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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 17 March 2022

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, March 17, 2022. Sip up.

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

1. Datto Potentially for Sale?: That's the speculation.

2. Does Kaseya Own ConnectBooster?: That has been a consistent rumor since late 2021. Here's Kaseya's statement.

3. M&A Speculation: Airbus is interested in acquiring Atos — mainly because of the Atos cybersecurity business known as BDS, a report suggests.

4. Funding - SMB Security:  Todyl, a channel-friendly security company, has raised a $28 Million in series A funding led by Anthos Capital, with Tech Operators, Blu Ventures, and StoneMill Ventures participating. The Todyl Security platform spans endpoint security (EDR & NGAV), managed eXtended Detection and Response (MXDR) and SIEM capabilities.

5. IT Consulting - Accenture Quarterly Results: Accenture's revenue was $15 billion in Q2 of fiscal 2022, up 24 percent from the corresponding quarter last year. The global IT consulting company also increased its annual revenue forecast -- which represents a bullish signal for cloud-centric IT consulting firms, MSPs and MSSPs. Still, Accenture also expressed some revenue concerns amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

6. Distribution - Network Infrastructure Management: TD Synnex has agreed to distribute ZPE Systems Inc.'s Intel-based Gen 3 out-of-band serial consoles & modular services router gateways. The goal: Provide end-to-end automation for datacenter & branch edge deployments, the companies indicated.

7. Partner Program: Alteryx, an analytics automation company, has updated its partner program powering.

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

  1. IWCE 2022 (March 20-24, Las Vegas, Nevada)
  2. SolarWinds 2022 North America Partner Summit (March 22-24, Virtual)
  3. Aruba Atmosphere 2022 Conference (March 27-April 1, Las Vegas)
  4. Data Center World 2022 (March 28-March 31, Austin, Texas)
  5. TED 2022 (April 10-14, Vancouver, Canada)
  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.