Michael Cusanelli

Associate Editor,
Penton Technology Group, Channel

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. He can be reached at Michael.Cusanelli@Penton.com


Dell, EMC to Rebrand as Dell Technologies
Dell, EMC to Rebrand as Dell Technologies
Following completion of the pending deal, all existing business ventures from both firms – including VMware and RSA – will be housed under the new brand.
5 Lessons Learned from Master MSP Thomas Clancy of Valiant Technology

Thomas Clancy Jr. is the founder and CEO of Valiant Technology, a NY-based MSP specializing in providing break/fix services for enterprise customers. Clancy started the company in 2002 as an Apple reseller and service provider.

Apple Announces New Products, Prices; Reaffirms Commitment to iPhone Security
CEO Tim Cook made the announcements during a Town Hall meeting at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.
Trustwave: MSP Security Experts More Valuable Than Ever

The number of IT professionals who already utilize or plan to utilize a managed service provider for their security needs has risen over the past year due to mounting pressure to secure enterprise assets and a general lack of in-house security expertise.

Bitdefender Partners with ConnectWise on Labtech Security Solution

Internet security provider Bitdefender is collaborating with ConnectWise by combining its flagship security solution with Labtech, ConnectWise’s Remote Monitoring Management software.

Logitech GROUP ConferenceCam to Be Sold Exclusively Through MSPs

Logitech (LOGI) will sell its new Logitech GROUP conferencecam solution exclusively through its MSP partners, the company announced on Monday.

EiQ Networks Adds Redhawk, Carolinas IT to Partner Program

EiQ Networks, a hybrid Software as a Service (SaaS) security solution provider, has added Redhawk Network Security and Carolinas IT to its reseller program, the company announced on Tuesday.

Debunking Microsoft Office 365 Misconceptions with Atrion

Microsoft Office has been a staple of the modern workplace for more than a decade, but the latest version, Office 365, is still something of a mystery for many users who grew up using Microsoft’s legacy productivity suite.

Datto Permanently Lowers Prices on SIRIS Suite

Datto saw enough success in scaling its business in 2015 that the backup and disaster recovery company has decided to pass on the savings to its channel partners.

Atrion Holds Inaugural Technology Symposium

Earlier this month, IT service provider Atrion held its inaugural AlwaysOn Technology Symposium at the Cross Pavilion at Gillette Stadium, the home of the New England Patriots.

INetU Offers Tips for Surviving the Online Holiday Shopping Rush

With the holidays just around the corner, MSPs are inevitably gearing up for an uptick in traffic as customers flock to their favorite sites for end-of-the-year deals. An increase in traffic means more strain on cloud environments, which could spell doom for companies who haven’t fortified their e-commerce platforms for the oncoming rush.

Druva PartnerSync for MSPs Adds Custom Console, Co-branding

Druva has added a customizable management console for managed service providers and solutions focused on scaling MSP adoption with the launch of new capabilities for its InSync platform.

Tigerpaw Software Launches First SaaS-Based Offering

Tigerpaw Software announced the launch of its first software-as-a-service offering in the form of Tigerpaw One, which combines all of the company’s business automation tools and modules under a single monthly subscription fee.

MSP Acquisition: Tolt Solutions Owner Clearlake Buys Pomeroy

Pomeroy and Tolt Solutions will combine as part of the newly formed Pomeroy Group of Companies, according to a joint announcement released on Tuesday.

Silver Lake, Thoma Bravo Purchase SolarWinds for $4.5 Billion 1

Private equity firms Thoma Bravo and Silver Lake Partners acquired SolarWinds N-Able for $4.5 billion on Wednesday, making the IT management software developer the latest technology company to become privately owned.

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