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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 05 November 2021

Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, November 5, 2021. Sip up.

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. MSP Software – Security: N-able has added more cybersecurity expertise to its board of directors, and formed a cybersecurity committee within the board. The latest addition is Microsoft security executive Ann Johnson.

2. MSP Software – Executive Leadership: Addigy, which develops a multi-tenant Apple device management software platform, has promoted Jason Samples to the newly created role of chief revenue officer (CRO).

3. CMMC Regulations and MSPs: A pair of new federal regulations that were posted — and then withdrawn — from the Federal Register could bring significant changes to the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) program, SC Media reports. Meanwhile, a consulting firm called Prescott is assisting MSPs with CMMC compliance training and expertise.

4. Partnership – Cloud Cost Management Tools: OSC Korea is the first Kubecost reseller in South Korea.

5. Training – Google Cloud: Google Cloud Premier Partner Cloudbakers/Qwinix has launched Cloudbakers University, an online, on-demand learning environment for Google Workspace users in large and midsize enterprises.

6. OpenText Quarterly Results: OpenText, parent of Carbonite and Webroot, announced Q1 of fiscal year 2022 financial results. Key metrics included:

  • Revenue of $832.3 million, up 3.5 percent from Q1 last year.
  • Net income of $131.9 million, up 27.6 percent from Q1 last year.

7. Datadog Quarterly Results: Datadog, which develops various cloud monitoring tools, announced Q3 financial results. Key metrics included:

  • Revenue was $270 million, up 75 percent from Q3 last year.
  • Net loss of $5.5 million, which was smaller than a $15.2 million net loss from Q3 last year.

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

  1. Ingram Micro ONE 2021 (November 8-9, Virtual)
  2. ConnectWise IT Nation Connect 2021 (November 10-12, Orlando, Florida and Virtual)
  3. SAP TechEd 2021 (November 16-18, Virtual)
  4. Amazon AWS re:Invent (November 29-December 3, Las Vegas)
  5. SecurityWeekly Unlocked (December 5-8, Orlando, Florida)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
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