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5 Channel Partner Updates: Monday 09 March 2020

Here five (actually far more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, March 9, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Hot Today

1. Coronavirus Tech Conference Cancelations: The growing list, updated daily, is here.

2. M&A – Endpoint Security: WatchGuard is acquiring Panda Security.

3. M&A – SAP-AWS Partners: EPI-USE, an independent SAP partner, has acquired Afonza, an Atlanta-based Amazon Web Services partner.

4. Retail POS – Amazon vs. Oracle Micros: Amazon on Monday is set to announce a new business line selling the technology behind its cashier-less convenience stores to other retailers, the company told Reuters. Bottom Line: Amazon is about to take on Oracle Micros and other point-of-sale (POS) technology providers.

5. 5G Wireless – Nokia Finances: Nokia drew a 500 million euro ($561 million) loan in February 2020 to help it to accelerate development of 5G technology, its annual report shows, Reuters reports.

6. Distribution: SecureLink, a risk advisory firm based in Dubai, has agreed to distribute Cloud Range virtual cyber defense training solutions.

7. Partnership: Sprint Business is now a PlanetOne preferred provider.

C. Upcoming Technology Conferences

  1. HIMSS (March 9-13, Orlando, Florida) – canceled amid coronavirus concerns
  2. SaaStr (March 10-12, San Jose, California) –canceled.
  3. Aruba Atmosphere20 (March 22-27, Las Vegas) — online only; face-to-face canceled
  4. Nvidia GPU Tech Conference (March 22-26) — online only; face-to-face canceled
  5. Adobe Summit 2020 (March 29-April 2) — online only; face-to-face canceled
  6. Google Cloud Next 2020 (April 6-8) — online only; face-to-face canceled
  7. Complete list of conference cancelations/postponements due to coronavirus concerns – updated daily
  8. BonusChannelE2E’s complete event calendar

Got news to share for our morning update? Email me: Joe@AfterNines.com.

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