5 Channel Partner Program and MSP Market News Updates: 08 July 2022
Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, July 8, 2022. Sip up.
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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and MSP Partner Program News
1. Startups Under Pressure: The number of U.S. startups going public has slowed to a trickle and fresh funding for such companies has dropped sharply, adding to signs that venture-capital investors are confronting more challenging markets after a boom period, according to The Wall Street Journal.
2. Lawsuit – Data Center M&A: Two shareholders have filed separate lawsuits against data center company Switch — claiming the company did not properly disclose information about a proposed $11 billion acquisition by DigitalBridge and IFM Investors, according to Data Center Dynamics.
3. Funding – Cyber Insurance: Coalition has raised $250 million in Series F funding at a $5 billion valuation. Key investors included Allianz X, Valor Equity Partners and Kinetic Partners.
4. Apple macOS and AWS: Amazon has announced general availability of EC2 M1 Mac instances. We’re checking to see the potential implications for MSPs.
5. Executive Leadership – Cloud-Native Revenue Management: Optiva has hired Ericsson, Tait Communications and Aeris veteran Craig Clapper as VP of global managed services and support.
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