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5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 12 October 2017

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Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, October 12, 2017.

Actually, there are 16 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

16. Illegal Installs?: Microsoft software has been acquired by state organizations and firms in Russia and Crimea despite sanctions barring U.S-based companies from doing business with them, official documents show, according to Reuters. Is Microsoft to blame? Perhaps not. Some of the users gave Microsoft fictitious data about their identity, Reuters added…

15. Juniper Warning: Juniper has cut its Q3 financial expectations. The network and security equipment provider blamed weakness in the cloud computing operators. In Juniper’s case, those are typically telcos in cloud clothing…

14. Oracle Questions U.S. IT Strategy: In a lengthy and strongly worded memo, Oracle apparently attacks the U.S. federal government’s efforts to go digital as “false narratives.” The memo opens with some upbeat perspectives — applauding government themes like moving to cloud services; defend data; and consolidating services to increase efficiency and reduce cost. But dig deeper and the memo strongly questions the use of open source and customized software…

13. Managed Services: – Forty8Fifty Labs, the DevOps and software development subsidiary of Veristor Systems, has unveiled cloud hosting, administration and managed services for the Atlassian suite of Agile and DevOps products. The goal: Reduce customers’ management burden so DevOps teams can get back to more pressing development projects, Fory8Fifty says.

12. Distribution – Analytics: Tech Data has launched a “30 Days to Cloud Analytics” program, which is designed to provide a consolidated approach for solution providers to migrate, integrate and manage their customers’ workloads to cloud business intelligence and data warehousing solutions.

11. Distribution – Cloud Services: Tech Data has agreed to distribute ServicePoint365, a provider of ISV applications for Microsoft’s cloud platform. The move could help partners to “drive deeper consumption of SharePoint Online in their Office 365 customers,” ServicePoint365 says.

But wait. There’s more. Proceed to page two of two with complete confidence that items 10 to 1 await you.

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