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5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 11 October 2017

Welcome to page two of two for today. Here are the 10 remaining items for your timely consumption.

10. Partner Program Part Two: MobileLogix, a provider of field service management (FSM) solutions for the mid-market, has named Jeffrey Gregorec as the company’s executive VP of sales and strategic alliances. Gregoree will oversee the company’s channel partner buildout.

9. IT Services Job Cuts: The career outlook for India’s senior-level IT consultants looks a bit depressing for the next few years, according to multiple reports and surveys that predict “job shock in the IT sector” for india…

8. Service Management: ServiceAide has launched White Glove Service to elevate companies from underperforming help desk implementations to a top tier Service Desk painlessly, the company claims. The effort includes a Service Desk solution that spans Setup, Migration, Training and Perpetual Administration.

7. Managed Cloud Services: Nerdio, an ITaaS specialist, has launched a white label option for partners to deliver the company’s Nerdio Private Cloud and Nerdio for Azure service under their own brands.

6. Managed Security Skyrockets: Data security is now the number one priority for businesses, according to 44 percent of IT service providers surveyed by Autotask. That’s up dramatically from 6 percent of respondents who said data security was a top revenue driver back in 2013… And it further explains why we launched MSSP Alert

5. MSP Training: Keep an eye on MSP 101 — a free MSP training course from Clarity Channel Advisory Group. More than 200 MSPs now leverage the training service, the company says. For questions check in with Clarity Managing Director Will Ominsky.

4. M&A Part One: DXC Technology has agreed to acquire Logicalis SMC, a Netherlands-based provider of technology-enabled solutions for the service management sector. We’ll share more thoughts soon.

Nancy Couden Williams

3. Talent: eFolder veteran Nancy Couden Williams now has a sales role with Small Biz Thoughts, the small business education organization led by Karl Palachuk.

2. Breaking: Talk about a quick encore. Office Depot apparently has acquired Complete Office Solutions, a $150 million office equipment dealer. We’re poking around for more details. The move comes roughly one week after Office Depot confirmed plans to buy CompuCom for $1 billion.

1. California Wildfires: The California wildfires have impacted multiple IT service providers and technology companies. We are in touch with multiple sources, particularly in the IT services sector, but respecting their request for privacy while they work through emergency evacuations at this time. We’re continuing to follow the situation for updates, and wish everyone a safe path forward.

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