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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 08 April 2021

Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, April 8, 2021. Sip up.

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. Research – IT Services Market Momentum: Global demand for technology and business services continues to rise, reaching an all-time high in the first quarter, with a growing pipeline of deals signaling continued expansion in 2021 as the economy begins to emerge from the pandemic, the latest state-of-the industry report from Information Services Group finds.

2. Research – Channel Partner Programs: The coronavirus pandemic has influenced channel partner programs in these 10 ways, according to PartnerPath.

3. Partnership – SaaS Data Protection: Dell Technologies has launched a new Dell EMC PowerProtect Backup Service, powered by Druva.

4. Talent – IT Distribution: TBI, a technology distributor, has named three new vice presidents:

  • Anne Devine as VP of marketing;
  • Brandon Smith as VP of global sales; and
  • Jim Wolande as VP of corporate resellers and VARs.

The trio previously held key posts at Tech Data, Intelisys and 8×8.

5. Supply Chain Delays – Router Manufacturing: The chip supply shortage has led to six-week supply delays for some router makers, Bloomberg reports.

6. Private Equity – Cloud File Sharing: Private equity giant KKR is leading a $500 million investment in Box, with the company planning to use most of the funds for a stock buyback, Reuters reports.

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

  1. Aruba Atmosphere 2021 (April 13-14, Virtual)
  2. Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs Unveiled (April 22, Webcast)
  3. Red Hat Summit 2021 (April 27-28, Virtual)
  4. QuoteWerks User Summit 2021 (April 28-30, Virtual)
  5. Women Transforming Technology (May 3-4, Virtual)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here
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