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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 04 February 2022

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, February 4, 2022. Sip up.

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

1. ServiceNow Invests In BigID: The ServiceNow move aligns with the company's privacy, security and governance initiatives....

2.  Desktop Backup for MSPs and SMBs: Unitrends, a Kaseya company, has launched  the ION Series of desktop backup appliances and a Cyber Assurance Program. The appliances support automated disaster recovery (DR) testing, immutable storage, AI-based ransomware detection and more, Unitrends stated.

3. Managed SAP Services: Lemongrass has inked a multi-year deal to migrate and manage Sarawak Energy's SAP systems on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

4. Patch Management: JumpCloud will launch Patch Management on its cloud directory platform sometime in Q1 2022.

5. Partnership - OpenText on Google Cloud: OpenText -- parent of AppRiver, Carbonite, Webroot and Zix -- is "deepening its strategic partnership" with Google Cloud by launching its OpenText Core Content as a service on Google Cloud. The result: Customers can deploy OpenText’s enterprise productivity suite on Google Cloud's platform.

6. Global IT Consulting - Pending Asset Sales: DXC Technologies plans to sell off non-growth business units that generate about $500 million in annual revenues. The asset sales are expected to fetch $500 million -- or a nominal valuation of 1X revenues, the company said during an earnings call this week.

B. Channel Partner Summits, MSP Conferences and Virtual Events Calendar

  1. Dynatrace Perform (February 7-11, Las Vegas)
  2. ASCII 2022 MSP Success Summit (February 16-17, Houston)
  3. NerdioCon 2022 (February 21-23, Cancun, Mexico)
  4. ThreatLocker Zero Trust World 2022 (February 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  5. Addigy Innovate Summit (February 22-23, Virtual)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.