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

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

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. Kaseya Cyberattack Recovery Delayed: Kaseya has delayed a SaaS RMM platform restore until July 11, so that the MSP software company can implement additional security settings to the system, CEO Fred Voccola said in a company video on July 7. The REvil Ransomware cyber gang attacked Kaseya on July 2.

2. Ingram Micro Buyout Finalized: ChannelE2E reported the news last week. Now, an official announcement has arrived: Platinum Equity has completed the acquisition of Ingram Micro from HNA Group, for a total enterprise value of $7.2 billion, in a transaction that includes $5.9 billion of equity value. We’ll share more perspectives soon…

3. Remote Software – Business Growth Slowdown?: Remote connectivity software specialist Teamviewer reported weaker-than-expected billings growth in the second quarter but stood by its full-year outlook due to strong trading in June, Reuters reports.

4. Partner Program: Red Piranha has launched a partner assurance program for MSPs and MSSPs.

5. Partner Program – MSP and Cybersecurity: Buchanan Technologies has joined Fortinet’s Engage Partner Program.

6. Partner Program – Augmented Reality: 8th Wall, a provider of an augmented reality (AR) platform for the mobile web (WebAR), has launched the 8th Wall Partner Program, a “global network of trusted agencies and creative studios that have proven experience in bringing web-based augmented reality experiences to market,” the company says.

7. Partner Program – Digital Signage: Reflect has launched a partner program for digital signage solutions.

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

  1. Microsoft Inspire 2021 (July 14-15, Virtual)
  2. CompTIA ChannelCon 2021 (August 3-4, Virtual)
  3. Build IT Live 2021 (August 30-September 1, New York)
  4. IT Nation Connect APAC 2021 (September 1-3, Australia)
  5. Salesforce Dreamforce 2021 (September 21-23, Multiple Cities and Virtual)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
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