Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, March 27, 2019.

Actually, there are eight 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.

8. Systems Integrators - Cloud Migrations: The Turbonomic Partner Program now features a Systems Integrators (SIs) path to help SIs drive Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure cloud adoption and optimization, the company says.

7. Microsoft Azure & APM: Netscout Systems application performance management (APM) is now available in the Microsoft Azure marketplace.

6. Adobe Partners With Microsoft, ServiceNow: Adobe has expanded its Microsoft relationship, and confirmed a new integration with LinkedIn that will accelerate account-based experiences (ABX) through new marketing solution integrations. That's a longwinded say of saying Microsoft and Adobe are countering Salesforce's cloud CRM platform. Also, Adobe is integrating more deeply with ServiceNow.

5. Venture Capital - Cisco Systems: The networking giant has launched Decibel, an independent venture capital firm that invests in early stage enterprise technology companies.

4. Free Data Protection: Veeam has upgrade its free backup technology for VMware, Hyper-V, physical and cloud services. The offering is now known as Veeam Backup & Replication Community Edition.

3. M&A -- Three Sales Challenges: If you're involved in a merger or acquisition, Gartner points to these three challenges facing associated sales teams...

2. MSPs - Risk Assessments: ConnectWise has introduced a risk assessment tool for MSPs called Identify. It's based on the software company's Sienna Group acquisition.

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