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5 Channel Program and MSP Market News Updates: 12 December 2022

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Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, December 12, 2022. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and MSP Partner Program News

  1. Acquisitions: Private equity-backed General Informatics acquired a pair of MSPs, buying 1 Ping Security, a Raleigh, N.C.-based MSSP; and the managed services business of Vazata, a McKinney, Texas-based company that also has a data center services business. General Informatics was acquired in November 2020 by Rosewood Private Investments, a Dallas-based private equity firm 
  2. Channel Partner Expansion: SymphonyAI is expanding its role as a Microsoft partner with its Sensa product for detecting and preventing financial crime.
  3. New IT Leadership: IT consulting and talent solutions firm Eliassen Group announced the appointment of Rob Waddell as the company's first Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer.
  4. Fintech Push: Microsoft Corp. has agreed to buy a 4% stake in the London Stock Exchange Group. The $2.8 billion cloud-computing deal pushes big tech further into financial markets, according to the Financial Post.
  5. Equity Raise: MessageGears, a cloud customer engagement platform, has raised $62 million in new funding led by Long Ridge Equity Partners.

B. In-Person Channel Partner Summits & MSP Conferences

  1. Marketopia GrowCon 2022 (December 12-14, Florida)
  2. Palo Alto Networks Ignite22 (December 12-15, Las Vegas)
  3. NRF 2023 – Retail’s Big Show (January 15-17, New York)
  4. NerdioCon 2023 MSP Conference (February 27-March 2, Cancun, Mexico)
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