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5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 09 July 2020

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Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, July 9, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. Digital Entrepreneurs: IowaDelaware, and California have the most digital entrepreneurs per capita, according to Amazon research. The data is based on small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) selling in Amazon’s stores.

2. Partnership - SD-WANs:  The 8x8 Open Communications Platform will leverage Aryaka’s managed SD-WAN service to further boost cloud communications performance, the companies said.

3. SAP Financial Results: Preliminary quarterly results from SAP show strong promise -- perhaps indicating that global 2000 enterprises continue to invest in software and cloud services even as they navigate the coronavirus pandemic.

4. Data Protection: Imperva has announced worldwide availability of Cloud Data Security. Delivered as a SaaS, Cloud Data Security gives businesses visibility and compliance oversight for data hosted in a database-as-a-service (DBaaS), "enabling compliance in minutes," the company claims.

5. Managed Public Cloud Services: Rackspace Technology, a Top 200 Public Cloud MSP, has inked a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The move reinforces Rackspace's all-in commitment to managed cloud services.

6. Oracle Managed Cloud - On-Premises: Oracle has unveiled Oracle Dedicated Region Cloud@Customer, a fully-managed cloud region that brings all of Oracle's cloud services -- including Autonomous Database and Oracle Cloud applications -- to customer data centers.  The service starts at $500,000 per month.

B. Upcoming Technology Conferences & Virtual Events

  1. Zenoss Digital Conference (July 16, Virtual Conference)
  2. Microsoft Inspire Partner Conference (July 21-22, Virtual Conference)
  3. ASCII IT Success Summit 2020 Canada (July 22-23, Virtual Event)
  4. CompTIA ChannelCon 2020 (August 4-6, Virtual Conference)
  5. IoT World 2020 (August 11-13, Virtual Conference)
  6. BonusChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. New – Add Your Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here.
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.