5 Channel Partner and MSP Market News Updates: 23 June 2022

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, June 23, 2022. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and MSP Partner Program News

1. IT Consulting vs. Recession: Accenture quarterly results & full-year forecast suggest the IT consulting & outsourcing markets remain strong amid recession talk.

2. Venture Capital Reality Check: Softbank, the venture capital firm that backs Pax8, is under pressure. Indeed, Softbank founder Masayoshi Son will face shareholders on June 24 amid the venture capital firm’s $34 billion market value loss over the past year, Bloomberg notes.

3. Private Equity: Thoma Bravo has invested in Grayshift, a provider of digital forensics solutions to public safety agencies. Financial terms were not disclosed. Existing investors PeakEquity Partners and C&B Capital will remain as shareholders in Grayshift.

4. M&A – Application Security: Synopsys has completed the WhiteHat Security acquisition for $330 million. The seller was NTT Security.

5. Channel Chief: DartPoints, a digital infrastructure provider, has hired AT&T veteran Jackie Steinberg as channel chief — a new role for the company.

6. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Software: NICE Robotic Process Automation (RPA) version 7.7 has launched. Three key enhancements include:

  • embedded on-screen web callouts for more seamless real-time agent guidance;
  • an AI-powered business insights dashboard for accelerated and efficient decision making; and
  • a next-generation connectivity watchdog that identifies disruptions, analyzes their business impact, and recommends the best option for repair, NICE indicated.

7. Mobile Device Management (MDM): Only 23% of organizations say that all or nearly all of their mobile devices are enrolled in MDM (mobile device management) platforms, a State of Device Management report from Fleet indicated.

8. Partnership – IT Service Management: Tanium is partnering with ScreenMeet to integrate endpoint monitoring with remote desktop management capabilities.

9. Cloud Research: Deloitte’s latest findings are here.

B. In-Person Channel Partner Summits & MSP Conferences

  1. HPE Discover 2022 (June 28-30)
  2. CyberArk Impact 2022 (July 12-14)
  3. Microsoft Inspire 2022 Partner Conference (July 14-15)
  4. AWS re:Inforce 2022 Cybersecurity Conference (July 26-27)
  5. Build IT Live 2022 (July 27-29)
  6. Join Us: MSSP Alert Live 2022 (September 19-21, Washington, D.C.)
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