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5 Channel Partner and MSP Updates: Thursday 08 October 2020

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, October 8, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Software Bots: Automation Anywhere has announced AARI (Automation Anywhere Robotic Interface) – a smart digital assistant "makes it easy for anyone to participate in the automation of day-to-day business tasks, through business friendly user interfaces," the company says. The AARI launch surfaces five months after Microsoft acquired Softomotive so that "anyone can build a bot to automate Windows-based tasks," Microsoft said at the time.

2. Funding - Cloud Infrastructure Management: Accurics, which develops software that enables "self-healing cloud native infrastructure," has raised $20 million across Seed and Series A financing rounds.  Intel Capital led the Series A, and ClearSky led the seed round.

3. Cloud Cost Management Tools: Sophos Cloud Optix now helps organizations to manage their cloud services costs across Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, the security company says.

4. Cloud Data Protection: Druva has introduced cloud-based, integrated backup and archive for network attached storage (NAS) systems, the company says.

5. Partner Program - Video Conferencing: Neat, a video conferencing company backed by Zoom, has launched a partner program.

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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.