Here are five (actually, far more…) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
A. Our Daily Brew
- Who We Serve: Content for managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT consulting firms, systems integrators, VARs, independent software vendors (ISVs), and any other partner acronym that further caffeinates our already stellar SEO.
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B. Freshly Brewed News and Chatter
1. Hurricane Dorian - Business Continuity: Our ongoing coverage of the storm is here.
2. SolarWinds Empower MSP: We'll be blogging live from the conference this week in Atlanta.
3. IPO - Private Equity: EQT Partners, a major private equity firm that has MSP and technology holdings, is planning to IPO roughly 20 percent of its shares.
4. M&A - Web Service Providers: Victoria-based web host and domain name register provider VentraIP Australia has acquired Netorigin, a Perth-based web hosting provider, according to ARN.
5. Druva IPO?: Perhaps...
6. Talent - MSP Software: Atera has hired Taptica, Flash Networks, and Comverse veteran Tal Dagan as VP of products. Dagan reports to CEO Gil Pekelman. Atera develops an MSP software platform that spans RMM (remote monitoring and management), PSA (professional services automation) and remote access capabilities.
7. Talent - Service Provider: Maintel, an MSP with cloud expertise, will part ways with CEO Eddie Buxton in December 2019. Buxton's expected departure was a mutual agreement between the executive and the UK-based MSP. The company has started a search for Buxton's successor.
8. Video Conferencing: Wildix, a developer of web-based unified communications and collaboration solutions, has launched Wizyconf, a video conferencing system for meeting and conference rooms.
C. Channel Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances: MSPs, CSPs, ISVs, VARs
1. Recurring Revenue Opportunities: Cisco is pointing to its Renewals Commerce Automation as a recurring revenue opportunity for partners.
2. Government IT Contract: Vendors led by General Dynamics Corp. were awarded a contract for as much as $7.6 billion to provide Microsoft office software for the Pentagon, Bloomberg reports. The contract isn’t related to the hotly disputed “JEDI” cloud project that the Pentagon has yet to award. Amazon Web Services and Microsoft are the two remaining competitors for that prize, which may reach $10 billion, Bloomberg notes.
4. Distribution - Augmented Reality: Ingram Micro has been authorized globally to market, sell and support the Microsoft HoloLens 2.
5. E-Commerce: Bloomreach has launched a B2B Search & Merchandising Connector for Salesforce Commerce Cloud on Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways, the company claims.
D. Next Five Technology Conferences
- Ingram Micro IoT Summit (September 4-5, Irvine, California)
- SolarWinds Empower MSP (September 4-5, Atlanta, Georgia)
- Taylor Business Group Big Big 2019 Conference (September 12-14, Chicago)
- Oracle OpenWorld 2019 (September 15-19, San Francisco)
- IT Glue GlueX 2019 (September 15-17, Phoenix)
- Bonus: ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
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