5 Channel Partner Updates: 3 October 2016
Welcome to page two. Thanks for joining us here for items 10 through 1 in today’s blog.
10. IoT Smart City: Ingenu has launched a “Smarter City” program for IoT applications. The effort will ease application deployments for smart parking, street lighting, water and electricity metering and management, proactive infrastructure management and environmental monitoring, the company asserts.
9. IoT Talent: TE Connectivity, a $2 billion sensor and connectivity specialist, has named Terrence Curtin as its next CEO. The company’s sensors are found in factory floor equipment, appliances and vehicles. TE is a spin-off of Tyco International.
8. IoT Security & Botnets: Security researchers have come across the source code for the Internet of Things botnet called Mirai, according to Bitcoin News Service. This botnet has been used to launch major DDoS attacks against various websites. Now that the source code has been leaked, it becomes a lot easier to render the botnet useless, the news service asserts. Still, the emergence of IoT botnets signals fresh concern about Internet of Things security.
7. IoT Ransomware?: Speaking of IoT security, pundits are now concerned about IoT ransomware. Indeed, IoT ransomware can potentially shut down vehicles, turn off power, or even stop production lines, according to TechCrunch.
6. Smartwatch Software Delay: Google has delayed the launch of Android Wear 2.0 until 2017, though a new test version of the software is available now. There are three possibilities here: (1) Android Wear 2.0 simply isn’t ready for prime time yet, (2) Google is unimpressed with Apple Watch 2, or (3) both.
5. Talent Management M&A: Ultimate Software, a provider of human capital management (HCM) solutions, has acquired Kanjoya Inc., a workforce intelligence and analytics platform for enterprises. The net result is UltiPro Perception, which will help companies collect, understand, and act on employee feedback, Ultimate Software asserts.
4. Tracking Technology IPOs: Nutanix shares rose more than 130 percent when the hyperconverged technology company went public on Friday, Sept. 30. That could be good news for BlackLine (cloud-based accounting software) and Carbon Black (cybersecurity), both of which appear to be preparing IPOs.
3. Salesforce Dreamforce: It’s safe to expect plenty of artificial intelligence news at this week’s Salesforce Dreamforce 2016 conference in San Francisco. But don’t overlook a range of channel- and MSP-friendly companies that are on hand for the event. Stay tuned for updates….
2. Thank You: To the hundreds of MSPs who attended ChannelE2E’s sessions last week at Autotask Community Live 2016 and Continuum Navigate 2016. Our next stop is likely Dell EMC World 2016 later this month.