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5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 12 February 2020

Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, February 12, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Hot Today

1. M&A – Alternative Bid: Inflow Technologies abandoned its company sale to Tech Data because a rival bidder emerged, ChannelAsia reports.

2, M&A – Private Equity and MSP: TPx Communications has been acquired by a private equity firm. The deal includes multiple executive changes, though TPx says it remains committed to channel partners.

3. M&A – Private Equity and User Experience: Insight Partners has invested in Lakeside Software, a developer of digital experience monitoring software for the enterprise. Neither Lakeside nor Insight Partners disclosed whether the deal involved a majority or minority equity investment.

4. Talent – Data Protection: Infrascale has named a new CEO and multiple CXO hires. Here’s what may be next for Infrascale in the very crowded market for data protection, backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions.

5. Cloud Distribution – Security Alerting: Pax8 has agreed to offer Novacoast‘s novaSOC to partners. novSOC is a monitoring and alerting security service that consolidates input from multiple threat intelligence sources to validate indicators of network compromise, the companies say.

6. Distribution – Partnership: CloudLand and CloudOak are partnering to better serve MSPs, resellers and channel partners in the Benelux region.

7. Department of Defense: Carahsoft has won a major government IT services contract with the Department of Defense. The deal involves Splunk….

B. Upcoming Technology Conferences

  1. IoT Evolution (February 12-14, Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
  2. Pink20 ITSM 2020 (February 16-19, Las Vegas, Nevada)
  3. Seven Figure MSP Live 2020 (February 20-21, Phoenix)
  4. ASCII IT Success Summit (Feb 26-27, Long Beach, California)
  5. Zendesk Relate 2020 (March 3-5, Miami, Florida)
  6. Bonus: Top 50 Technology Events in 2020 for Partners
  7. BonusChannelE2E’s complete event calendar

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