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'Datto Mojo Will Fade': Partners Voice Concerns Over Controversial Kaseya Acquisition

At least one MSP hopes that Kaseya will adopt Datto’s philosophy in customer relations and prioritize relationships over dollars.

Allison Francis

April 20, 2022

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The dust has somewhat settled from the stir-up caused by Kaseya announcing last week that it would buy Datto. Now that partners have had a chance to pick their jaws up off the floor, we asked them to weigh in on what they think about one of the biggest acquisitions in MSP history. 

Kaseya stands to dramatically shift the dynamics of the MSP industry by building what will become the largest MSP platform developer, now that it has Datto. So, what does it mean for the industry? What will be the business impact? What exactly is the integration plan? 

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Partner sentiment was fairly consistent, leaning heavily on the sides of “huh?” and “uh oh …” with some “that makes sense” mixed in. 

Check out the gallery above to see what our 2021 MSP 501ers and NextGen 101ers are voicing about the acquisition.

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Allison Francis

Allison Francis is a writer, public relations and marketing communications professional with experience working with clients in industries such as business technology, telecommunications, health care, education, the trade show and meetings industry, travel/tourism, hospitality, consumer packaged goods and food/beverage. She specializes in working with B2B technology companies involved in hyperconverged infrastructure, managed IT services, business process outsourcing, cloud management and customer experience technologies. Allison holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations and marketing from Drake University. An Iowa native, she resides in Denver, Colorado.

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