Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, November 10, 2022. Sip up.
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1. Live Blog – ConnectWise IT Nation Connect 2022 News: Find our coverage here.
2. Partnership - Distribution and 5G Services: Ingram Micro and T-Mobile have partnered to promote “SIM to Cloud Solutions” with the IT channel. The relationship's top two goals:
- Further educate the market on the benefits of 5G and secure connectivity.
- Speed the adoption of industry-aligned 5G solutions at scale by simplifying the sales cycle for the IT channel and their customers.
5. ConnectWise and Arrow ECS: A partnership between the MSP software provider and distributor surfaced yesterday. In some ways, I think it counters the Ingram Micro Cloud Blue business. In other ways, I wonder if something bigger is brewing between Arrow ECS and ConnectWise. Among the factoids to keep in mind: Arrow has a market cap of $6.54 billion. And private equity firm Thoma Bravo has owned ConnectWise since 2019. I suspect Thoma Bravo may explore a potential ConnectWise sale in 2023. And ConnectWise earlier in its history explored potential M&A with distributors... ...
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- Amazon AWS re:Invent 2022 (November 28-December 2, Las Vegas)
- Marketopia GrowCon 2022 (December 12-14, Florida)
- Palo Alto Networks Ignite22 (December 12-15, Las Vegas)
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