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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 15 October 2021

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Here five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, October 15, 2021. Sip up.

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. MSPs - IBM's Kyndryl Spin-Out: Kyndryl, the managed infrastructure services spin-out of IBM, will host an investor day on October 19. The big question: What is Kyndryl's strategy to drive its own managed IT services growth once the company is a standalone business?

2. Investments - Data Centers: Digital Realty is investing in AtlasEdge Data Centres, a European edge data center provider.  Also, Digital Realty EVP Giuliano Di Vitantonio will become CEO of AtlasEdge in January 2022. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.

3. Partner Program - Security Investigation Software: Query.AI has launched the Query.AI Partner Alliance Program. The program is designed to "help more enterprises access, investigate, and respond to cyber threats across cloud, third-party SaaS, and on-prem ecosystems," Query.AI said.

4. Distribution - Zero Trust Security: TD Synnex has agreed to distribute Elisity's software for identity and behavior-based enterprise cybersecurity.

5. Research - Phishing Techniques: The top five most common phishing lures were related to business transactions such as “order”, “payment”, “new”, “quotation” and “request,” according to HP Wolf Security research.

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
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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.