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40 Tech Deals That Had Big Channel Impact

CRN Staff

CRN reviews 40 of the biggest tech deals that affected the channel: from Novell’s Wordperfect buy to Broadcom’s impending VMware acquisition.


Microsoft spent $7.5 billion in 2018 on GitHub to get closer to the code repository provider’s developer users. But the deal also gave GitHub’s emerging channel program, launched in 2016, a boost by opening the door to new integrations for Microsoft’s 400,000-partner ecosystem and a foot in the door for new corporate customers.

GitHub continues to present an opportunity for Microsoft to boost its offerings around development operations (DevOps) and enterprise-level open source – and in turn, give partners a more powerful portfolio for going to market.

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