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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP Market News Update: 05 July 2022

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, July 5, 2022. Sip up.

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

1. ConnectWise Co-Founder to be Honored: ConnectWise co-founder and former CEO Arnie Bellini will be named TIECON Tampa Bay’s Super Entrepreneur of the Year as part of the September 8 TIETAN awards, according to a local report.

2. Startup Valuations Under Pressure: Startup founders say venture-capital investors are offering tougher terms as companies attempt to raise money amid economic uncertainty and a broad selloff in tech stocks, The Wall Street Journal reported.

3. M&A - No Deal: Capgemini has no plans to acquire Atos, according to Reuters. M&A speculation about Atos has heated up in recent weeks amid a surprise CEO change and a company plan to break itself up.

4. Microsoft 365 Cloud Backup for MSPs: Cove Data Protection for Microsoft 365, developed by N-able, has surpassed one million protected Microsoft 365 users. More than 4,600 N-able partners now leverage the service, which launched in December 2019. The service now protects more than 36,000 customer domains and over 1.2 million Exchange mailboxes, N-able indicated.

5. AWS Managed Services: Nearly 70% of organizations using AWS report they plan to become more reliant on cloud managed or professional services over the next 12 months, according to a report from 451 Research (part of S&P Market Intelligence) commissioned by Mission Cloud Services. The report surveyed 950 North American organizations using AWS.

6. Executive Leadership - Financial Services: NTT DATA UK&I, a global IT services provider, has appointed Andy Nelson as its new head of banking and financial markets, UK and Ireland.

7. Rebrand - IT Service Provider: TAS, an end-to-end technology solutions and services provider, will rebrand as experteq starting on September 1, 2022.

8. Metropolitan Cloud Services: Juniper Networks is evangelizing Cloud Metro – a "new category of solutions for service providers, optimized for metro transformation and sustainable business growth."

9. Protecting Veeam From Ransomware: Object First, an object storage backup storage appliance purpose-built for Veeam, has emerged from stealth mode. The company was launched by  Veeam co-founders Ratmir Timashev and Andrei Baronov. Object First helps midsize enterprise organizations to "ransomware-proof their backups by delivering effortless out-of-the-box immutability," the company indicated. Former Axcient CEO and Webroot veteran David Bennett is leading the business as CEO.

10. PC Shipment Forecast: Worldwide PC shipments are on pace to decline 9.5% in 2022, Gartner reported.

11. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Software Market Forecast: Fully 67% of respondents invested in RPA technology within the past year, and 81% of respondents plan to invest in RPA in the next year, a Robocorp survey found.

12. Salesforce Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Software: MuleSoft from Salesforce now supports more RPA capabilities to automate workflows.

13. Hadoop Migrations to Google Cloud: SADA, a Top 250 Cloud MSP focused on Google Cloud, has introduced POWERSTART Hadoop Migration Assessment services.

14. Cloud ERP Partner Program: A new Oracle NetSuite Program rewards customers and community members for peer referrals.

15.  Zoom Phone Provider Exchange: The service is now available in over 70 countries.

16. Monitoring and Observability - Partner Program: New Relic Partner Stack, an enhanced program, has launched to expand New Relic’s commitment to cloud providers, channel partners, managed service providers, and technology partners, the company said.

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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.