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5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 24 January 2018

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Actually, there are seven 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…

7. Microsoft Outlook Alternative?: Keep an eye on Front

6. Sales Quoting and Proposal Software: QuoteWerks, a sales quoting and proposal software platform from Aspire, now integrates with QuickBooks Online. QuoteWerks typically competes with ConnectWise Sell (formerly Quosal). The first QuoteWerks customer conference is scheduled for February.

5. Funding – APM: Unravel Data, which develops an Application Performance Management (APM) platform designed for Big Data, has secured $15 million in Series B financing led by GGV Capital, with Microsoft Ventures and Menlo Ventures also participating. Memo to MSPs: Please master traditional APM across cloud and on-premises applications before moving onto the big data APM stuff…

4. Veeam for Azure: Veeam has launched Recovery to Microsoft Azure with Veeam PN (Powered Network). This new, on-demand turnkey solution ensures Business Continuity that is fast, easy to use, simple to deploy and affordable, the company claims. We’ll share more details today.

Carbonite VP Jon Whitlock exits backup provider

3. Carbonite Channel Changes: Carbonite Channel Chief Jon Whitlock has exited the company. The cloud- and appliance-based data protection firm is reworking its channel and marketing organizations, according to CRN. Whitlock’s exit is the latest in a growing list of channel tweaks under Carbonite CEO Mohamad Ali. The company is expected to announce quarterly results on February 13. We’ll be listening closely to the earnings announcement for clues about Carbonite’s channel milestones…

2. M&A – IT Services: SageNet (Tulsa, Oklahoma), a managed services and cybersecurity solutions provider, has acquired Atlanta-based Aware Software, formerly known as Wandering WiFi.

1. M&A – MSP: We expect another deal to surface in the next 24 to 48 hours. Keep an eye on our homepage.

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