Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, May 1, 2020. Sip up.
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A. What’s Hot Today
1. Datto CEO Tim Weller: How has the MSP-centric technology company pivoted its business, what's Weller's advice for MSPs -- and what's the latest plan for DattoCon 2020 Atlanta? Weller covers all that and more in this interview.
2. SolarWinds MSP Business Performance: SolarWinds CEO Kevin Thompson revealed these MSP market trends during the company's earnings call on April 30.
3. ServiceNow - Remote Deployments: Apparently, they're going very well.
4. Women in Technology - Compensation: Three female employees a Oracle scored a major victory in court, gaining the right to represent thousands of others in a gender-discrimination lawsuit over pay, a legal milestone that has eluded women at other tech titans, Bloomberg says.
5. Women in Technology - Azure Scholarships: Directions Training, a Microsoft Learning Partner. has awarded 50 WiT CloudPower Scholarships for Microsoft Azure Fundamentals Certification, valued at over $50,000.
6. Zendesk Financial Results: The IT service management and CRM software provider said:
- Revenue was $237.5 million in Q1 2020, up 31 percent from Q1 2019.
- Net loss was $42.7 million, slightly less than the $44.7 million net loss from Q1 2019.
The results generally exceeded Wall Street's expectations, but shares fell about 5 percent amid economic concerns and the potential impact on Zendesk's business, SeekingAlpha notes.
7. Managed Databases as a Service: OnX Canada, a cloud and application solution provider, has announced OnX Managed Database Services for Microsoft SQL Server; AWS RDS, Aurora and Dynamo; and Microsoft Azure running SQL Database, SQL Database Edge, Database for MySQL, and Database for PostgresSQL.
8. Carbonite and Webroot for Amazon Web Services: OpenText's portfolio of Information Management solutions will now be available as fully managed services on AWS. OpenText cloud-native applications already running on AWS include: Hightail, Covisint, Axcelerate, CatalystSecure, and the Carbonite and Webroot Cyber Resilience solutions.
10. Robotic Process Automation - Cloud Services: Automation Anywhere has enhanced IQ Bot's cloud capabilities to simplify deployments and improve use cases amid the coronavirus pandemic and Work From Home (WFH) trends.
11. Work From Home - Telecom Services: Telecom Italia (TIM) will keep just over half of its staff working from home when Italy’s biggest phone group begins a gradual reopening of its offices across Italy the week of May 4, Reuters reports.
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