Today at a launch event in New York City, AVG Technologies today announced the first AVG CloudCare service module will be integrated within AVG Managed WorkPlace since AVG acquired the business of LPI Level Platforms in June.
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AVG seems to be staying true to its word of maintaining its commitment to the channel via its acquisition of LPI Level Platforms last month. The company said earlier this week that it has hired a former N-able staffer away as its new VP Channels North America. Marco La Vecchia, is set to begin his AVG tenure on August 15.
Earlier today, it was announced that AVG Technologies has agreed to acquire the business of LPI. Below are a few thoughts on what MSPs should be thinking about going forward, now that the papers have been signed, and things will undoubtedly change in the near future.
Trustworthy? I know both companies well, and when you introduce an acquisition into the mix, it can alter the culture of the combined companies. In fact, if you don’t mind a Pocket MBA moment, most mergers fail due to cultural (not financial) reasons. Grading trustworthiness, I’d give LPI high marks and AVG nearly the same. I do think this merger makes more since than the worst-kept-secret-in-the-SMB-channel possible merger of Symantec = LPI (obviously this acquisition did not occur). You grade Symantec for yourself as a long-term, trustworthy channel vendor, and you’ll have your overall answer about the goodness of fit between AVG and LPI.
(Pictured): Peter Sandiford, LPI's CEO, announced this morning that his company was acquired by AVG Technologies.