5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 18 May 2021
Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, May 18, 2021. Sip up.
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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News
1. Talent – Managed Print Services: Canon Solutions America has promoted:
- Julie McMahon to senior vice president, marketing, sales operations and business development;
- Traci Spero to vice president of human resources;
- Steve Baratta to vice president of production print solutions service;
- Enrico Fiannaca to vice president of enterprise professional services;
- Richard “Rick” Ranft to vice president of enterprise managed services division national operations; and
- Anthony “Tony” Marino to vice president of legal.
2. Talent – SD-WANs: Aryaka has named Ian McEwan as the company’s new chief revenue officer (CRO). He previously was senior vice president and general manager for Aryaka EMEA.
3. Branding – IT Consulting: KSM Consulting, a data analytics and digital transformation consulting firm, has rebranded and is now known as Resultant. The new brand reflects the organization’s independence from former parent company Katz, Sapper & Miller.
4. Exit: Concentrix is selling its insurance third-party administration operations and software to private equity firms Abry Partners and Hoplon Capital.
B. Channel Chiefs, Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances
1. Partner Program – MSPs & VARs: ConnectWise has launched a partner program. The initial focus area is cybersecurity — with additional areas of focus to emerge later this year. ConnectWise Chief Revenue Officer Clint Maddox shares details here.
2. MSP Software – RMM and MDM Integration: Cortado Mobile Solutions, a mobile device management (MDM) software tool, now integrates with Kaseya VSA. The integration enables MSPs to offer MDM from within Kaseya VSA, the companies say.
3. Partner Program – Cloud Application Security: SafeGuard Cyber has launched Illuminate, a partner program focused on third-party cloud application security.
4. Channel Chief: Forcepoint has named Parag Patel as senior VP of global channel sales.
5. Distribution – Identity and Access Management (IAM): Synnex has agreed to distributed the CyberArk Identity Security portfolio of Privileged Access Management solutions to partners across the United States and Canada.
6. Security Management Dashboard: Avast has launched the Avast Business Hub, a security platform designed to streamline how Avast’s channel partners, MSSPs, and business customers manage their cybersecurity solutions.
C. Channel Partner Summits, MSP Conferences and Virtual Events Calendar
- RSA Conference 2021 (May 17-20, Virtual)
- Google I/O 2021 (May 18-20, Virtual)
- Rubrik Forward (May 18-20, Virtual)
- Blue Prism World 2021 (May 18-20, Virtual)
- Three Steps to Increase Your Company’s Value (May 20, ChannelE2E Webcast)
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