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5 Channel Partner Updates: 1 November 2016

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Actually, there are 10 entries for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents and telco agents to sip on. Take a look…

10. Earnings: Watch for earnings today from Tableau and Zendesk. The former has momentum in the analytics and big data market. The latter has been gaining IT automation momentum with MSPs...

9. IoT Security Regulations, Mandates?: Keep a close eye on this developing story... As you may recall, ChannelE2E openly wondered where the U.S. government has been amid DDoS attacks involving IOT devices...

8. Quest Software Surfaces: Quest, like sister company SonicWall, has reemerged as an independent company. We'll share more details about the IT management software company's strategy soon.

7.Construction SaaS: Roper Technologies has acquired ConstructConnect, a provider of cloud-based data, collaboration, and workflow automation solutions to the commercial construction industry. ConstructConnect's software as a service (SaaS) solutions have over 800,000 users spanning general contractors, subcontractors, and building product manufacturers throughout the U.S. and Canada. This network of users generated over 55 million invitations to bid across 400,000 construction projects over the last 12 months. Financial terms were not disclosed.

6. Former Cisco Customer Convicted: A former Cisco Systems customer has been convicted to defrauding the networking giant. Details emerged from the U.S. Department of Justice.

5. Distribution and Cloud Talent: Nuvias, an EMEA distributor, has named Karl Roe VP of services and cloud solutions. He'll promote further channel adoption of cloud and annuity-based models.

4. Cloud Market Share: Here's some of the more recent data involving Amazon IaaS market share vs. the rest of the public cloud industry.

3. Government IT Talent: NCI Inc. an IT consulting firm focused on U.S. Federal Government agencies, has named Paul A. Dillahay as president and CEO effective immediately. He succeeds Brian J. Clark, who resigned to pursue other opportunities. Dillahay previously was executive VP of CACI International’s Health and Litigation Solutions group. We're curious to know if the CEO change was planned or somehow a surprise... ...

2. Dell EMC and Microsoft Open Source Hardware: Facebook is widely credited with starting the open source network hardware craze. But now, even Dell and EMC are getting in on the action. Oh, and so is Microsoft. The moves emerge just as Cisco Partner Summit kicks off in San Francisco...

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins
Chuck Robbins

1. Cisco Partner Summit: Speaking of the major channel gathering... Channel Chief Wendy Bahr and CEO Chuck Robbins will participate in a Q&A with media later today. Got questions for them? Feel free to email me. [email protected]. In the meantime, here's a preview interview with Bahr.

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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.