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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP Market News Updates: 19 August 2022

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Greetings and salutations. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, August 19, 2022. Sip up.

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

1. Business Layoffs, Hiring Freezes -- and MSP Opportunities: Fully 50% of organizations plan to reduce headcount and 52% are planning hiring freezes, according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers survey results released on August 18. Read between the lines, and end-customers may lean on MSPs for even more talent-gap help.

2. Professional Services Automation (PSA) Software: nCloud Integrators, a Gainsight partner, has embraced Rocketlane for client onboarding and PSA capabilities.

3. MSP Software - Password Management: Nordpass has expanded its password management capabilities for MSP partners.

4. Partnership: OpenDrives and Zmanda plan to introduce a container-native enterprise backup and recovery (EBR) solution that is "highly performant, scalable, and cost-effective," the two companies asserted.

5. Software Asset Management (SAM): LicenseFortress has expanded its real-time monitoring of software license compliance to include Microsoft. LicenseFortress is an independent provider of SAM managed services for Oracle and VMware customers.

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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.