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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates:13 December 2021


Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, December 13, 2021. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Channel Chief, Partner Program, Strategic Alliance and Tech News

1. Log4J Vulnerability Details for MSPs and MSSPs: Our coverage of the worldwide Log4J software vulnerability includes:

2. Help Wanted - Ingram Micro Cloud: The cloud distributor is seeking to hire roughly 200 people in the Miami, Florida, area, according to South Florida Business Journal.

3. Avaya Partner Ecosystem: Avaya is touting the Avaya Experience Builders ecosystem this week at its Engage 2021 user conference in Orlando, Florida. Experience Builders "align Avaya services, partners, technology developers, customers and citizen developers in an extensive global network designed to help enterprises build better experiences for employees and customers, when a one-size-fits-all solution is not sufficient," the company said.

4. Partnership - SASE Cloud: Horizon Telecom will deliver the Cato SASE Cloud architecture to enterprises headquartered in Europe, the two companies said.

5. Partner Program: RSM US LLP (RSM), a provider of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market, has joined the KnowledgeLake partner program.

6. Partnership - SASE and Risk Management: iboss has joined the ForgeRock Trust Network, a technology ecosystem of over 130 partners in authentication, risk and fraud management, biometrics and more. The iboss Cloud Platform integrates with ForgeRock Identity Cloud and the ForgeRock Identity platform to "enable employees to securely connect to any application on any device while working from anywhere," the companies said.

7. Managed Database Services: Instaclustr has introduced general availability of PostgreSQL on the Instaclustr Platform. The service includes "secure and end-to-end database monitoring, optimizing, and scaling," Instaclustr said.

8. Apple Watch Lawsuit: Apple has been hit with a class-action lawsuit over the Apple Watch, with the plaintiffs saying it poses a safety hazard from a swelling battery, according to SeekingAlpha, ScribD and MacRumors.

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

  1. Citrix Field Kickoff 2022 (January 18-20, Virtual)
  2. McAfee MPower Digital 2022 (January 26-27, Virtual)
  3. RSA Conference (February 7-10, San Francisco)
  4. Dynatrace Perform (February 7-11, Las Vegas)
  5. NerdioCon 2022 (February 21-23, Cancun, Mexico)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
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.