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

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

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. Funding – Partner Relationship Management: Impartner has raised $50 million in funding. Brighton Park Capital led the round with participation from existing investors Savant Growth, Emergence and Golub Capital.

2. Partner Program – Network Security and Automation: EfficientIP, a provider of network security and automation solutions specializing in DDI (DNS-DHCP-IPAM), has launched its SmartPartner program. The effort includes a new category designed specifically for Service Providers as well as a Partner Delivery certification. On a related note, TD Synnex has agreed to distribute EfficientIP DDI and DNS Security solutions in North America.

3. Partner Program – Operational Technology and IoT Security: SCADAfence has launched the SCADAfence Alliance Partner Program. Strategic partners include Rapid7FujitsuCadreBarracudaCheck PointFortinetCybereasonOTD, and other leading partners.

4. Partner – Salesforce Cloud for Telecom: Enxoo, a Salesforce partner that develops telecom-specific digital transformation solutions, has been recognized by MEF as a level 1 Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) API solution provider.

5. Partnership – Automobile Technology: BlackBerry, Google and Qualcomm have partnered to integrate various software for  next-generation automotive cockpits, the three companies say. The effort involves BlackBerry’s QNX Hypervisor and VIRTIO-based reference, Android Automotive OS, and the Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit Platform.

6. Partnership – Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS): Theta Lake has deepened its partnership with RingCentral. The relationship, in turn, has deepened RingCentral’s partnerships with Global Service Providers (GSPs), including AT&T, Avaya Cloud Office, BT, and Telus as well as new security and compliance features, Theta Lake said.

7. Professional Services Automation (PSA) Software: FinancialForce has activated its Fall 2021 Release. New capabilities include Advanced Resource Management for the Professional Services Cloud. Customers gain a “more efficient staffing process” that delivers “higher margins and greater employee satisfaction,” the company said.

8. Executive Leadership – Data Protection: Arcserve has hired Rackspace and Samsung Ventures veteran Brannon Lacey as its CEO. Lacey succeeds Tom Signorello, who joined PlanSource as CEO in mid-2021.

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

  1. Sherweb Accelerate 2021 (October 18-20, Hollywood, Florida)
  2. Kaseya Connect IT Global 2021 (October 19-21, Las Vegas)
  3. MSP Sales Compensation Plans for 2022 (October 21, ChannelE2E Webcast)
  4. Acronis #CyberFit Summit 2021 (October 25-27, Miami, Florida and Virtual)
  5. hack_it 2021.2 from Huntress (October 25-27, Virtual)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
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