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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 21 October 2021

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Here five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, October 21, 2021. Sip up.

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  • Who We Serve: Content for managed services providers (MSPs), IT service providers (ITSPs), technology solutions providers (TSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT consulting firms, systems integrators, VARs, independent software vendors (ISVs), and any other partner acronym that further caffeinates our already stellar SEO.
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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. Interview - Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola: Some snippets of the conversation are here.

2. Visibility as a Managed Service: Netscout has launched a Visibility as a Service (VaaS) managed service. It provides 24x7 testing, monitoring, troubleshooting, and reporting for customers' critical IT services and applications.

3. What Is Privacy Management for Microsoft 365?: Details are here.

4. MSP - IBM Financial Results, Kyndryl Spin-Off: IBM missed market estimates for quarterly revenue as its managed infrastructure business suffered from a decline in orders ahead of a November 2021 spin-off, sending its shares down 4% in extended trading, Reuters reported. Details about the Kyndryl spin-off are here.

5. Cisco Revenue Streams: When Cisco Systems reports quarterly earnings on November 17, 2021, the company will organize the results into seven product and service categories. They include:

  1. Secure, Agile Networks
  2. Hybrid Work
  3. End-to-End Security
  4. Internet for the Future
  5. Optimized Application Experiences
  6. Other Products
  7. Services

6. Integration - Endpoint and Network Security: Forescout and Tanium are integrating their network and and endpoint solutions to offer "real-time visibility and control across the extended enterprise: campus, datacenter, remote workers, cloud, mobile, OT and IoT," the two companies said.

7. SAP Cloud Business: Demand for SAP's cloud business database is growing, and SAP confirmed its preliminary third-quarter results and full year guidance -- which it raised last week. SAP forecast cloud revenue to grow by 16%-19% in the year as a whole, helping its overall cloud and software revenue to increase by 2%-4%, Reuters reported.

8. President Trump - Social Media Platform: Former U.S. President Donald Trump will launch his own social media app, TRUTH Social, that he said would "stand up to Big Tech" companies such as Twitter and Facebook that have barred him from their platforms, Reuters reported. The TRUTH Social strategy involves a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company) merger, according to a press release.

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

  1. MSP Sales Compensation Plans for 2022 (Today & On-Demand, ChannelE2E Webcast)
  2. Acronis #CyberFit Summit 2021 (October 25-27, Miami, Florida and Virtual)
  3. hack_it 2021.2 from Huntress (October 25-27, Virtual)
  4. Microsoft Ignite 2021 (November 2-4, Virtual)
  5. Ingram Micro ONE 2021 (November 8-9, Virtual)
  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.