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5 Channel Partner Updates: Monday 03 December 2018

Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, December 3, 2018.

Actually, there are nine timely updates designed for managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT consulting firms, systems integrators, VARs, independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents, and telco agents to sip on. Take a look:

9. Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Integration: InGenius Software Inc., a computer telephony integration (CTI) company, has delivered CTI integration with the Dynamics 365 Channel Integration Framework.

8. Microsoft Azure & SD-WANs: Bigleaf Networks has launched its Cloud-first SD-WAN solution on the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

7. AWS Cloud Partner Momentum: Total AWS cloud deal size brought in by partner sellers has increased 3.5 times compared with last year, while the rate of growth in partner-led contracts is far outpacing the growth of AWS' overall business, CNBC reports.

6. AWS vs. Customers: AWS is competing with a growing number of software and technology customers that run on the company's cloud platform, CNBC notes.

5. Point of Sale Redefined: Amazon is testing its cashierless technology for bigger stores, this report says.

4. Fake Tech Support: Police last week raided 16 fake tech-support centers in India, and arrested about three dozen people. Last month, the Delhi authorities arrested 24 people in similar raids on 10 call centers, The New York Times reports.

3. M&A - Cloud Services: Momentum Telecom has acquired CloudNet Group, a Phoenix, Arizona-based communications provider that specializes in high quality cloud voice, mobility, SD-WAN, contact center and other unified communications solutions.

2. M&A - IT Solutions Providers: Evaris has been formed following a merger between long-established, server, storage and networking specialist King of Servers and IT infrastructure service provider Think4 IT Solutions. We'll share more details soon.

1. M&A - Data Centers: Hivelocity, a Florida-based colocation provider, is buying, a Texan IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) firm, adding a data center in Dallas, along with space in New York and Seattle, DCD reports.

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.