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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 30 November 2021

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Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Sip up.

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. AWS re:Invent 2021 Conference News: Track all the AWS reInvent 2021 partner news here and AWS cybersecurity news here.

2. MSPs - Sales Automation Software and Security Assessments: The Zomentum Sales Acceleration Platform now supports a U.S.-oriented security assessment tool from the Center for Internet Security Inc. (CIS). Moreover, support for a U.K.-oriented security assessment tool is planned. The integrations will allow channel partners and MSPs to more easily propose security-oriented solutions to end-customers.

3. MSP Software - Image Backup & Security: NinjaOne has introduced new image backup capabilities to Ninja Data Protection, the company’s natively developed backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solution. Also, NinjaOne has introduced Ninja Protect, a new bundled security product with BitDefender, according to a blog. The goal: Position NinjaOne as a "single source for endpoint monitoring, management, and security," while also driving down ransomware risks, the company indicated.

4. Channel Chief - Distribution: TD Synnex has named Sammy Kinlaw to lead its customer communities as senior vice president, Sales Communities, North America. Kinlaw will oversee;

  • Varnex, serving its small to medium-sized business (SMB) community;
  • Tech Select, for its Advanced Solutions community; and
  • Stellr, for its managed service provider (MSP) community.

5. Thoma Bravo Selling Kofax?: Rumor has it, private equity firm Thoma Bravo may sell Kofax, Thoma Bravo has owned the business since acquiring Lexmark Enterprise Software in 2017.

6. Investment: IBM has invested in SingleStore, a "single database for all data-intensive applications," the companies said.

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

  1. Amazon AWS re:Invent (November 29-December 3, Las Vegas)
  2. Avaya Engage (December 12-16, Orlando, Florida)
  3. Citrix Field Kickoff 2022 (January 10-12, Nashville, Tennessee)
  4. McAfee MPower Digital 2022 (January 26-27, Virtual)
  5. RSA Conference (February 7-10, San Francisco)
  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.