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Staples found continuously hitting the “Easy” button wasn’t the solution to its managed services business and opted to sell its Thrive Networks subsidiary to MetTel. Could it be that retailers make bad IT companies?(Read Full Article)
Under new structure, GFI Software will operate two business – LogicNow for its managed services products and GFI developing private cloud products. The move is designed to enable the company to focus on product and business development, as well as growth.(Read Full Article)
Major names such as Ricoh, Samsung and HP entering the 3D printer space will fuel growth even faster, analyst Futuresource Consulting has predicted.
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Funding provided by Continuum Veterans Foundation, the charitable arm of managed service enabler Continuum, helped 81 military veterans returning from service find jobs in the IT industry in the first half of 2014.(Read Full Article)
Hewlett-Packard Co. has confirmed 24-year company veteran George Brasher as the new U.K. and Ireland boss of its printers and personal systems (PPS) division.
The U.S. native will replace Paul Hunter, who is travelling across the Atlantic in the opposite direction to become CEO Meg Whitman’s chief of staff. Brasher (pictured) currently holds a San Diego-based post as general manager(Read Full Article)
ConnectWise is looking to capitalize on the acquisition of rival professional services automation vendor Autotask by inviting users to defect and avoid instability and potential pitfalls that come from working with a vendor under private equity ownership.(Read Full Article)
Tech Data Canada has entered the 3D printing market, as the distributor has signed a North America-wide distribution deal with Brooklyn, NY-based MakerBot, a producer of desktop 3D printers.(Read Full Article)
Autotask, a leading professional services automation software vendor, was acquired by private equity firm Vista Equity Partners, for an undisclosed price, making it the latest shakeup in the managed services segment.(Read Full Article)
A new effort from specialty technology distributor ScanSource is aiming to make 3D technology more of a real money-maker for its partners.(Read Full Article)
Kaseya, best known for its managed services enablement tools, launched a channel program that for the first time will enable solution providers to resell its IT automation tools to end users. The initiative removes one of the complaints about Kaseya that it competes with its MSPs.(Read Full Article)
Managed print isn't the sexiest service in the market, but it's among the most profitable and growing in the services segment. To make it easier for managed service providers to adopt and deliver the managed print services , Xerox is teaming up with ...(Read Full Article)
While the majority of IT solution providers are considering whether they should migrate from break-fix to managed services, Ingram Micros partner See The Matrix is already well into selling private cloud services.(Read Full Article)
Global ICT heavyweight Dimension Data plc upped its presence in the U.S. on Wednesday with the acquisition of high-flying California IT services provider Nexus IS Inc. for an undisclosed sum.(Read Full Article)
Birch Communications turned the acquisition and turnaround of distressed solution providers and regional telecom resellers into an art form that grew the company. Now, it’s taking on a healthy company, CBeyond, and rising to national prominence.(Read Full Article)
When setting prices for IT services, do you offer a discount to ward off competition or make the bold move and ask for a raise? As tough as it sounds, the best option might be the latter.(Read Full Article)
Embattled cloud computing vendor Zenith Infotech is under orders to liquidate and it’s not allow to return to the stock market to raise money. But India regulators are allowing the company to post bank guarantees, which could breathe new life into the debt-ridden company.(Read Full Article)
Ingram Micro is the world’s largest distributor and one of the largest aggregators of cloud services. Now, it’s offering its own cloud services and plans to add more homegrown products to its portfolio.(Read Full Article)
The new 2014 Channel Profitability Report by The 2112 Group finds that solution provider net revenue climbed in 2013 despite the profitability of products and services falling – in some cases dramatically.
The average solution provider posted profits between 11 percent and 15 percent of gross revenue in 2013, up slightly over 2012. Moreover, solution providers are reaping more take-home cash than they did in 2010, when the average profit was just 6 percent to 10 percent of gross revenue.(Read Full Article)