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5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 17 October 2018

Welcome to page two of two for today’s blog. here’s the lineup…

10. Talent – Cloud Security: Zscaler has hired Split Software and Data Bricks veteran Kavitha Mariappan as senior VP of customer experience and transformation. Mariappan is responsible for leading global strategic initiatives that drive a customer-centric experience throughout the Zscaler organization,  the company says.

9. Talent – Healthcare MSP: HCTec, a provider of hospital IT and revenue cycle workforce optimization solutions, has three new senior leaders: CFO Salome Isbell, VP of Professional Services Victor Ayers, and VP of Clinical Solutions Heather Espino.

8. Talent – Microsoft MSP: FlexManage, an MSP and Microsoft partner, has hired Matthew Medici as VP of Managed Services.

7. Cyber Recovery Software: Dell EMC has launched Cyber Recovery software and associated services to protect against ransomeware and safely restore data in the event of an attack. The software includes automation, workflow and security analytics tools to ensure gold copies of critical data are isolated yet available for fast recoveries, Dell EMC asserts.

6. Hurricane Michael Recovery: Verizon is working overtime to restore cell phone service in Florida following Hurricane Michael. Every Verizon customer in Bay and Gulf counties will be automatically credited for three months of mobile service for each line. The free service is for both consumer and business accounts. Verizon’s ongoing disaster recovery updates are here.

5. M&A – ESOP ConsultingAscensus has acquired ESOP Economics, which provides consulting and software solutions related to employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) repurchase obligations. ESOP Economics joins Ascensus’ TPA Solutions division.

4. M&A – MSPs: WorkSmart has acquired CDI Managed Services’ small and midsize business (SMB) clientele, including customer engagements in Atlanta, Georgia and the New York Metro Area.

3. MSP Integration – Collabrance & ConnectWise: Collabrance now integrates with ConnectWise Manage. The new integration allows tickets and customer data to replicate information in ConnectWise Manage between Collabrance, a Master MSP, and IT Solution Providers, the companies say.

2. MSP Integration – PSA and Security: ID Agent, a provider of dark web monitoring and identity theft protection solutions, now integrates with Datto’s Autotask PSA platform. The result: Datto’s Autotask PSA users can configure their Dark Web ID exposure alerts to create tickets within their PSA console, allowing for faster response directly to the end user customer and less email traffic for the administrator, ID Agent asserts.

1. Top 100 Cloud MSPs for AWS, Azure: See the list when ChannelE2E unveils research results during a webcast this Thursday.


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