High levels of fragmentation, market-leading organic growth, and the presence of rich strategic acquirers like IBM and Accenture make the channel ripe for investment, said Clarivest Group and Pamlico Capital executives here at XChange Solution Provider 2017.
Tech Data CEO Bob Dutkowsky speaks with CRN on how the close of the $2.6 billion Avnet TS deal will impact pricing, margins, partner program setup, line card offerings, and Internet of Things capabilities for Technology Solutions partners.
Tekserve's business solutions arm, T2 Computing, will begin its next chapter as part of Axispoint, combining hardware and software expertise to provide a more well-rounded experience to media and entertainment firms.
CenturyLink's acquisition of solution provider Seal Consulting means an expanded portfolio of SAP solutions and expertise, and more SAP managed services opportunities for partners, according to the carrier.
A Windstream-EarthLink merger will better position the combined company to compete with the telecom heavyweights. The two channel programs will continue as is and more details will emerge in the coming months.
CenturyLink's merger with Level 3 will combine cloud and data services for business customers over a far-reaching fiber footprint and partners are looking forward to finding new opportunities for growth.
CenturyLink has agreed to acquire Level 3 Communications in a cash and stock deal worth $34 billion, creating the second largest domestic communications provider serving business customers, according to the companies.
Consulting superstar Accenture left its imprint on the channel M&A landscape in September, making three separate acquisitions to boost its capabilities around Salesforce, Workday and the retail industry.
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.