Michael Cusanelli


Michael Cusanelli is the associate editor for Penton Technology’s channel properties, including The VAR Guy, MSPmentor and Talkin' Cloud. He has written articles and produced video for Newsday.com and is a graduate of Stony Brook University's School of Journalism in New York. In his spare time Michael likes to play video games, watch sci-fi movies and participate in all things nerdy. 

Fortinet Acquires AccelOps to Expand Security Fabric Strategy
Fortinet (FTNT) has acquired AccelOps for $28 million in cash, effective immediately, according to an announcement made on Tuesday.
SolarWinds Purchases LOGICnow to Corner the MSP Market

IT management software provider SolarWinds has acquired LOGICnow, the company announced on Wednesday.

Study: Containers Are Great, But Skilled Admins Are Difficult to Find
Shippable found that 89 percent of respondents said they were either very likely or somewhat likely to increase their use of containers sometime within the next year.
Dell Rebrands Pending EMC Merger as Dell Technologies
Michael Dell announced the news during his keynote speech at this week’s EMC World.
Virtustream Debuts Enterprise Storage Cloud at EMC World

Cloud service provider Virtustream launched the Virtustream Storage Cloud platform on Monday during EMC World in Las Vegas.

Alibaba Cloud and SAP Seek to Dominate Chinese, Asean Markets 1

Alibaba Cloud is coming to China thanks to a partnership with SAP China, the company announced on this week.

VMware to Buyback $1.2 Billion in Shares
VMware (VMW) plans to buy back $1.2 billion in stock to ease the minds of EMC shareholders hesitant about the impending Dell acquisition.
Threat Stack Raises $15.3 Million in Series B Funding, Plans New Hires
Cloud security and compliance management provider Threat Stack has obtained $15.3 million in Series B funding.
Metalogix and Microsoft Deliver SharePoint Online Migration
Microsoft and Metalogix have joined forces to ease customers’ migration of SharePoint on-premise to Office 365 SharePoint Online.
Cybersecurity Training Optional in Top Computer Science Programs: Study
None of the top 10 U.S. computer science programs at American universities require a single course in cybersecurity before graduation.
Qualcomm Backs Stratoscale in $27 Million Series C Funding Round 1

Qualcomm (QCOM) was one of several investors who helped cloud-based data center solution developer Stratoscale raise $27 million in the company’s Series C funding round, bringing the company’s lifetime total to a whopping $70 million.

IBM Looks to Boost CRM Skills with Optevia Acquisition

IBM (IBM) is now the proud owner of Optevia, a Software as a Service (SaaS) specialist and systems integrator based in the United Kingdom.

Riverbed Adds Support for AWS, Azure to SteelFusion

Riverbed Technology has added support for Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure to Riverbed SteelFusion, the company’s hyper-converged edge solution.

Cisco to Acquire CliQr for $260 Million

Networking giant Cisco Systems could be growing even larger following the company’s announcement on Tuesday that it intends to acquire San Jose-based CliQr Technologies for $260 million in cash and assumed equity awards.

Study: Collaboration Technology Key to Driving Teamwork, Not Revenue

Collaboration technology is critical to fostering teamwork among employees, which ultimately can lead to increased revenue, according to new research from Dimension Data.

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