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5 Channel Partner Updates: Monday 04 May 2020

Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, May 4, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Hot Today

1. How to Reopen Safely: Salesforce has launched – a set of new technology solutions and resources to help business and community leaders around the world reopen safely, re-skill employees and respond efficiently on the heels of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company says.

2. Research - Small Business Cybersecurity: Cisco shares details here.

3. Distribution - ARM Servers: Lifeboat Distribution has agreed to distribute Bamboo Systems' ARM-based service technology to North American partners.

4. Distribution - Mobility Management: Synnex has agreed to distribute WidePoint's Telecommunications Lifecycle Management, Identity Management and Digital Billing & Analytics solutions.

5. Private Equity - Telecom Services: Silver Lake is investing $747 million in India telecom services giant Jio Platforms. Facebook invested $5.7 billion several weeks ago.

6. Apollo Clawbacks: Apollo Global Management faces the prospect of having to hand back about $1 billion in earlier profits from several of its funds as its holdings were hit hard by the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Regina Leader-Post reports.

7. Apollo's Investment Focus: Apollo Global Management’s massive buyout fund has shifted its strategy to gain ownership of companies in distress during the coronavirus crisis, Institutional Investor reports. The private equity firm plans to raise $20 billion over the coming year, emphasizing credit strategies designed to take advantage of economic dislocation from the virus, the report says.

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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.