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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 14 June 2021


Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, June 14, 2021. Sip up.

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  • Who We Serve: Content for managed services providers (MSPs), IT service providers (ITSPs), technology solutions providers (TSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT consulting firms, systems integrators, VARs, independent software vendors (ISVs), and any other partner acronym that further caffeinates our already stellar SEO.
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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. Microsoft Teams and IT Service Management (ITSM): Actionable Science Inc. has upgraded, a Microsoft Teams-based conversational service desk and knowledge automation platform for IT and human resources (HR) departments, as well as other employee-facing functions.

2. M&A Advisor - ServiceNow Partners: Tequity served as the exclusive financial advisor to SuMO IT Solutions for SuMO's recent sale to EY Canada. Tequity is perhaps best known for advising on Salesforce partner mergers and acquisitions.

3. Funding - Cybersecurity Training: Immersive Labs has raised $75 million in Series C funding led by new investors Insight Partners alongside Menlo VenturesCiti Ventures and existing investor Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

4. Funding - Security Startups: Recorded Future, owned by venture capital firm Insight Partners, has launched the The Intelligence Fund. The $20 million fund will focus on seed and Series A investments in startups that are building novel intelligence data sets, collection platforms, and applications.

5. Security Consultant Faces Criminal Charges: The case involves network security company Securolytics allegedly launching a cyberattack against a hospital in Georgia, the Associated Press reports.

6. Google Workspace SaaS Suite: Google Workspace, formerly Google Apps, has been updated to better serve all types of users -- from enterprise customers to consumers, the search giant says.

B. Channel Partner Summits, MSP Conferences and Virtual Events Calendar

  1. Zscaler Zenith Live 2021 (June 15-17, Virtual)
  2. UiPath DevCon 2021 (June 15-16, Virtual)
  3. ConnectWise IT Nation Secure (June 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  4. HPE Discover 2021 (June 22-24, Virtual)
  5. Microsoft Inspire 2021 (July 14-15, Virtual)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here
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.