Category Archives for "Managed Services News"

Apr 27

Master Agent, Distributor Update: Big M&A, Global Expansion Set the Market

By | Managed Services News

Synnex, Telarus, Intelisys, Ingram Micro. Get your master agent and distributor updates all in one place.

Master agents and distributors continue to invest hiring, suppliers and acquisitions.

Now that we’ve brought together the Channel Partners Online and Channel Futures websites, we’re putting our quarterly updates of master agents and distributors in the same place. Yes, these company types can differ significantly from one another. But both play a key mediating role between the end-partner and the vendor. Both also function as key resources for partners looking for training, technical support and advocacy.

We assembled 17 of the first quarter’s biggest master and disti stories to get you caught up. In many cases, the news is financial in nature. Of course we feature the multibillion-dollar transaction between two large distributors that will shape the future of the channel. Our recap also includes our discussion of the ominous FCC rural health care ruling that could significantly impact the agent channel.

View the slideshow above to see the latest updates in the world of technology distribution.

Apr 27

Expert Advice on Starting a DE&I Program for MSPs

By | Managed Services News

Why should MSPs care about DE&I? “Why shouldn’t they?” respond Dave Sobel and Tarin Lane.

Many small companies, MSPs included, think starting a DE&I program would be impossible for them. So, despite evidence that shows diversity increases performance, most decline to even try.

MSP Radio’s Dave Sobel

Black Belonging Matters' Tarin Lane

Black Belonging Matters’ Tarin Lane

What is it that seems so insurmountable? Perhaps cost? Or lack of expertise? Not knowing where to start?

All of these challenges can be overcome, says Tarin Lane, a lawyer and co-founder of Black Belonging Matters. The organization teaches employers how to embrace diverse talent in the workplace.

In this Business of Tech podcast from MSP Radio, Lane talks with Dave Sobel about how MSPs can approach the task of starting a DE&I program. Among their advice: Think like an MSP — use the skills you already have.

Apr 27

Master Agent, Distributor Update: Big M&A, Global Expansion Set the Market

By | Managed Services News

Synnex, Telarus, Intelisys, Ingram Micro. Get your master agent and distributor updates all in one place.

Master agents and distributors continue to invest hiring, suppliers and acquisitions.

Now that we’ve brought together the Channel Partners Online and Channel Futures websites, we’re putting our quarterly updates of master agents and distributors in the same place. Yes, these company types can differ significantly from one another. But both play a key mediating role between the end-partner and the vendor. Both also function as key resources for partners looking for training, technical support and advocacy.

We assembled 17 of the first quarter’s biggest master and disti stories to get you caught up. In many cases, the news is financial in nature. Of course we feature the multibillion-dollar transaction between two large distributors that will shape the future of the channel. Our recap also includes our discussion of the ominous FCC rural health care ruling that could significantly impact the agent channel.

View the slideshow above to see the latest updates in the world of technology distribution.

Apr 27

Expert Advice on Starting a DE&I Program for MSPs

By | Managed Services News

Why should MSPs care about DE&I? “Why shouldn’t they?” respond Dave Sobel and Tarin Lane.

Many small companies, MSPs included, think starting a DE&I program would be impossible for them. So, despite evidence that shows diversity increases performance, most decline to even try.

MSP Radio’s Dave Sobel

Black Belonging Matters' Tarin Lane

Black Belonging Matters’ Tarin Lane

What is it that seems so insurmountable? Perhaps cost? Or lack of expertise? Not knowing where to start?

All of these challenges can be overcome, says Tarin Lane, a lawyer and co-founder of Black Belonging Matters. The organization teaches employers how to embrace diverse talent in the workplace.

In this Business of Tech podcast from MSP Radio, Lane talks with Dave Sobel about how MSPs can approach the task of starting a DE&I program. Among their advice: Think like an MSP — use the skills you already have.

Apr 27

Master Agent, Distributor Update: Big M&A, Global Expansion Set the Market

By | Managed Services News

Synnex, Telarus, Intelisys, Ingram Micro. Get your master agent and distributor updates all in one place.

Master agents and distributors continue to invest hiring, suppliers and acquisitions.

Now that we’ve brought together the Channel Partners Online and Channel Futures websites, we’re putting our quarterly updates of master agents and distributors in the same place. Yes, these company types can differ significantly from one another. But both play a key mediating role between the end-partner and the vendor. Both also function as key resources for partners looking for training, technical support and advocacy.

We assembled 17 of the first quarter’s biggest master and disti stories to get you caught up. In many cases, the news is financial in nature. Of course we feature the multibillion-dollar transaction between two large distributors that will shape the future of the channel. Our recap also includes our discussion of the ominous FCC rural health care ruling that could significantly impact the agent channel.

View the slideshow above to see the latest updates in the world of technology distribution.

Apr 27

Expert Advice on Starting a DE&I Program for MSPs

By | Managed Services News

Why should MSPs care about DE&I? “Why shouldn’t they?” respond Dave Sobel and Tarin Lane.

Many small companies, MSPs included, think starting a DE&I program would be impossible for them. So, despite evidence that shows diversity increases performance, most decline to even try.

MSP Radio’s Dave Sobel

Black Belonging Matters' Tarin Lane

Black Belonging Matters’ Tarin Lane

What is it that seems so insurmountable? Perhaps cost? Or lack of expertise? Not knowing where to start?

All of these challenges can be overcome, says Tarin Lane, a lawyer and co-founder of Black Belonging Matters. The organization teaches employers how to embrace diverse talent in the workplace.

In this Business of Tech podcast from MSP Radio, Lane talks with Dave Sobel about how MSPs can approach the task of starting a DE&I program. Among their advice: Think like an MSP — use the skills you already have.

Apr 27

Master Agent, Distributor Update: Big M&A, Global Expansion Set the Market

By | Managed Services News

Synnex, Telarus, Intelisys, Ingram Micro. Get your master agent and distributor updates all in one place.

Master agents and distributors continue to invest hiring, suppliers and acquisitions.

Now that we’ve brought together the Channel Partners Online and Channel Futures websites, we’re putting our quarterly updates of master agents and distributors in the same place. Yes, these company types can differ significantly from one another. But both play a key mediating role between the end-partner and the vendor. Both also function as key resources for partners looking for training, technical support and advocacy.

We assembled 17 of the first quarter’s biggest master and disti stories to get you caught up. In many cases, the news is financial in nature. Of course we feature the multibillion-dollar transaction between two large distributors that will shape the future of the channel. Our recap also includes our discussion of the ominous FCC rural health care ruling that could significantly impact the agent channel.

View the slideshow above to see the latest updates in the world of technology distribution.

Apr 27

Expert Advice on Starting a DE&I Program for MSPs

By | Managed Services News

Why should MSPs care about DE&I? “Why shouldn’t they?” respond Dave Sobel and Tarin Lane.

Many small companies, MSPs included, think starting a DE&I program would be impossible for them. So, despite evidence that shows diversity increases performance, most decline to even try.

MSP Radio’s Dave Sobel

Black Belonging Matters' Tarin Lane

Black Belonging Matters’ Tarin Lane

What is it that seems so insurmountable? Perhaps cost? Or lack of expertise? Not knowing where to start?

All of these challenges can be overcome, says Tarin Lane, a lawyer and co-founder of Black Belonging Matters. The organization teaches employers how to embrace diverse talent in the workplace.

In this Business of Tech podcast from MSP Radio, Lane talks with Dave Sobel about how MSPs can approach the task of starting a DE&I program. Among their advice: Think like an MSP — use the skills you already have.

Apr 27

Master Agent, Distributor Update: Big M&A, Global Expansion Set the Market

By | Managed Services News

Synnex, Telarus, Intelisys, Ingram Micro. Get your master agent and distributor updates all in one place.

Master agents and distributors continue to invest hiring, suppliers and acquisitions.

Now that we’ve brought together the Channel Partners Online and Channel Futures websites, we’re putting our quarterly updates of master agents and distributors in the same place. Yes, these company types can differ significantly from one another. But both play a key mediating role between the end-partner and the vendor. Both also function as key resources for partners looking for training, technical support and advocacy.

We assembled 17 of the first quarter’s biggest master and disti stories to get you caught up. In many cases, the news is financial in nature. Of course we feature the multibillion-dollar transaction between two large distributors that will shape the future of the channel. Our recap also includes our discussion of the ominous FCC rural health care ruling that could significantly impact the agent channel.

View the slideshow above to see the latest updates in the world of technology distribution.

Apr 27

Expert Advice on Starting a DE&I Program for MSPs

By | Managed Services News

Why should MSPs care about DE&I? “Why shouldn’t they?” respond Dave Sobel and Tarin Lane.

Many small companies, MSPs included, think starting a DE&I program would be impossible for them. So, despite evidence that shows diversity increases performance, most decline to even try.

MSP Radio’s Dave Sobel

Black Belonging Matters' Tarin Lane

Black Belonging Matters’ Tarin Lane

What is it that seems so insurmountable? Perhaps cost? Or lack of expertise? Not knowing where to start?

All of these challenges can be overcome, says Tarin Lane, a lawyer and co-founder of Black Belonging Matters. The organization teaches employers how to embrace diverse talent in the workplace.

In this Business of Tech podcast from MSP Radio, Lane talks with Dave Sobel about how MSPs can approach the task of starting a DE&I program. Among their advice: Think like an MSP — use the skills you already have.

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