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5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 04 December 2019

Here are five (actually, far more…) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

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A. What’s Hot Today

1. AWS Partner News: Track the latest AWS re:Invent 2019 conference news here.

2. M&A – Private Equity Buys MSP: Transom Capital Group, a mid-market private equity firm, has acquired Scantron, the education testing company that has evolved into an MSP.

3. M&A – Incident Detection and Response: CyberProof, a UST Global company, has acquired Necsia Cybersecurity, a security provider in Spain and security division of Necsia Group.

4. Data Protection – Business Momentum: Druva’s annual recurring revenue (ARR) has surpassed $100 million, and revenue has nearly tripled over the past three years, the cloud data protection company says. Still, the privately held unicorn did not disclose its profit/loss figures and competition with a range of data backup companies surely remains intense, ChannelE2E believes.

5. Business Expansion – IT Consulting: West Monroe Partners has signed a long-term lease in New York.  The firm plans to grow its local workforce five-fold by 2025, from 125 employees to 750. Wesst Monroe will focus on the region’s upper-mid-market and Fortune 1000 firms.

B. Partnerships and Strategic Alliances

1. Partner Program – Endpoint Security:  CyberMaxx has joined CrowdStrike’s Elevate Partner Program for endpoint protection and threat intelligence.

2. Talent: IoTSSA, the Internet of Things Security Services Association, has hired Vault America veteran Robin Miller as director of channel. Miller previously held channel- and MSP-related partner posts at N-able Technologies, Level Platforms and GMS Live Expert.

3. All Partner Programs: Search the comprehensive ChannelE2E Partner Program Database here. Also, submit your company information here and your partner program can be listed in the database.

C. Next Five Technology Conferences

  1. Markforged 3D Printer Global Partner Summit (Jan. 5-8, 2020, Savannah, Georgia)
  2. NRF 2020: Retail’s Big Show (January 12-14, New York)
  3. Citrix Summit 2020 (January 13-15, Orlando, Florida)
  4. Auvik Networks Frankly MSP Live (January 14-15, Santa Barbara, California)
  5. TruMethods Schnizzfest 2020 (January 19-21, Orlando, Florida)
  6. BonusChannelE2E’s complete event calendar

Got news to share for our morning update? Email me: Joe@AfterNines.com.

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