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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 16 December 2021

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, December 16, 2021. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and Partner Program News

1. Accenture Quarterly Results: The global IT consulting firm announced Q1 results for fiscal 2022. Key metrics include:

  • Revenue of $15 billion, up 27% from Q1 of fiscal 2021.
  • Net income of $1.8 billion, up 12% from Q1 of fiscal 2021.

Accenture CEO Julie Sweet pointed to momentum across the digital, cloud and security fronts. The company added 50,000 people to its workforce during the quarter, and now employees 674,000 people. The new additions include organic hires as well as employees who joined through numerous Accenture acquisitions.

2. Distribution - India: Tech Data India partners can now purchase security solutions and services via the Zscaler Zero Trust Exchange platform.

3. Partnership - Identity and Access Management (IAM): ITC Secure and Condatis have partnered to focus on managed IAM security services.

4. Partner Program - File-based Security: Glasswall has launched a Premier Partner Program for distributors, value-added resellers (VARs), managed service providers (MSPs) and system integrators (SIs).

5. Funding - Cloud SQL Databases: Cockroach Labs has raised $278 million in Series F funding at a $5 billion valuation. The investment round was led by Greenoaks with participation from Altimeter, BOND, Benchmark, Coatue, FirstMark, GV, Index Ventures, J.P. Morgan, Lone Pine Capital, Redpoint Ventures, and Tiger Global.

6. AI Facial Recognition and Privacy: France's data privacy watchdog CNIL has ordered Clearview AI, a facial recognition company that has collected 10 billion images worldwide, to stop amassing and using data from people based in the country, according to Reuters. See our complete AI and facial recognition privacy coverage here.

7. Splunk - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Splunk has released its 2021 Global Impact Report, which details the company’s approach to such issues as social impact; ethical and inclusive growth; data responsibility; and environmental sustainability. See ChannelE2E's complete DEI coverage here.

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

  1. Citrix Field Kickoff 2022 (January 18-20, Virtual)
  2. RSA Conference (February 7-10, San Francisco)
  3. Dynatrace Perform (February 7-11, Las Vegas)
  4. NerdioCon 2022 (February 21-23, Cancun, Mexico)
  5. MWC Barcelona 2022 (February 28-March 3, Barcelona, Spain)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. Add Your Annual Event To Our Calendar: Submit it here for consideration.
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.