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5 Channel Partner Updates: Monday 22 April 2019

Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, April 22, 2019.

Actually, there are 15 timely updates designed for managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT consulting firms, systems integrators, VARs, independent software vendors (ISVs), and telco agents to sip on.

15. 5G Wireless Networks & Autonomous Cars: China’s Huawei Technologies has launched 5G communications hardware for the automotive industry, in a sign of its growing ambitions to become a key supplier to the sector for self-driving technology, Reuters says.

14. Huawei Technologies Financial Results: Huawei's first-quarter 2019 revenue jumped 39 percent to 179.7 billion yuan ($26.81 billion), Reuters says. A United States government push against the China-based technology company appears appears to be impacting Huawei in some limited ways.

13. Huawei Technologies - Funding Allegations: U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company in the West, Reuters reports.

12. Talent - Intellectual Property Protection: A prominent cancer center in Houston, Texas has ousted three of five scientists whom federal authorities identified as being involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research, according to the Associated Press.

11. Talent - Government IT Services: GCOM's CEO title will shift to Kamal Bherwani from Girish Bhatia on May 1. Bhatia remains a board member. GCOM is a business and technology consulting firm that provides a broad range of professional services for public sector clients.

10. Talent - Enterprise Applications: Plutora, a provider of "value stream" management solutions for enterprise IT, has hired Todd Scallan as the company’s chief product officer.

9. Application Performance Monitoring - AWS: Instana, which develops of Automatic Application Performance Management (APM) solutions, is now available for purchase in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. AWS subscribers can acquire Instana to manage their AWS applications and infrastructure through their AWS account.

8. Cloud Migration Tools - Google G Suite to Microsoft Office 365: Those tools are rolling out now, Microsoft says.

7. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Migration Services: HCL Technologies, the global IT outsourcing giant, is now a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Premier Partner. HCL is also an early adopter of Anthos, ​which extends Google's technology to third-party clouds and on-premises systems.

6. MSP Rebrands: APIvista, an MSP and software provider of Richmond, Virginia, has rebranded as Terazo. The company promotesAPIs for system integration and DevOps automation

5. Small Business Lending: Lenderfit has launched a beta test that connects financial institutions and small business lending firms, this report says.

4. Private Equity - Printer Buyout: Siris Capital Group has acquired Electronics for Imaging Inc. for $1.7 billion in cash.

3. M&A - Database Management Tools: Quest Software has acquired ApexSQL, a provider of SQL Server development tools. The deal strengthens  Quest's portfolio of tools that can securely automate the management, movement, and performance of SQL Server database infrastructures, the company asserts.

2. Technology Earnings: Microsoft (MSFT, April 24), Amazon (AMZN, April 25) and many other technology companies are expected to announce quarterly results this week.

1. This Thursday - Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs 2019: We’ll unveil the complete list — yes, all honorees — and associated research during our April webcast. Register now to join us.

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.