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5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 19 July 2019

Today’s channel partner news involves Accenture, AWS GovCloud, Carahsoft, CloudJumper, Insight Enterprises, Intermedia, VMware acquires Bitfusion & more.

Microsoft Azure Cloud Gross Margins: Strong and Growing, But…

Microsoft Azure gross margins rise, but cloud server hardware investments may trigger some headwinds, CEO Satya Nadella & CFO Amy Hood explain.

Accenture North America CEO: Jimmy Etheredge Steps Up

Accenture names James (“Jimmy”) Etheredge group CEO, North America. He succeeds Julie Sweet, who shifts to global CEO for IT consulting company.

Huawei: Banned and Permitted In Which Countries? List and FAQ

Where is Huawei Technologies banned & permitted for 5G networking business & smartphones? Here’s a list of countries, companies, 5G wireless network projects & their Huawei business status. Updated July 19, 2019.

Druva Acquires Hybrid Cloud Data Migration Company CloudLanes

Cloud-based data protection provider Druva acquires CloudLanes, a data migration startup. Deal follows new Druva funding & partner program launch.

Healthcare IT Consulting Firm Bluetree Network Acquired

Providence St. Joseph Health acquires Bluetree Network Inc., a healthcare IT consulting company focused on Epic Systems & electronic health record (EHR) software.

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5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 18 July 2019

Today’s channel partner news involves Avnet, BitTitan, CompTIA, Continuum Managed Services, Datadog, HP Enterprise, IBM, Microsoft Azure, Salesforce PRM, Vendasta & more.

Elizabeth Warren Proposes Private Equity Regulations

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren proposes private equity industry regulations. Five takeaways for private equity firms, MSPs & technology companies.

Microsoft Inspire 2019: Live Blog Days 1-4

Microsoft Inspire 2019 news involves Accenture, Aryaka, Avanade, AvePoint, Carbonite, CloudJumper, Device42, IGEL, Ingram Micro Cloud, Nucleus Cyber, Vade Secure & more.

Datadog Expands Cloud Monitoring Services for MSPs, IT Professionals

Datadog cloud-based monitoring platform gains network, user & serverless capabilities for managed IT service providers (MSPs) & IT professionals.