationwide, adding about $1.1 billion of revenue with expected cost synergies of over $40 million within two years.
“Combining with Forsythe helps us expand the depth of our solutions and services offerings for our clients, specifically in security, risk management, and data center transformation," said Sirius CEO Joe Mertens.
At the Midsize Enterprise Summit, Gartner research director Mike Cisek highlights a handful of alternative approaches IT decision-makers should consider as midmarket budget and staffing limitations continue.
The deal will unite two of the world's largest MSPs into a global powerhouse that it said will be the largest player in managed public cloud and private cloud services, as well as a worldwide leader in managed hosting.
The quickly growing managed services provider announced Praschak, a technology and telecom services industry veteran, as its new president and CEO on Monday and he's already got a plan to expand the business.
Juniper Networks plans to integrate Cyphort's security technology into its advanced threat prevention product, Sky ATP. The acquisition brings Cyphort CEO Manoj Leelanivas back to Juniper, where he worked for 14 years.
Although SolarWinds MSP has mail antivirus capabilities today, acquiring SpamExperts will provide more robust detection capabilities thanks to their rich threat intelligence engine that it is continuously updating.
Cisco's big spending on a software company focused on hyper-converged infrastructure sends a positive signal to partners who are looking for alternative offerings to SimpliVity, now part of Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Solution providers using WorkMarket and OnForce will benefit from increased scale and operational efficiencies, according to WorkMarket's CEO, as well as enhanced account engagement and customer support.
"The intuitive network is an intelligent, highly secure platform — powered by intent and informed by context and Viptela's solution is perfectly aligned with that vision," said Cisco Senior Vice President Scott Harrell.
While the Arcserve Unified Data Protection appliance protects cloud-based applications and added cloud redundancy, the company is looking to close a major hole in its product line with Zetta's direct-to-cloud data protection capabilities.
Telecom M&A activity has picked up during the first half of 2017 with some mega-mergers coming to a close and some smaller deals just getting going. CRN rounded up the 10 biggest telecom acquisitions so far in 2017.
2017 Tech Innovator Award Winners
The 2017 Tech Innovator Awards honors vendors in 32 categories, with the winners and finalists chosen from among 216 applicants in areas ranging from cloud applications to tablets to the Internet of Things.