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5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 21 July 2017

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, July 21, 2017.

Actually, there are nine timely 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…

9. Business Valuation Tool: How much is your business worth? Maybe this business valuation tool can assist your estimates.

8. M&A – Wireless Services: Corning Inc. has acquired SpiderCloud Wireless Inc., a provider of in-building wireless solutions. Financial terms were not disclosed. SpiderCloud, based in Milpitas, California, develops scalable small-cell network platforms that deliver coverage and capacity for wireless services inside buildings.

7. Microsoft Cloud Revenues: Revenue from Microsoft’s cloud rose about 11 percent to $7.43 billion in the company’s fiscal Q4 ended June 30. Of greatest note: Revenue from Azure nearly doubled in the quarter, Microsoft said yesterday. However, Microsoft last night shared current quarter revenues expectations that were a bit below Wall Street’s expectations.

6. AWS Cloud Terms: Amazon.com Inc. is trying to make itself appear more friendly by eliminating a controversial clause in its cloud customer agreement contracts that has put off many companies from doing business with it, according to Silicon Angle. For several years, potential Amazon Web Services customers have chosen not to do business with the company because of a clause that prohibits them from suing it over patent infringement. Amazon has now removed that clause.

5. IBM vs. AWS: Based on IBM’s less-than-stellar earnings report this week, many critics have come to the same conclusion: IBM just can’t keep up with Amazon in the cloud…

4. GoDaddy Sells: GoDaddy has exited two businesses — selling off one and killing off another. Why? We’ll share more insights later today.

3. Service Desks and Chat Bots: Freshworks, the parent company of Freshdesk, has acquired Joe Hukum, a startup out of India that offers a platform for businesses to build their own Chat Bots. For learn how Chat Bots may redefine IT service desks and managed services, check out our ongoing coverage here.

Visit MSSP Alert: For the latest on managed security services, and live Black Hat USA 2017 coverage.

2. Incident Response & Ticket Management: OnPage, which develops an Incident Alert Management System, has deepened its integration with ConnectWise Manage. The result: OnPage can now streamline the incident resolution lifecycle and provide ConnectWise Manage ticket updates from within the OnPage application on a mobile phone.

1. Black Hat Conference News: MSSP Alert, our sister site, has launched ongoing coverage of next week’s Black Hat USA 2017 conference here. Check it out here starting now.


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