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Channel Brief: TD Synnex, Accenture Federal Services

Grab a cup of your favorite morning beverage and check out the return of our regular 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.

Our M&A list is back! - Check out regular updates our industry mergers and acquisitions list. We have a fresh list posted for 2024, and our 2023 data set is now complete. 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. Stock sale - TD Synnex announced a proposed secondary public offering of 9,000,000 shares of its common stock currently held by certain entities managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. TD Synnex is not selling any shares of its common stock and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares by the selling stockholders in the offering.

2. Government cloud partnership - Accenture Federal Services is partnering with Microsoft to launch a first-of-its-kind, end-to-end, Cloud Modernization and Migration Factory on Microsoft Azure Government to meet the stringent security standards required for those operating across the national security space, including the Special Access Program community. The one-stop service will support federal agencies and ecosystem partners wherever they currently reside.

3. ServiceNow partnership - blueAPACHE has made a multi-million-dollar investment to enhance its own customer experience through integrating the ServiceNow platform for its managed services practice, according to an ARN report. Following a comprehensive review, the decision to leverage the ServiceNow platform enhances its operational capabilities and aligns with blueAPACHE’s growth ambitions and strategic goals to be the global mid-market service provider of choice.

4. Joining up with AWS - Arctic Wolf’s complete portfolio of security operations solutions is now available in AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog software listings from iSVs that make it easy to find, test, buy, and deploy software that runs on AWS. The expanded listing furher accelerates Arctic Wolf’s frictionless sales engine and will enable organizations from around the globe to start using Arctic Wolf’s industry-pioneering security operations platform, while maintaining their existing relationship with their channel partner of choice, the company said.

5. Leadership Move - MSSP Inversion6 announced that Tom Siu has joined its CISO practice. He will collaborate with Inversion6 clients to develop and manage their cybersecurity programs. Siu’s recent CISO roles include Michigan State University and Case Western Reserve University, as well as a role virtual CISO with a veteran-owned MSSP.

B. In-Person MSP and Channel Partner Events

  1. N-able Empower - March 25-28 – Omni PGA Frisco Resort, Frisco, Texas
  2. Kaseya Connect - April 29-May 2, MGM Grand Resort, Las Vegas
  3. Dell Technologies World - May 20 -May 23, The Venetian, Las Vegas
  4. IT Nation Secure, June 3-5, 2024, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida
  5. Pax8 Beyond, June 9-11, 2024, Gaylord Rockies Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
  6. FLOW Automation Conference (hosted by Rewst) – June 17- June 19, The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, Tampa, Florida
Jessica C. Davis

Jessica C. Davis is Editorial Director of CyberRisk Alliance’s channel brands — MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. She also oversees content and programming for the MSSP Alert Live event. She has spent a career as a journalist covering the business of 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 first editors to oversee the creation and vision of the MSP 501 list.