5 Channel Partner Program and MSP Market News Updates: 22 July 2022

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, July 22, 2022. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and MSP Partner Program News

1. Global Channel Chief – Data Protection: Arcserve has hired Denise Parker as executive vice president of global sales, reporting to CEO Brannon Lacey.

2. WebEx for MSPs: Cisco has launched a new Webex Wholesale Route-to-Market (RTM) for Service Provider partners in the SMB sector. The new sales model “includes a single commercial agreement with each partner and a self-service platform for Service Providers to deliver managed services for Webex, as well as the agility, scalability and flexibility to create their own co-branded offers,” Cisco said.

3. ConnectWise Partners of the Year: ConnectWise will announced the WISE Awards — essentially, the company’s partners of the years — during the IT Nation Connect 2022 conference for MSPs, which is scheduled for November 9-11 in Orlando, Florida.

4. Private Equity and Business Automation: Summit Partners, which backs MSP software provider NinjaOne and MDR provider Red Canary, has invested $41.4 million in TextExpander — a business automation software provider.

5. PC Sales Slowdown – Hard Drives: Seagate Technology, the biggest maker of computer hard drives, gave a weak forecast for the current period citing “weakening global economic conditions,” sending the stock down more than 10%, Bloomberg noted.

6. Venture Capital Slowdown: SoftBank, the lead venture capital investor behind Pax8, halved its deal flow from April to June 2022 after the existing Vision Fund took heavy losses, Bloomberg reported.

B. In-Person Channel Partner Summits & MSP Conferences

  1. AWS re:Inforce 2022 Cybersecurity Conference (July 26-27)
  2. Build IT Live 2022 (July 27-29)
  3. CompTIA ChannelCon (August 2-4, Chicago, Illinois)
  4. VMware Explore 2022 (formerly VMworld, August 29-September 1, San Francisco)
  5. Join Us: MSSP Alert Live 2022 (September 19-21, Washington, D.C.)
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