5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 05 February 2020
Here are five (actually, a bit more…) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Sip up.
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A. What’s Hot Today
1. M&A: Aon, a global professional services firm, has acquired Cytelligence, a Canadian-based cybersecurity firm.
2. M&A – Salesforce Partner: Cognizant has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire the French operations of EI-Technologies, a Salesforce specialist in France.
3. M&A – IT Solutions: Melbourne-based Cisco Premier partner Xlate Group has entered into the U.S. market through a merger with SolarWinds partner Loop1 Systems, ARN reports.
4. MSP – Brand Update: Logicalis US is rallying around the Architects of Change tagline.
6. Countering VDI, VPNs: BlackBerry has launched BlackBerry Digital Workplace, a workspace that provides secure online and offline access to on-premise or cloud content including Microsoft Office 365 resources, the company says.
7. Talent – CTO: Green Cloud Technologies, a custom cloud solutions provider, has named Terry D. Morrison as the company’s chief technology officer (CTO).
B. Partnerships and Strategic Alliances
1. Partner Program – AI and ML: ElectrifAi, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) products, has launched a global alliances program. The program offers practical AI solutions and capabilities to new channel and alliance partners.
2. Partner Program – MSSPs: Cynet has launched a Global MSSP Partner Program.
3. Partner Program: The new Lexmark partner program is called Lexmark Connect.
4. Cisco Black Belt Partner Academy: Cisco has launched a digital learning framework. Details are here…
5. Document Management: Premier, a healthcare improvement company, has signed a group purchasing agreement with Ricoh USA, Inc. to create frameworks for streamlined, pre-negotiated, discounted document management solutions and other services.
C. Upcoming Technology Conferences
- IoT Evolution (February 12-14, Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
- Pink20 ITSM 2020 (February 16-19, Las Vegas, Nevada)
- Seven Figure MSP Live 2020 (February 20-21, Phoenix)
- ASCII IT Success Summit (Feb 26-27, Long Beach, California)
- Bonus: Top 50 Technology Events in 2020 for Partners
- Bonus: ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
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