Best Buy boldly leaping into managed IT services for small business



Bu Josh Gingold, ZDNet

Next week’s expected closing of Best Buy’s $167 million deal to purchase mindSHIFT Technologies represents a watershed moment for small business IT services. In the acquisition announced last month, Best Buy will add more than 5,000 small and medium business clients for cloud, data center, and professional services on top of its existing (and considerable) business and retail services.

The move is especially important not only for what it means to Best Buy and mindSHIFT, which both stand to gain a great deal in terms of business and customers, but also what it may mean for independent managed service providers who may find it more difficult to compete in markets where the new company operates.”

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