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Last week, managed services vendor Continuum acquired BrightGauge Software Inc., a maker of reporting and dashboard solutions for MSPs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but it’s safe to assume the money involved wasn’t trivial. So why did Boston-based Continuum make the investment? The answer is as easy as one, two, three once you understand the thinking of CEO Michael George, who discussed that thinking with ChannelPro shortly after word of the BrightGauge transaction became public.
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What’s now: A strong start for the company’s “Done Deal” program and the rise of specialized MSPs. What’s next: At least three acquisitions, a big RMM update with “disruptive” network management functionality…and quite possibly an IPO.
Appreciating the logic of the acquisition is as easy as one, two, three once you’re familiar with the thinking of Continuum CEO Michael George, who shared that thinking with ChannelPro in a recent conversation.
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