CRN Managed Services News

APC SVP McKernan On New Managed Services Program, IoT And The Future Of Power Management

Rob McKernan sounds off to CRN about the formal launch of APC's new managed services program and the changes aimed at driving a holistic shift in the company's business with partners.

Partners: New APC Managed Services Program Is Set To Drive Recurring Revenue Sales Growth

APC is setting up its partners to drive recurring revenue sales with a new managed services program that includes a new managed service certification and market development funds.

5 Things You Need To Know About APC's New Managed Services Program

With the new program, APC has provided what it calls a "holistic approach" to managed services, integrating its Smart-UPS power management and monitoring into managed services platforms.

20 Highest-Paying Tech Companies In America For 2016

Engineers are the most in-demand position at 15 of America's 20 highest-paying tech companies, nearly all of which have headquarters on the West Coast, according to an analysis by online employment company Glassdoor.

The Best And Worst Technology Company Stocks In Q1 2016

The number of losers among tech company stocks in the first quarter of 2016 slightly outnumbered the winners. Take a look at who was up and who was down.

Two Philly-Area MSPs Merge To Bolster Customer Support, Cloud Technologies

Pegasus Technologies and Alura Business Solutions have joined forces, creating a Mid-Atlantic MSP powerhouse.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending April 22, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

Dell SecureWorks Falls Short On IPO Expectations

SecureWorks officially launched into the public market Friday, but the security services company's first day on the stock exchange raised less than the $134.3 million expected.

6 Key Things To Know About Amazon Web Services' 'Sentinel' Managed Services Offering

AWS is said to be working on a secret self-service managed services offering because large customers are asking for it. Here's what you should know about the product.

HPE Hyper-Converged Appliance Boosts Recurring Revenue For MSPs Of All Sizes

HPE's ProLiant Easy Connect EC200a offers features for every level of MSP in the channel, from the smallest players to huge MSPs.

Tech Elite 250: Reaching New Levels

Solution providers on this year's Tech Elite 250 are maintaining a technology edge by taking advantage of the training and certification programs offered by the IT vendors they partner with.

10 Things To Know About IBM's Acquisition Of Bluewolf

Bluewolf CEO Eric Berridge and IBM Interactive Experience Global Leader Paul Papas sound off on what brought the two companies together, the future of the Bluewolf brand and where Bluewolf is looking to expand.

HPE Sells Controlling Stake In Mphasis To Blackstone For $825M

Three months after it announced plans to sell a majority stake in Mphasis, Hewlett Packard Enterprise has found a buyer in private equity giant Blackstone Group. The two sides agreed to a deal worth $825 million.

Synnex CEO Talks Ingram-HNA Deal, Concentrix Delivery Changes And New Verizon Program

Kevin Murai discusses the disruption created by Tianjin Tianhai's acquisition of Ingram Micro, why Synnex opted to close three of its U.S. customer care delivery centers and why Verizon decided to work with Synnex around managed security.

IBM To Buy Channel Superstar Bluewolf

IBM is continuing its services acquisition spree, saying Thursday that it plans to acquire solution provider superstar Bluewolf for an undisclosed amount.

Atera CEO: Adoption Of New MSP Platform Has Surpassed Expectations

RMM, PSA and remote tool platform developer Atera is gaining attention from managed service providers with a unique pricing model and new, born-in-the-cloud technology.

10 Things You Don't Know About NTT Data

Now that NTT Data has landed Perot Systems, here are 10 of the most interesting, unusual and wacky things NTT Data has been involved in since its founding 49 years ago.

CRN Exclusive: IndependenceIT Releases Redesigned Cloud Workspace Suite

Solution providers stand to gain new business and save costs as workspace automation software firm IndependenceIT releases Cloud Workspace Suite 5.0.

Partners Eye Huge Services Opportunity As Dell Reaches $3.1B Deal To Sell Perot Systems To NTT

Solution providers say Dell's deal to sell its IT services business to Japan-based IT outsourcing firm NTT Data opens the door to dramatically increased services revenue.

Q&A: Tech Data CEO Talks Ingram-HNA Deal, Blossoming Apple Partnership and Dell-EMC Synergies

Bob Dutkowsky dishes on the premium Tianjin Tianhai paid for Ingram Micro, how Apple penetrated the enterprise to become Tech Data's largest partner, and why he believes Dell and EMC have become so channel-centric.