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5 Channel Partner Updates: Monday 13 April 2020


Here are five (actually less today) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, April 13, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Hot Today

1. MSP Market Decline: The MSP market should brace for a 17 percent industry decline in Q2 2020, ISG research forecasts.

2. Top 24 IoT Service Providers: Here's the list, according to Avasant’s research.

3. PPP and Private Equity Warnings: Some private equity industry leaders and influencers -- including Aksia and well-known short seller Jim Chanos -- are urging PE firms and their portfolio companies to avoid PPP loans whenever possible -- in order to ensure the PPP dollars flow to small businesses that are truly in need.

4. Tech Startup Layoffs: Between March 11 and April 12, Layoff Tracker identified 231 tech startups reporting layoffs. A total of 19,830 individuals were laid off as of April 12, Forbes notes.

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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.