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5 Channel Partner Updates: Friday 17 November 2017

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Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, November 17, 2017.

Actually, there are 17 timely updates designed 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:

17. SAP Cloud Builds Momentum: SAP expects profit margins to flatten out during the fourth quarter after three years of declines, with improving margins to begin to show up in 2018, according to Reuters. Read between the lines and the company is basically saying its early cloud investments are now paying big dividends. Separately, the company yesterday held a major SME (small and midsize enterprise) briefing in New York. Here's a recap.

16. Splunk Momentum: Splunk's total revenues were $328.7 million in Q3 2017, up 34 percent from the corresponding quarter last year. Splunk's tools deliver "operational intelligence" to help service providers and customers monitor, manage and optimize their businesses. The company has a fast-growing partner program.

15. DistributionSYNNEX is now a preferred distributor for Verizon One Talk cloud-based communications, the company says.

14. Partner Program Part One: SYSPRO has launched a new channel partner program in Canada. It focuses on quality, growth and reward, the ERP software company asserts.

13. Partner Program Part Two: Parsec has updated its partner program for TrakSYS, a manufacturing execution system (MES) platform. The program is designed for systems integrators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and consultants.

12. Partner Program Part Three: Insignary, an open source software company focused on security and compliance, has unveiled the Insignary Channel Partner Program for MSPs, resellers and auditors.

11. Partner Program Part Four: Ubersmith, which develops subscription business management software, has launched a partner program designed to create revenue streams as more and more companies shift to cloud computing with subscription and recurring billing. Jeremy Chang is leading the effort as head of business development.

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10. Microsoft Azure Cloud Monitoring; Dynatrace has extended full-stack monitoring to Microsoft Azure. Dynatrace typically competes in the application performance monitoring (APM) market against Cisco AppDynamics, New Relic, Datadog, SolarWinds, BMC and CA Technologies, among others.

9. GoDaddy, Square: GoDaddy and Square are working together to ensure Square's payment systems integrate with GoDaddy-powered customer and partner sites.

8. M&A Part One: Single Digits, which develops High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) management software and support solutions, has acquired Airwave Networks. Airwave provides wired and wireless internet access and digital TV to student housing and MDU properties.

7. M&A Part Two: Rackspace has completed the Datapipe acquisition. Listen for more chatter at the Amazon AWS re:invent conference later this month in Las Vegas.

6. M&A Part Three: Magna5 has acquires Netserve365. This is Magna5's fourth acquisition in 18 months. The deal strengthens Magna5's PaaS, IaaS and UCaaS services portfolio with network and server monitoring and management, cloud hosting and managed IT security services, the companies say. We'll share more details soon.

5. MSP Software Integration: Pulseway's RMM platform now integrates with Webroot's endpoint security platform. Webroot has integration relationships with most of the major RMM and PSA software suppliers. Also, new Webroot CEO Mike Potts has vowed to double down on the company's MSP security platform strategy.

4. ServiceNow Integrations for MSPs: LogicMonitor, a performance monitoring platform for midmarket MSPs, is now certified to integrate with ServiceNow. The move is part of a growing MSP- and IT services-oriented integration trend. Large MSPs have been embracing ServiceNow since at least last 2016, CEO Frank Slootman said at the time. More recently, ServiceNow VP Tony Beller described the company's partner strategy in this ChannelE2E podcast. And CareWorx, a healthcare-centric MSP, recently customized and integrated ServiceNow to work with SolarWinds MSP.

3. Meet ChannelE2E Part One: ChannelE2E is set to attend Ingram Micro ONE on November 27-29 in Dallas, Texas. If you'd like to potentially meet please email me ([email protected]).

2. Meet ChannelE2E Part Two: We're also set to attend Amazon AWS re:Invent on Nov. 29-30 in Las Vegas. If you'd live to potentially meet you can, once again, email me ([email protected]). Please Note: Our meetings at AWS will focus most heavily on AWS partner program members, MSSPs and Cybersecurity.

1. Weekend: Make it a great one. And thanks for reading ChannelE2E. We're enjoying the journey.

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.