Five years ago, the telco partners Ross Thompson worked with were all about networking and voice. When the cloud opportunity came along, they required a whole other kind of education: how to capitalize on the IT channel opportunity.
The IT and MSP management software provider announced its intention to go public this week. Will the influx of cash help it improve its competitive positioning, or will having to answer to shareholders prevent it from putting partners first?
As Microsoft prepares to acquire the GitHub software development platform, lots of open source developers who use GitHub are wondering how it will affect them. Several analysts tell Channel Futures that the move will likely be a positive one.