5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 17 June 2020

Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. M&A – IT Services: MDS Technologies, a cloud MSP focused on large public enterprises, has acquire Bristol IT Company, which provides IT services for the private SME market. HSBC UK funded the deal.

2. Private Equity Exits: They’ve plummeted, according to McKinsey research.

3. Diversity in Venture Capital: The National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) has launched Venture Forward, a non-profit to shape the future of venture capital.  Venture Forward will drive the human capital, culture, values — and ultimately promote a strong and inclusive community, the organization says.

4. MSPs – Microsoft Exchange Migrations: BitTitan has unveiled new Hybrid Exchange Management capabilities in its MigrationWiz tool. The capabilities help MSPs to simplify migrations between on-premises Exchange servers and Microsoft 365.

5. Windows Applications for Chrome Enterprise: Parallels and Google are partnering to bring full-featured Windows application support to Chrome Enterprise. Actual delivery is expected sometime this fall.

6. Partnership – Virtual Application Delivery: ASG Africa is ​delivering Cameyo on Microsoft Azure to customers across Africa and the Middle East. Cameyo is a virtual application delivery platform that delivers Windows and internal web applications to any device from the browser without the need for VPNs.

7. Distribution – Cisco Systems: D&H Distributing has added Cisco Systems solutions to the distributor’s Cloud Marketplace. The offerings include Cisco Webex for collaboration; Umbrella layered security solutions; and Stealthwatch cloud-based network visibility and threat detection solutions.

8. Partner Program: Stratus Technologies has unveiled a new Partner Program for Edge Computing solutions.

9. Cloud-Managed Networking: CommScope has announced RUCKUS Cloud, a cloud-based network management for MSPs to maintain wired and wireless networks.

10. Oracle Financial Results: Details are here.

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