5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 29 September 2021

Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Sip up.

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. MSP Spin-Out: Kyndryl, the pending managed infrastructure spin-out from IBM, has named its board of directors. The spin-out is expected to occur before the end of 2021.

2. M&A Rumor – Private Equity and Outsourcing: Private equity firm KKR is in advanced talks to buy Australian outsourcing and customer experience (CX) company Probe Group in a deal that could value it at about A$1.2 billion ($871 million), Bloomberg reports.

3. Funding – Private Equity and Critical Infrastructure Testing: OceanSound Partners has invested in the RMA Group of Companies, which provides technology-enabled laboratory testing, inspection, and quality management services for critical infrastructure end markets. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed

4. Executive Hire – Application Authorization as a Service: Cloudentity has hired VMware veteran Jason Needham as CEO.

5. Executive Hire – Email Security: Egress has hired Mimecast veteran Steven Malone as VP of product management.

6. Executive Hire – MSP: Ensono has hired Faction and Rackspace veteran Duan Van Der Westhuizen as senior VP of public cloud.

7. Ransomware Mitigation – Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR): Backblaze has announced Instant Recovery in Any Cloud—a solution that’s designed to “make ransomware recovery into a VMware and Hyper-V based cloud easy for any IT team,” Backblaze asserts.

8. Integration – Robotic Process Automation (RPA): An Alteryx-UiPath integration offers bi-direction communications between the analytics automation and RPA software platforms.

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

  1. VMware VMworld 2021 (October 5-7, Virtual)
  2. UiPath Forward IV 2021 (October 5-6, Las Vegas)
  3. Google Cloud Next 2021 (October 12-14, Virtual)
  4. Sherweb Accelerate 2021 (October 18-20, Hollywood, Florida)
  5. Kaseya Connect IT Global 2021 (October 19-21, Las Vegas)
  6. MSP Sales Compensation Plans for 2022 (October 21, ChannelE2E Webcast)
  7. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  8. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
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