5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 28 December 2021

Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, December 28, 2021. Sip up.

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

1. M&A – Hybrid Events: Zoom has acquired certain assets from Liminal, a startup company that offers event production solutions built largely on Zoom’s SDK. Two of Liminal’s co-founders, Andy Carluccio and Jonathan Kokotajlo, will also join Zoom. Liminal’s solutions empower theaters, broadcast studios, and other creative organizations to more effectively produce on-site events that stream online.

2. SPAC and Venture Capital Bubble?: SPACs (special purpose acquisition companies) and venture capitalists have $900 billion in cash, and the race to invest that money is inflating startup valuations, The Wall Street Journal reported.

3. Potential Initial Public Offering (IPO): Cybersecurity startup Snyk is ramping up to potentially launch an IPO in mid-2022, Bloomberg reported. Snyk’s software helps developers to write code that’s more secure. The company raised $530 million at an $8.5 billion valuation in September 2021.

4. Managed Services Expansion: Consolidated Communications, a broadband and business communications provider, has completed a range of enhancements to its Managed IT Services suite. The company’s MSP capabilities now span Microsoft 365, Managed Desktop Network & Server, Managed Mobile, and Acronis Backup and Disaster Recovery.

5. Partnership – AWS Security: Armis, an assist visibility company, has selected Radware’s Cloud Native Protector to safeguard data on AWS.

6. Partnership – Government Cybersecurity: Government IT solutions provider Carahsoft Technology Corp. will serve as CyCognito’s first Public Sector Distributor. CyCognito develops external attack surface management and protection software.

7. Layoffs – Telecom: Spain’s Telefonica has reached an agreement with labour unions to cut 2,700 jobs (15% of its domestic workforce) via voluntary redundancies in a plan estimated to cost $1.7 billion, Reuters reported.

B. Channel Partner Summits, MSP Conferences and Virtual Events Calendar

  1. Citrix Field Kickoff 2022 (January 18-20, Virtual)
  2. Dynatrace Perform (February 7-11, Las Vegas)
  3. NerdioCon 2022 (February 21-23, Cancun, Mexico)
  4. MWC Barcelona 2022 (February 28-March 3, Barcelona, Spain)
  5. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  6. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
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