5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 07 August 2020
Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, August 7, 2020. Sip up.
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A. What’s Happening Today
1. SolarWinds Potentially Spinning Off SolarWinds MSP: Here’s all of our analysis of the news, which broke Thursday afternoon…
- Main Story: SolarWinds May Spin Off SolarWinds MSP
- Interview: CEO Kevin Thompson and SolarWinds MSP President John Pagliuca
- FAQ: 10 Things for MSPs to Know About Potential Spin-Off
- Financials: Quarterly SolarWinds MSP Revenues
3. Distribution – Business Continuity Guidance: D&H has pulled together various business continuity sales and marketing tools for partners that are assisting end-customers with Work From Home and Work Remote strategies.
4, MSPs – Hardware as a Service: Uplevel Systems has unveiled a new Equipment Purchase Program — which allows SMB customers to buy Uplevel equipment outright, or buy Uplevel hardware and services on a pure subscription basis.
5. Dropbox Quarterly Earnings: Sales beat estimates but shares tumbled as CFO prepares to exit, Bloomberg reports.
7. Avaya Branding: The company has launched the Avaya OneCloud brand — which encompasses the entire Avaya portfolio. The lineup includes Avaya OneCloud CCaaS, Avaya OneCloud UCaaS and Avaya OneCloud CPaaS. The portfolio can be deployed in the cloud – including subscription and managed services, as well as Avaya’s private and public cloud offers, Avaya says.
8. 5G Networking: Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Verizon Communications opened new 5G server sites in Boston and Silicon Valley, pitching businesses to use the next-generation network for everything from health care to tracking sports data, Bloomberg reports.
9. Government Controversy – SAP: South African investigators are seeking to recover more than 400 million rand (US$23 million) from SAP for two government contracts they allege were entered into unlawfully, Reuters reports.
B. Upcoming Technology Conferences & Virtual Partner Events
- IoT World 2020 (August 11-13, Virtual Conference)
- Kaseya Connect IT Global 2020 (August 24-27, Virtual Conference)
- IT By Design: Build IT 2020 (September 1, Virtual Conference)
- SaaStr 2020 Home: Virtual Cloud Business Conference (September 2-3)
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