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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 20 December 2021


Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, December 20, 2021. Sip up.

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

1. Delayed - World Economic Forum Davos: The World Economic Forum for 2022, originally scheduled for January in Davos, has been rescheduled amid concerns about the COVID-19 wave.

2. Funding - Open Source Cloud Security Software: Ory has raised $22.5 million in Series A funding, led by Insight Partners and existing seed investors, Balderton Capital and In-Q-Tel.

3. Funding - MSSP: Talion has raised money from NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance. The money will allow Talion to expand from the United Kingdom into the United States. Stay tuned for more details.

4. Funding - Identity and Access Management (IAM): PlainID Inc. has raised $75 million in Series C funding, Silicon Angle reported.

5. Hybrid Cloud Service: NTT Business Solutions, a member company of NTT WEST Group (Japan’s network and system integrator), has selected the HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud platform to deliver its growing ‘Regional Revitalization Cloud’ and provide a hybrid cloud service to local governments, educational institutions and businesses across western Japan.

6. Expansion - Security Operations Center: Global IT provider Stefanini Group has opened a SOC in the Southfield, Michigan, to support U.S. customers.

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

  1. Citrix Field Kickoff 2022 (January 18-20, Virtual)
  2. RSA Conference (February 7-10, San Francisco)
  3. Dynatrace Perform (February 7-11, Las Vegas)
  4. NerdioCon 2022 (February 21-23, Cancun, Mexico)
  5. MWC Barcelona 2022 (February 28-March 3, Barcelona, Spain)
  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.