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November, 2019


November 27, 2019  9:53 PM

Understanding co-managed IT services

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith
Managed service providers, Managed Services, MSP

MSPs sometimes avoid prospective clients that already have internal IT staff, but by taking the co-managed IT services approach, they don't have to. That's according to Bob Coppedge, owner of Simplex-IT, an MSP based in Stow, Ohio. Co-managed IT services, or CoMITS, is a model for developing...

November 27, 2019  8:20 PM

MBX Systems reinvents itself in computer hardware manufacturing

Spencer Smith Spencer Smith Profile: Spencer Smith
Business model, Manufacturing, Vertical markets

Twenty-five-year-old MBX Systems, a computer hardware manufacturer, is an example of how technology companies can continually adapt to the ever-changing marketplace. In 1995, the organization started in the consumer space as Drive Express (later Motherboard Express), focused on selling...


November 27, 2019  6:46 PM

IT channel news: Buyout target Tech Data sees 2% drop in sales

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Channel partners, distribution

IT channel companies continued to make news during the shortened Thanksgiving work week. Here's a quick summary:

  • Distributor Tech Data reported a 2% year-over-year decrease in third quarter sales, with a drop in European revenue the key contributor. The company generated worldwide...


November 26, 2019  3:55 PM

Consultant’s free FedRAMP readiness assessment tool gets early looks

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel

Quzara LLC, a consulting firm based in Reston, Va., has rolled out a FedRAMP readiness assessment tool, conducting 30 reviews of independent software vendors and cloud providers in its first 60 days of availability. FedRAMP, which stands for the


November 13, 2019  8:43 PM

Apollo begins countdown to Tech Data acquisition

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Acquisitions, Channel, distribution

Private equity firm Apollo Global Management has inked an agreement to acquire distributor Tech Data Corp. But the buyout terms leave the door open for other suitors. Tech Data, based in Clearwater, Fla., ranks among the top IT distributors, offering


November 5, 2019  9:34 PM

SADA’s dotMaps app rolls out in Seattle

John Moore John Moore Profile: John Moore
Channel, Cloud Computing, Google Maps, IT Consulting, Project planning, Public sector, smart city

An application development assignment that began as a municipal project coordination system has morphed into a public-facing service aiming to help travelers plan their routes to work and school. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) selected SADA Systems, a technology and business...


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