Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, June 7, 2021. Sip up.
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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News
1. M&A - MSP Buyout Completed: Private equity firm KKR has completed the Ensono acquisition, which was announced in April 2021.
2. MSP Software - Data Protection: Datto has reintroduced Virtual SIRIS (vSIRIS) data protection software. The virtual appliance allows MSPs to run Datto's software on their own hardware. vSIRIS can be installed remotely and runs as a virtual machine (VM) in either VMware ESX or Microsoft Hyper-V, the company says.
3. Convicted - Hardware Warranty Fraud: Justin David May of Delaware has been sentenced to over seven years for defrauding Cisco Systems, Microsoft, Lenovo, and APC out of more than $3.5 million in computer hardware, the United States Department of Justice announced.
B. Channel Chiefs, Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances
1. MSP Software - Technology Alliances: N-able says more than 50 technology companies are now active within its Technology Alliance Program (TAP). Key members include Cisco Systems, Liongard, Sophos, Webroot and Zomentum, among others. It's a safe bet N-able will share more details about the program during Empower 2021, a virtual event set for this week.
3. Partnership: AT&T and Cisco Systems are promoting Cisco's Unified Communications Manager (UCMC) for enterprise users. AT&T and Cisco expect to offer as many as 1 million users the UCMC platform through sales of Webex Calling with AT&T – Enterprise over the next five years, the two companies say.
C. Channel Partner Summits, MSP Conferences and Virtual Events Calendar
- Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2021 (June 7-11, Virtual)
- Proofpoint Protect Americas 2012 (June 8-9, Virtual)
- Zscaler Zenith Live 2021 (June 15-17, Virtual)
- UiPath DevCon 2021 (June 15-16, Virtual)
- ConnectWise IT Nation Secure (June 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
- ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
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