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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP Market News Updates: 29 April 2022

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

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

1. Talent - MSP: Ensono, a Top 250 Public Cloud MSP backed by KKR, has hired Jonathan Bumba as chief marketing officer (CMO). Bumba previously held key posts at ThreatWarrior, Cloud Technology Partners (acquired by HPE), EMC, Rackspace and Microsoft.

2. MSP Software - PSA Integration: Work365, a subscription management and billing automation solution, now integrates with Datto Autotask, the widely use PSA (professional services automation) software platform for MSPs.

3. Distribution - Managed Detection and Response (MDR): TD Synnex has agreed to distribute ActZero. The move expands an existing relationship between ActZero and Tech Data.

4. Amazon Web Services (AWS) Revenues: AWS net sales were $18.4 billion for the first quarter, up from $13.5 billion in the corresponding quarter last year. Also, AWS operating income was $6.5 billion for the quarter, up from $4.2 billion in the corresponding quarter last year.

5. Digital Realty Quarterly Financial Results: Digital Realty, the colocation and data center company, said revenue was $1.1 billion in Q1 of 2022, up 3% from Q1 of 2021.

6. Zendesk Quarterly Financial Results Amid M&A Debate: Zendesk's revenue was $388.3 million in the first quarter of 2022, up 30% from Q1 of 2021. GAAP net loss for the quarter was $66.9 million. The revenues generally beat Wall Street's expectations, though earnings fell short of expectations. Rumors about Zendesk possibly being up for sale have swirled in recent weeks.

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

  1. Dell Technologies World 2022 (May 2-5, Las Vegas)
  2. Fortinet Accelerate 2022 (May 10-13, Virtual)
  3. IBM Think 2022 (May 10-11, Boston & Virtual)
  4. ServiceNow Knowledge 2022 (May 11-12, New York and The Netherlands)
  5. Join UsMSSP Alert Live 2022 (September 19-21, Washington, D.C.)
  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.