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5 Channel Partner Updates: Tuesday 10 July 2018

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, July 10, 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. Smartphone Privacy: Four senior U.S. House Republicans sent letters on Monday to the CEOs to Apple and Google parent Alphabet, asking questions about location data and mobile phone privacy practices and the handling of customer data, Reuters says.

12. Microsoft Surface vs Apple iPad: Microsoft plans to sell a low-cost Surface Go device head-on against Apple iPads.

11. Data Protection and HCI: Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV, a new joint solution for hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), is available now.

10. Talent – Data Protection: Rubrik has hired Box veteran Peter McGoff as its first chief legal officer and Adobe veteran Jeff Vijungcoas its first chief people officer. Both executives will report to Bipul Sinha, Rubrik co-founder and CEO. Founded in 2014, Rubrik is a cloud-centric data protection company that now has 1,200 employees is approaching a $300 million global bookings run rate.

9. Partner Program: Dataguise has unveiled the DgSecure Partner Program. The program is designed to help partners sell data governance enablement solutions.

8. Cloud Spend Optimization: Cloudability has expanded its Atlassian partnership with Jira Rightsizing integration. As a result, Jira Cloud can now receive Cloudability’s cloud rightsizing recommendations directly through Jira workflows. That enables DevOps teams to integrate cloud spend optimization into their processes, the company claims.

7. IT Service Management: Ivanti has unveiled Ivanti Automation, which “empowers IT operations and security teams to automate routine and manual tasks,” the company claims.

6. IT Services Momentum: India’s biggest software services firm, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), expects growth in its banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) unit to remain strong in the next one to two years as it posted a record net profit, Reuters says.

5. MSPs and Workspace as a Service: The20, an MSP cooperative, has embraced CloudJumper for Workspace as a Service (WaaS)  capabilities. The win comes a few weeks after Synoptek — a top MSP — confirmed that it embraced CloudJumper.

4. M&A – Software Defined: Safe-T, a provider of software-defined access solutions for the hybrid cloud, has acquired the intellectual property and marks of CyKick Labs. Safe-T will integrate CyKick Telepath technology into its Software Defined Access (SDA) solution to give users insights into user and web based behavioral anomalies within their networks, the company says.

3. M&A – IT Staffing Firms: IT staffing provider S.i. Systems has acquired Toronto-based staffing firm Integricon. Financial terms were not disclosed. Integricon will merge into the S.i. Systems brand and its executives will remain for a transition period, the companies indicated. S.i. generates nearly C$230 million in annual revenues.

2. Breaking – Security Acquisitions & MSSPs: AT&T is buying AlienVault and SolarWinds MSP is acquiring Trusted Metrics — two major deals that could reshape how cybersecurity software companies work with MSSPs.

1. Entrepreneurs and Exit Shock: Some former SMB company owners go into financial shock after selling their businesses. Here’s why.

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