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5 Channel Partner Updates: 5 May 2017

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, May 5, 2017.

Actually, there are 19 updates for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents and telco agents to sip on. Take a look…

19. Partner Programs – Security: LogRhythm has launched a new Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program. It’s designed to foster interoperability to deliver a more complete security solution for customers, and build awareness around the value of technology integrations, the company said. Initial members include  Cisco, Carbon Black, Palo Alto Networks, Gigamon and Check Point, according to LogRhythm.

18. Security & ServiceNow: OneLogin, an identity management provider, has integrated with ServiceNow Express — an IT management solution for small and midsize businesses.

17. Security – Poor Priorities: IT managers within SMB companies say price is the most important factor when buying endpoint security, according to a Vipre survey. Kudos to Vipre for raising an important discussion point. Shame on IT managers for being short-sighted.

16. Thoma Bravo Buys Lexmark Software: Thoma Bravo is acquiring Lexmark’s Enterprise Software business, which includes Kofax, ReadSoft and Perceptive Software. The deal is expected to close in Q3 2017. Financial terms were not disclosed.

15. Avaya Hiring?: Avaya, which is still navigating its Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, actually appears to be in hiring mode, according to The New Indian Express.

14. Funding – Unified Communications: Fuze, formerly ThinkingPhones, has raised $30 million to expand across Asia Pacific and Latin America. Fuze is based in Cambridge, Mass.

13. Oracle Cloud Partners: Oracle Cloud continues to gain more FastConnect network connection partners. The lineup now includes Equinix, Megaport, Verizon, BT and NTT.

12. Amazon AWS Cloud Pricing: Amazon is cutting some AWS cloud prices by up to 21 percent. Expect similar pricing moves from Google and Microsoft Azure within the next few days… And again within six months. And again roughly six months after that. And again roughly six months after that…

David Friend

11. Carbonite Veterans Counter AWS: David Friend, formerly co-founder and CEO of Carbonite, appears to be targeting AWS Simple Storage Service (S3) with his latest startup. Friend’s new company, called Wasabi, apparently is building mass-scale storage technology that will somehow undercut AWS S3 pricing, according to Boston Business Journal.

But wait. There’s more. Page two contains items 10 to 1. Don’t leave the table before you’ve had that second serving…

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