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5 Channel Partner Updates: Monday 30 April 2018

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, April 30, 2018.

Actually, there are 13 timely updates designed 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…

13. Merger – T-Mobile & Sprint: T-Mobile US Inc and Sprint Corp. said on Sunday they had agreed to a $26 billion all-stock deal and believed they could win over skeptical regulators because the merger would create thousands of jobs and help the United States beat China to creating the next generation mobile network, Reuters reports.

12. Xerox-FujiFilm Merger Blocked: Fujifilm’s merger with Xerox was temporarily blocked on Friday following a court ruling, handing its activist investors a win after they sued to stop the deal, Reuters notes. The two tech companies are striving to renegotiate the M&A deal after investors said the original deal didn’t properly reward Xerox shareholders.

11. Partner Program: Brother Mobile Solutions has unveiled a new ISV Partner Program tier called ACCESS, designed specifically for Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) seeking to build mobile print technologies.

10. Nutanix vs. AWS Setback: Nutanix planned to release a public cloud offering to rival market leader Amazon Web Services in the second half of 2018. But engineering challenges have put the launch timing in doubt, Bloomberg says…

9. Dell Technologies World: The conference is kicking off in Las Vegas. Stay tuned for our updates…

8. HIPAA Compliance: Admiral Consulting Group, a Microsoft Gold solution provider focused on CRM and ERP, has chosen Compliancy Group to help achieve HIPAA compliance.

7. Cisco Selling Business Unit?: Cisco Systems is negotiating to sell its NDS video software unit back to Permira Holdings, according to Calcalist.

6. Funding – Female Mentors: Maverick, a social network that connects young girls with female mentors to express their creativity in a safe space, has raised $2.7 million in funding.

5. Median Pay: The median worker pay  is $197,274 at Alphabet’s Google and $240,430 at Facebook, according to Bloomberg.

4. Tech Data CEO: Exiting Tech Data CEO Bob Dutkowsky got a $1 million bonus for his work on the Avnet Technology Services acquisition, according to an SEC fining.

3. Ingram Micro Finances: Contrary to a Reuters report, Ingram Micro has no intention of applying for financing of up to $4 billion from financial institutions in 2018, the distributor said Sunday. The Reuters report surfaced from Asia, where Ingram’s parent is headquartered.

2. Ingram Micro Cloud Summit: It kicks off today. We’re attending through Wednesday. Here’s a preview.

1. MSP Pricing Tips: Join our next webcast, during which TruMethods CEO Gary Pica will share his latest MSP pricing guidance.

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