CRN Managed Services News

Solution Provider Atrion Networking Merges With Sister Company To Ramp Up Services Push

Atrion Networking Corp., a $120 million IT services firm in Warwick, R.I., has merged with its sister company, Atrion Corp., to accelerate the combined companies' transition to services.

Autotask CEO: We Plan To Triple Our IT Management Platform Business In Four Years

Take a look at what Autotask CEO Mark Cattini says about a new user interface, its acquisition of CentraStage, and being acquired by Vista Equity Partners.

Solution Providers Help Customers Brace For Massive Blizzard Hitting Northeast

As a blizzard makes its way toward the Northeast, bringing up to three feet of snow in some areas, solution providers are actively preparing their customers and say the key is not leaving anything to the last minute.

Autotask Hires IPO Expert Elmer Lai As CFO To Help Fuel Future Growth

As Autotask works to make significant upgrades to its technology and business, the IT business management platform company has added Elmer Lai as CFO to help continue its growth trajectory.

Sigma Technology Solutions CTO Moves On To Gartner As Research Director

After four years guiding Sigma Technology Solutions into new strategies and practices, CTO Elias Khnaser is moving on to Gartner.

ServIT's Third Business Transition Drives Triple-Digit Growth

While a lot of channel companies are going through a radical business reinvention to a managed services model, not all of them have reinvented themselves more than once. Take a look at one MSP that has.

Bedroc Acquires OneSource Computing To Boost Security Offerings

Bedroc, No. 45 on CRN's 2014 Fast Growth 150 list, acquired OneSource to give it a large dedicated security team in the Nashville, Tenn., area it serves.

Datapipe Acquires GoGrid To Ramp Up Big Data Managed Services Offerings

Datapipe is making moves to establish itself as a leading big data managed service provider, executives said, with the acquisition of GoGrid, a multicloud big data deployment company.

Syntel Sues Cognizant For More Than $6 Billion After TriZetto Acquisition

In a face-off between two big-time solution providers, a unit of Syntel is suing Cognizant for more than $6 billion, following up on the solution provider's acquisition of TriZetto late last year.

MSPs Come Together In D.C. With eGuard Acquiring NewTeq

EGuard Technology Services has acquired NewTeq Computer Services, expanding its geographic reach and adding 40 new SMB customers.

Financial Vertical Play: Solution Provider Synechron Acquires Team Trade

Synechron, a global solution provider focused on the financial vertical, acquires Paris-based Team Trade to boost its European presence and add new skill sets.

Cloud, Mobility, Big Data Key To Growth In Managed Services Space

Industry analysts and solution providers are predicting a spike in demand for managed services over the next few years.

2015's Big Opportunity For MSPs: Compliance-As-A-Service

While compliance services add a lot of value to an MSP's portfolio, it has been a largely untapped opportunity. A nnew survey predicts that won't be the case too much longer.

Entisys Solutions Bets Big On HP Portfolio With Acquisition Of Premier IT Solutions

Entisys Solutions is making big moves in the HP partner space with its acquisition of Premier IT Solutions, a systems integrator that will add new expertise to the Entisys portfolio.

CSC Hit With $190M Penalty As It Settles SEC Probe And Restates Earnings

As a four-year probe comes to a close, CSC is facing a $190 million penalty, earnings restatement and review of its accounting compliance practices as part of a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

The 10 Biggest Managed Services Stories Of 2014

This year saw a lot of wheeling and dealing for MSPs, with telecom companies getting a seat at the table and big-name retailers cashing out.

Top Solution Provider Execs: Why We Think 2015 Will Be Even Better Than 2014

CEOs and CFOs from CDW, Insight and PC Connection shared at a recent Raymond James conference why they are optimistic that 2015 will be even better for solution providers than 2014.

Xerox Sells Its IT Outsourcing Business To Atos For $1.05 Billion

Xerox says the move will allow it to focus on its business process and document outsourcing businesses within its services operations.

Unisys Names 20-Year Channel Executive Veteran As New CEO

Unisys finally concludes its CEO search, hiring Peter Altabef to get the solution provider back on track to profitable growth.

UCaaS: What's New and Exciting is the Revenue Opportunity

The emergence of unified communications-as-a-service -- packaged telephony functions integrated with messaging, mobile, and productivity apps -- made 2014 the year of voice.