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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP Market News Updates: 06 October 2022

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Greetings and salutations. Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, October 6, 2022. Sip up.

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

1. M&A - Stating the Obvious: Kaseya confirmed the long-rumored ConnectBooster acquisition.

2. Talent - MSP Software: Axcient Chief Revenue Officer Charlie Tomeo has been named an Atera advisory board member.

3. MSP Software Compliance - SaaS Security Software: Augmentt has introduced Augment Secure Premium, a SOC 2 Type 2 compliant offering that "enables MSPs to provide their clients with comprehensive cloud application and security monitoring and management for their Microsoft 365 environments," the company said.

4. Expanded Partnership - Kyndryl and Microsoft: The managed infrastructure provider and software company are taking steps to help customers migrate IBM mainframe data to Microsoft Azure. The strategy involves Kyndryl's multi-tenant zCloud expertise and associated data pipes connections. Ironically, the move may hurt former Kyndryl owner IBM, which has a large, entrenched mainframe business.

5. IT Management Software: Lenovo has unveiled XClarity One, an "open cloud software management platform" that combines TruScale Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Management-as-a-Service, and Smarter Support analytics into a "unified customer portal to simplify management from edge to cloud and provide greater agility," the company said.

6. Distribution - XDR: TD Synnex has agreed to distribute Cynet's extended detection and response (XDR) platform.

7. Certification Program: Datadog has launched a Datadog Certification Program to help developers further uplevel their observability skills.

8. Amazon Hiring Freeze: Amazon has paused hiring for corporate positions in its retail business, the latest sign that the world’s largest e-commerce company is adjusting its workforce to slowing online sales, Bloomberg reported.

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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.