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.
The acquisition, coming on the heels of Carbonite's recent purchase of disaster recovery and business continuity specialist EVault, shows that Carbonite, which started as a consumer cloud backup company, is rapidly becoming a B2B competitor.
With its Open Mesh acquisition, Datto brings its disaster recovery and business continuity MSPs into the networking market, claiming there is a huge gap between the demand for managed networking services and what the competition offers.
Dominic Orr spoke with CRN about Aruba's battle against networking behemoth Cisco including Aruba's software and architectural advantages versus Cisco Meraki, Cisco's software-defined shortcomings and the changing customer networking landscape.
CRN's 2018 MSP 500
With the fast-growing -- and fast-changing -- MSP landscape in mind, CRN has again assembled the MSP 500, an annual list that recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to managed services.