5 Channel Partner and MSP Updates: Monday 09 November 2020
Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, November 9, 2020. Sip up.
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A. What’s Happening Today
1. Private Equity – Unified Communications: Searchlight Capital Partners and Abry Partners have carved out Mitel’s Clearspan Division. As a standalone company, Clearspan will be exclusively focused on delivering cloud communications solutions for service providers, large enterprises, governments, and educational institutions, the companies say.
3. M&A – SugarCRM Implementation Services: SugarCRM has acquired W-Systems, a CRM and marketing automation solutions and services provider. W-Systems was Sugar’s North America Reseller of the Year in 2020 and one of the company’s largest global implementation partners. We’re checking to see if or how the M&A deal will influence SugarCRM’s channel partner program and partner commitments.
4. Liongard Priorities: Liongard CEO Joe Alapat, in a ChannelE2E interview, described key MSP automation priorities for 2021 — and what that means for Liongard’s R&D focus. We’ll share details this week.
5. Partner Profit Calculator: Cisco Systems is promoting a new Customer Experience (PX) Partner Profitability Calculator.
6. MSP Community: ForzaDash, an MSP community, has grown to 7,000 MSP members and 50 vendor members, the organization disclosed today..
7. Digital Transformation – Industrial Sector: AVEVA is extending its long-standing strategic collaboration with Microsoft to focus on accelerating digital transformation in the industrial sector, the companies say.
B. Technology Conferences and Virtual Partner Events
- ConnectWise IT Nation Connect 2020 (November 10-12)
- Salesforce Dreamforce to You 2020 (November 12 Kick-Off)
- Druva DxP: Cloud Data Protection Summit 2020 (November 17)
- Amazon AWS re:Invent 2020 Virtual (November 30-December 18)
- Citrix Summit 2021 Virtual Partner Conference (January 12-14, 2021)
- Bonus: ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
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