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September 20, 2019
D&H Distributing's cloud strategy aims to help VARs adopt the managed services model and sell bundled cloud offerings around platforms such as Office 365 and Azure.
September 04, 2019
Insight CEO Ken Lamneck says the newly closed PCM purchase will augment the combined company's managed service offerings, add scale to its product business and boost efficiency.
July 19, 2018
SolarWinds MSP believes channel partners targeting the managed services model can gain insight into their transition using a new benchmarking tool dubbed MSP Pulse.
June 01, 2018
Sophos said it will look to provide its partners with greater access to its in-house expertise as the security vendor's partner base moves toward the MSP model; more news from the week.
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