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Channel Brief: Docusign, Cognizant, Egnyte

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Grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and check out our daily market briefing for managed services providers (MSPs), IT service providers (ITSPs), technology service providers (TSPs), cloud service providers (CSPs) cybersecurity consultants, systems integrators, VARs, independent software vendors (ISVs), and distributors.

Check out regular updates our industry Mergers and Acquisitions list. We have a fresh list posted for 2024, and our data archive goes all the way back to 2020. Check out the whole thing here.

Scroll down for a quick view of upcoming in-person channel and MSP events at the bottom of this post (while we spiff up our industry calendar behind the scenes. It will return!)

And please send your news tips, information, and industry chatter to editorial director [email protected].

A. Today’s Tech, Channel and MSP News

1. Agreement management platform - Docusign is adding Intelligent Agreement Management services to its linecard, unveiling the Docusign IAM platform to help businesses of all kinds transform agreement data into insights and actions, accelerate contract review cycles, and boost productivity organization-wide, the company said. 

2. Strategic alliance win - Cognizant has forged a strategic alliance with Shopify and Google Cloud to drive digital transformation and platform modernization for global retailers and brands. The alliance is focused on bringing together the power of Shopify's leading commerce platform, Google Cloud's core cloud infrastructure, and client delivery of Cognizant's retail industry advisory and technology implementation specialists.

3. New marketing boss - Cloud security and governance provider Egnyte has appointed Ryan J. Kam as chief marketing officer. Kam joins the company from LogicMonitor, and brings years of experience to the new role at Egnyte.

4. Cybersecurity drives accelerated BDR growth - The backup and disaster recovery market is growing quickly around the world because it’s become a necessary layer in cybersecurity. New data from Canalys shows that “remediation” managed services will grow by 145.7% this year. Canalys data also shows that 56% of partners are expecting double-digit growth in BDR in 2024.

5. RMM partnership - RMM provider Ceburu is partnering with tech solutions provider Acordis to further extend Ceburu’s RMM solution to the managed service provider market. 

B. In-Person MSP and Channel Partner Events

  1. Kaseya Connect - April 29-May 2, MGM Grand Resort, Las Vegas
  2. Dell Technologies World - May 20 -May 23, The Venetian, Las Vegas
  3. IT Nation Secure, (hosted by ConnectWise) June 3-5, 2024, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
  4. Pax8 Beyond, June 9-11, 2024, Gaylord Rockies Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
  5. FLOW Automation Conference (hosted by Rewst) – June 17- June 19, The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Tampa, Florida
  6. CompTIA ChannelCon, July 30 - August 1, 2024, Atlanta, Georgia, Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Jessica C. Davis

Jessica C. Davis is editorial director of CyberRisk Alliance’s channel brands, MSSP Alert, MSSP Alert Live, and ChannelE2E. She has spent a career as a journalist and editor covering the intersection of business and technology including chips, software, the cloud, AI, and cybersecurity. She previously served as editor in chief of Channel Insider and later of MSP Mentor where she was one of the original editors running the MSP 501.