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5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 27 December 2019

Here are five (actually, a bit more…) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, December 27, 2019.

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A. What’s Hot Today

1. M&A – IT Services Valuation: Cincinnati Bell and two MSP subsidiaries are being acquired for $2.6 billion including debt, or roughly 6.5 times annual adjusted EBITDA, according to ChannelE2E’s estimates.

2. M&A – Artificial Intelligence: How Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are buying up artificial intelligence startups, according to The Wall Street Journal.

3. Artificial Intelligence – Ethics and Regulations: Some clues about how AI may be regulated

4. Lead Generation: Cloud data protection provider Druva is leveraging PathFactory to accelerate lead nurturing and reduce marketing friction, the companies say.

5. Wawa Data Breach Lawsuit: Wawa has been hit with a wave of lawsuits claiming the company failed to protect consumers from a massive data breach that exposed their credit and debit card information, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

6. Web Traffic Security:Kaspersky Web Traffic Security upgrade features improved early detection of sophisticated web threats, the company says.

7. All Partner Programs: Search the comprehensive ChannelE2E Partner Program Database here. Also, submit your company information here and your partner program can be listed in the database.

B. Upcoming Technology Conferences

  1. Markforged 3D Printer Global Partner Summit (Jan. 5-8, 2020, Savannah, Georgia)
  2. NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show (January 12-14, New York)
  3. Citrix Summit 2020 (January 13-15, Orlando, Florida)
  4. Auvik Networks Frankly MSP Live (January 14-15, Santa Barbara, California)
  5. TruMethods Schnizzfest 2020 (January 19-21, Orlando, Florida)
  6. Top 50 Technology Events in 2020 for Partners
  7. BonusChannelE2E’s complete event calendar

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

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