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5 Channel Partner Updates: Monday 08 June 2020

Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, June 8, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. M&A Slowdown: The U.S. technology industry saw a 29.7 percent drop in overall deal activity during April 2020, when compared with the last 12-month average, according to GlobalData’s deals database. A total of 436 deals worth $4.52 billion were announced in April 2020, compared to the 12-month average of 620 deals.

2. MSP Branding: D2M has re-launch as an independent MSP division of DISYS.

3. Distribution - 3D Printing Materials: Synnex has agreed to distribute Lubrizol -- a powder thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) suitable for 3D printing -- particularly end-use applications that require skin contact.

4. Distribution - Web Application Security: Synnex has agreed to distribute Acunetix's automated web application security software.

5. Video Conferencing Security: Lifesize has launched end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for all group and point-to-point video conferencing calls.

B. Upcoming Technology Conferences

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.