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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: Tuesday 09 March 2021

Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Sip up.

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. Talent - MSP Software: NinjaRMM has hired Duo Security veteran Dean Yeck as chief revenue officer. Yeck explains his MSP and channel partner priorities in this ChannelE2E interview.

2. Talent - Networking: Cisco Systems has promoted Salesforce veteran Maria Martine to chief operating officer.

3. Talent & Partner Program - Wireless Networks: Cradlepoint, a provider of cloud-delivered LTE and 5G wireless network edge solutions, has hired multiple partner leadership experts as part of a global partner program and business expansion strategy. Key hires include:

  • Krissy Kelley, VP of Global Partner and Field Marketing. Kelley previously held key posts at Fortinet, Citrix, and RSA.
  • Lisa Wight, VP of Global Distribution and Partner Program. Wight has VMware- and Dell-related experience.
  • Steve Benvenuto, VP of Partner Sales, Americas. Benvenuto is a Cisco veteran.
  • Darryl Brick, VP Partner Sales, EMEA. Brick previously worked for Juniper Networks, Infoblox, Imperva, and ServiceNow.

4. Partner Program - SaaS Agency: Conversion Logix has released the The Conversion Cloud Partner Program, a private-label SaaS aimed at helping agencies convert website visitors into actionable leads for their clients.

5. Distribution - Arm Servers: Spinnakar has agreed to distribute ARM servers from Bamboo Systems in the UK and Ireland.

6. Distribution - IT Service Management (ITSM) Software: Ingram Micro has agreed to distribute Run2Biz service management software in Canada.

7. Distribution - Data Analytics: The Ingram Micro marketplace has agreed to distribute BeeCastle.

8. SOC 2 Certification: nClouds an MSP that offers Amazon Web Services (AWS) and DevOps consulting and implementation services, has been awarded SOC 2 certification. The examination was performed by an independent auditing firm, A-LIGN ASSURANCE.

9. Software Updates:  VMware has released vSphere 7 and vSAN 7 updates to help IT teams "support new and existing applications with infrastructure that is developer and AI-ready; scales without compromise; boosts infrastructure and data security; and simplifies operations," the company says.

10. Funding: Canto, a provider of digital asset management (DAM) software, has received a strategic growth investment from JMI Equity.

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

  1. Fortinet Accelerate 2021 (March 9-11, Virtual)
  2. Huntress hack_it 2021 (March 22-24, Virtual)
  3. CloudFest 2021 (March 23-25, Virtual)
  4. Cisco Live 2021 (March 30-April 1, Virtual)
  5. Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs (April 22, Webcast)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual 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.