5 Channel Partner Updates: Tuesday 22 October 2019
Here are five (actually, far more…) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
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A. What’s Hot Today
1. ConnectWise IT Nation Connect Preview: Here’s what MSPs should expect at the conference…
2. Talent – Cloud MSP: Cloudreach, a Top 100 Public Cloud MSP, has hired Datto and LiveAction veteran Brooks Borcherding as COO.
3. Talent – Google G-Suite: A Microsoft veteran is now leading Google’s SaaS business…
4. M&A – IT Staffing and Services: ASGN has acquired Intersys Consulting for $67.0 million in cash.
5. Private Equity – Data Center Services: AMP Capital is acquiring Expedient (aka Continental Broadband,) from Landmark Media.
6. M&A – Cloud Data Migrations: Microsoft has acquired Mover — a platform that helps partners to migrate data into Office 365.
7. Cloud Management: Extreme Networks has launched ExtremeCloud IQ, an end-to-end cloud management application that leverages machine learning and artificial intelligence, the company says.
9. SOCaaS for MSPs: Here are 20 Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS) options for MSPs and MSSPs.
B. Partnerships and Strategic Alliances
1. Talent – Data Security: Ubiq Security has hired SonicWall, FireEye and Juniper Networks veteran Steve Pataky to drive a new partner program focused on MSSPs and data security partners.
2. Splunk Partner Program: The company’s latest partner program details are here.
3. Distribution – Government IT Solutions: Synnex has been awarded a new GSA Schedule 70 contract — essentially making it easier for Synnex’s government-focused resellers to do business in the vertical market.
C. Next Five Technology Conferences
- DattoCon 2019 Paris (October 21-23, France)
- Splunk .conf19 (October 21-24, Las Vegas)
- Vision 2019: The 20 Conference for MSPs (October 27-29, Dallas, Texas)
- NetApp Insight 2019 (October 28-30, Las Vegas)
- ConnectWise IT Nation Connect 2019 (October 30-November 1, Orlando, Florida)
- Bonus: ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
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