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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 29 March 2022

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Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and MSP Partner Program News

1. Contest - MSP Software Funding: The annual ConnectWise PitchIT Accelerator Program for startups is back for 2022. You can apply for potential funding here.

2. Zoom Partner Program: Zoom Video Communications has launched the Zoom Up Partner Program. The program offers the resale of Zoom Phone with Zoom calling plans for qualified partners in select countries.

3. Channel Partner Program - Data Integration: Equalum has launched a formal channel program with a partner portal that offers deal registration protection, sales training and incentives, 24/7 multi-tier support, market development funds (MDF), white label product packaging, customizable marketing/sales collaterals and more, the company said.

4. Partnership - Operational Technology Security: Swimlane and 1898 & Co. have partnered to deliver a low-code security automation solution to the operational technology (OT) industry.

5. International Expansion: Xalient, a UK-based provider of networking and cybersecurity solutions, has made several executive hires in the United States. Key moves include:

  • Jeff Gray as VP, US Operations;
  • Kevin Peterson as senior cyber security strategist;
  • Andrew Creech and Randy Leach as principal consultants;
  • Marc Mancuso as senior business development manager; and
  • Emilee Khalil as senior account manager.

6. Compliance Partnership - Auto Dealerships: TorchLight and VTech Dealer IT have expanded their partnership to support car dealerships that are meeting Graham-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) privacy standards.

7. Cybersecurity Training: Offensive Security has launched Learn Fundamentals, a training program "designed to give beginners a foundational understanding of basic cybersecurity skills."

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

  1. TED 2022 (April 10-14, Vancouver, Canada)
  2. Robin Robins Boot Camp 2022 (April 19-22, Nashville, Tennessee)
  3. Dell Technologies World 2022 (May 2-5, Las Vegas)
  4. Fortinet Accelerate 2022 (May 10-13, Virtual)
  5. IBM Think 2022 (May 10-11)
  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.