5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 03 February 2022

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, February 3, 2022. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and MSP Partner Program News

1. MSP Mergers And Acquisitions: See every MSP M&A deal listed here. Our daily cMSP M&A overage and associated database spans every buyer, seller and investor — including dozens of private equity firms that focus on the managed services provider market.

2. MSP Software – Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR): More than 4,000 MSPs now leverage N-able Backup for Microsoft 365, the company disclosed. Those MSPs, in turn, use the backup software to protect more than 25,000 customer domains and over 900,000 Microsoft Exchange email boxes. N-able launched Backup for Microsoft 365 in December 2019. The platform competes with MSP-focused data protection systems from numerous N-able rivals.

3. Training – Salesforce Cloud Talent: Accenture has opened a Talent Hub for Salesforce in Albany, New York. The hub is “dedicated to recruiting, training and skilling people in Salesforce technology.” The move is related to Accenture’s focus as a founding member of the Salesforce Talent Alliance, the global IT consulting firm said.

4. Cognizant Quarterly Results: The global IT solutions provider and custom software developer said revenue was $4.8 billion in Q4 of 2021, up 14.2 percent from Q4 of 2020. Moreover, digital revenue grew 20 percent. Still, we concede: We have no idea how Cognizant would generate “non-digital” revenue…

5. Intel Expands Bug Bounty Program: Intel has launched Project Circuit Breaker, bringing together a “community of elite hackers to hunt bugs in firmware, hypervisors, GPUs, chipsets and more.” The effort  broadens and deepens Intel’s existing open Bug Bounty program by “hosting targeted time-boxed events on specific new platforms and technologies, providing training and creating opportunities for more hands-on collaboration with Intel engineers,” the chip giant said.

6. Cybereason IPO Plan: Emerging details about a potential Cybereason IPO are here…

B. Channel Partner Summits, MSP Conferences and Virtual Events Calendar

  1. Dynatrace Perform (February 7-11, Las Vegas)
  2. ASCII 2022 MSP Success Summit (February 16-17, Houston)
  3. NerdioCon 2022 (February 21-23, Cancun, Mexico)
  4. ThreatLocker Zero Trust World 2022 (February 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  5. Addigy Innovate Summit (February 22-23, Virtual)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
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