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5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 14 May 2020

Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, May 14, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Hot Today

1.  MSP Software – Funding: Liongard CEO Joe Alapat explains Series B funding here.

2. MSPs and Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Gill Langston, SolarWinds MSP’s Head Security Nerd, has posted a blog covering Microsoft’s latest Patch Tuesday update, with insights and takeaways for MSPs.

3. MSP Risk Management: MSPCFO now offers a bundle of reports focused on managing risk. The reports will provide guidance on:

  • Staffing needs (both shifts and FTE levels);
  • A/R exposure; and
  • At-risk clients as defined by both declining activity and vertical markets served.

The bundle will be available for $50/month and is included in premium plans.

4. Financial Planning Tools: Oracle is offering free financial planning software tools to help customers navigate today’s ever-changing market conditions.

5. Cloud Data Protection – MSPs: 2nd Watch, a Top 200 Public Cloud MSP, has developed a Cloud Disaster Recovery Service on AWS. The service leverages Amazon’s own CloudEndure platform.

6. Cloud Data Protection – Canada: HostedBizz has embraced Cloudian to offer cloud-based data protection in Canada.

7. Channel Chief – Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI): Nutanix has promoted Christian Alvarez to senior VP of worldwide channels effective immediately.

8. SD-WAN Expansion: GTT Communications has expanded its managed SD-WAN service offering in the Americas region by adding the Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform.

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