This week’s 10 most read channel and MSP news stories, columns, blogs, editorials and research involved:
10. Vaccine Passport List: Heading to a technology conference? See our list of states and countries, and their various coronavirus vaccine passport policies.
9. New SAP Partner Program Details: The enterprise and midmarket business software provider unveiled multiple program updates this week.
8. ServiceNow Partner M&A List: A look at 44 ServiceNow partner mergers and acquisitions -- including key buyers, sellers and private equity investors across the IT service management (ITSM) consulting market.
7. Technology and MSP M&A List: ChannelE2E has tracked nearly 300 mergers and acquisitions involving MSPs, IT consulting firms and technology companies so far in 2021.
6. Ernst & Young Acquires ServiceNow Partner: EY Canada, partner of Ernst & Young, acquires SuMO IT Solutions.
5. Accenture M&A List: A look at more than 70 Accenture acquisitions — which typically involve digital, cloud, cybersecurity, MSP and IT consulting companies.
4. Technology SPACs List: Nearly 90 Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) are seeking to acquire and/or merge with technology businesses. Still, pace of newly formed technology SPACs appears to be slowing amid potential SEC concerns.
3. SolarWinds Orion Breach - Complete Timeline: How the SolarWinds Orion security breach occurred. A timeline involving CrowdStrike, FireEye, Microsoft, FBI, CISA & allegations vs. Russia.
2. Salesforce Dreamforce 2021 - Vaccinations Required: Salesforce Dreamforce 2021 conference attendees in the United States will need to be fully vaccinated from the coronavirus, Salesforce says.
1. SBA PPP Loans – Funding Is Gone: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds from the Small Business Administration dry up before the lending program ends at the end of May. ChannelE2E’s ongoing PPPP updates continue.