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Daniel Todd

Dan is a freelance writer and regular contributor to IT Pro, covering the latest news stories across the IT, technology, and channel landscapes. Topics regularly cover cloud technologies, cyber security, software and operating system guides, as well as the latest developments across the IT channel.

A journalism graduate from Leeds Beckett University, he combines a passion for the written word with a keen interest in the latest technology and its influence in an increasingly connected world.

He started writing for Channel Pro back in 2016, focusing on a mixture of news and technology guides, before becoming a regular contributor to IT Pro. Elsewhere, he has previously written news and features across a range of other topics, including sport, music, and general news.

Dell snaps up cloud orchestration startup Cloudify
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mergers and acquisitions

Dell snaps up cloud orchestration startup Cloudify

Deal could be worth up to a reported $100 million for the Israeli cloud business
27 Jan 2023
Mitel set to acquire Atos’ unified communications and collaboration business Unify
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mergers and acquisitions

Mitel set to acquire Atos’ unified communications and collaboration business Unify

The acquisition will take Mitel’s customer base to more than 75 million users and over 5,500 channel partners
26 Jan 2023
Delinea appoints David Castignola as new CRO, sales leader
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Security

Delinea appoints David Castignola as new CRO, sales leader

The 25-year veteran joins after previously holding leadership positions at Optiv and RSA
25 Jan 2023
Cognizant snaps up Manchester-based IoT specialist Mobica
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mergers and acquisitions

Cognizant snaps up Manchester-based IoT specialist Mobica

The acquisition will expand Cognizant’s embedded software engineering capabilities and boost its presence in Eastern Europe
24 Jan 2023
Node4 appoints Hannah Birch as managing director for digital services
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Managed service provider (MSP)

Node4 appoints Hannah Birch as managing director for digital services

Former Ensono and Accenture boss will work to strengthen the MSP’s partnership with Microsoft
20 Jan 2023
ServiceNow serves up new incentives as part of partner programme overhaul
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Business strategy

ServiceNow serves up new incentives as part of partner programme overhaul

Revamp aims to expand partner expertise and drive further value through the Now Platform
19 Jan 2023
Canon opens two new business centres in the UK and Ireland
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channel

Canon opens two new business centres in the UK and Ireland

West Sussex and Munster sites look to mimic the success of Canon’s Business Centre North East, offering print and document management expertise, as we…
18 Jan 2023
Cognizant appoints former Infosys president Ravi Kumar as CEO
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Business strategy

Cognizant appoints former Infosys president Ravi Kumar as CEO

The executive brings more than 20 years of experience in the consulting, process, and technology transformation space
17 Jan 2023
Xerox acquires managed print services provider Advanced UK
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mergers and acquisitions

Xerox acquires managed print services provider Advanced UK

Print and digital document giant moves to further expand its service portfolio
13 Jan 2023
Security and marketing are the top software spending priorities for 2023
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Software

Security and marketing are the top software spending priorities for 2023

Report concludes there is no indication that spending will wane, even in the current economic climate
12 Jan 2023
Microsoft UK snaps up former Kyndryl executive to lead its solutions business
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Business strategy

Microsoft UK snaps up former Kyndryl executive to lead its solutions business

Former Kyndryl UK&I president Tosca Colangeli will lead solutions strategy across the Microsoft Cloud portfolio
11 Jan 2023
IBM poaches Microsoft VP who becomes first female chief executive of its UK&I business
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Business strategy

IBM poaches Microsoft VP who becomes first female chief executive of its UK&I business

Dr Nicola Hodson succeeds Sreeram Visvanathan, who is leaving IBM after 22 years
10 Jan 2023
Aryaka names new vice president of channel sales for EMEA
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channel

Aryaka names new vice president of channel sales for EMEA

Jon Selway will oversee Aryaka’s channel growth strategy and partner program in the region
6 Jan 2023
IBM replaces Partner World programme with new IBM Partner Plus
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channel

IBM replaces Partner World programme with new IBM Partner Plus

The initiative introduces fresh incentives, Insider Access, and enhanced support to help partners win clients
5 Jan 2023
NetApp appoints Dell veteran as new channel lead for UK and Ireland
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Business strategy

NetApp appoints Dell veteran as new channel lead for UK and Ireland

Sonya Mathieu will lead NetApp’s channel business in the region and comes with extensive experience in many areas of IT
4 Jan 2023
Wallix launches dedicated MSP partner programme
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channel

Wallix launches dedicated MSP partner programme

Digital identity and access specialist consolidates its partner support system to meet “new strategic challenges”
23 Dec 2022
Workday names former VMware executive as its new co-CEO
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business management

Workday names former VMware executive as its new co-CEO

Carl Eschenbach will lead the business alongside co-founder and fellow co-CEO Aneel Bhusri
22 Dec 2022
Searchlight Security rebrands as Searchlight Cyber
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Business strategy

Searchlight Security rebrands as Searchlight Cyber

The dark web security specialist unveils image overhaul that includes a brand-new logo, website, and product design
21 Dec 2022
TD Synnex grows its Google Cloud offering in nearly 60 countries
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channel

TD Synnex grows its Google Cloud offering in nearly 60 countries

The expansion will provide “excellent scalability and services” to more organisations across Europe, Latin America, and Asia, the aggregator says
20 Dec 2022
Kyndryl announces new cloud native services for faster app modernisation
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Cloud

Kyndryl announces new cloud native services for faster app modernisation

New service offerings will help customers migrate and modernise critical workloads to AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure
16 Dec 2022
New Relic defends complaints of increasing prices, other customer gripes
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Business strategy

New Relic defends complaints of increasing prices, other customer gripes

Observability platform provider says its pricing model “allows for spend predictability”
16 Dec 2022
TD Synnex Maverick announces availability of Zoom for partners in Europe
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business communications

TD Synnex Maverick announces availability of Zoom for partners in Europe

Partners now have access to the entire Zoom portfolio, including unified communications platform Zoom One
14 Dec 2022
Beyond Identity strikes up strategic partnership with World Wide Technology
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cyber security

Beyond Identity strikes up strategic partnership with World Wide Technology

WWT will implement Beyond Identity’s authentication platform internally while also acting as a global channel partner
14 Dec 2022
Veeam snaps up former Gigamon channel chief Larissa Crandall
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data protection

Veeam snaps up former Gigamon channel chief Larissa Crandall

Industry veteran will lead Veeam’s channel business as vice president of global channel and alliances
9 Dec 2022
HPE expands partner ecosystem amid GreenLake updates
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Cloud

HPE expands partner ecosystem amid GreenLake updates

HPE GreenLake for RedHat OpenShift Container Platform will offer increased flexibility and scalability, HPE says
8 Dec 2022
ConnectSecure marks rebrand with new CEO appointment
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channel

ConnectSecure marks rebrand with new CEO appointment

Peter Bellini will lead the MSP formerly known as CyberCNS as it establishes US operations in Tampa, Florida
7 Dec 2022
Sophos appoints new SVP of sales for EMEA
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cyber security

Sophos appoints new SVP of sales for EMEA

Gerard Allison joins from Exclusive Networks and will look to accelerate growth in the region
6 Dec 2022
UK updates NIS regulations bringing stricter rules for MSPs
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IT regulation

UK updates NIS regulations bringing stricter rules for MSPs

Widely welcomed changes aim to boost security standards and reduce risk of disruptive attacks to key national services
2 Dec 2022
Ivanti makes double appointment in channel leadership shakeup
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Business strategy

Ivanti makes double appointment in channel leadership shakeup

Michelle Hodges joins as SVP of global channels and alliances, while John Beuchert becomes VP of global partner programs and strategy
1 Dec 2022
Dropbox adds end-to-end, zero-knowledge encryption with acquisition of Boxcryptor assets
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mergers and acquisitions

Dropbox adds end-to-end, zero-knowledge encryption with acquisition of Boxcryptor assets

Boxcryptor technology will be embedded into Dropbox to improve security for business and enterprise users
30 Nov 2022
Bechtle acquires UK’s ACS Systems, furthering European expansion ambitions
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channel

Bechtle acquires UK’s ACS Systems, furthering European expansion ambitions

The Northampton-based IT services provider will help Bechtle boost its existing presence in the UK
25 Nov 2022
Zen Internet announces duo of new leadership appointments
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Business strategy

Zen Internet announces duo of new leadership appointments

Rochdale-based ISP names new director of strategy and head of marketing as it looks to future growth
24 Nov 2022
Wipro launches European cyber security consultancy services
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Security

Wipro launches European cyber security consultancy services

The new end-to-end offering follows a string of global acquisitions for Wipro in the consulting space
23 Nov 2022
Scottish Atlassian software specialist New Verve Consulting acquired by atSistemas
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channel

Scottish Atlassian software specialist New Verve Consulting acquired by atSistemas

Spanish digital services firm doubles its UK offices as part of its international expansion plans
22 Nov 2022
Canon UK teams up with AdEPT to launch new managed IT services
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channel

Canon UK teams up with AdEPT to launch new managed IT services

New offering combines Canon print and imaging solutions with AdEPT’s managed IT services know how
18 Nov 2022
Civica CEO Wayne Story retires after six years at software provider
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channel

Civica CEO Wayne Story retires after six years at software provider

The company's UK CEO, Lee Perkins, will make take over from the industry veteran
17 Nov 2022