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5 Channel Partner and MSP News Updates: 19 November 2021

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, November 19, 2021. Sip up.

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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. Free Cloud Training: Amazon's updated strategy is here.

2. Microsoft 365 Security Audits: Netwrix has released StealthAUDIT 11.5, which includes expanded data discovery and permissions reporting capabilities for cloud databases and extends data governance for Microsoft 365, the company said.

3. Funding - Apple Device Management: Kandji has raised $100 million in Series C funding. Tiger Global led the round with participation from Definition, Frontline Ventures, and existing investors First Round Capital, Greycroft, Felicis Ventures, The Spruce House Partnership, B Capital Group, SVB Capital, and Okta Ventures.

4. Partnership - Channel Experience: Product experience management (PXM) Akeneo and marketplace syndication company ChannelEngine have partnered to "provide a scalable and flexible solution for brands, retailers and distributors to unlock growth opportunities from global marketplaces and 200+ sales channels while ensuring consistently engaging product experiences across all customer touchpoints." Um, anyone care to explain that previous sentence to me?

5. Partner Program - CPA Staffing: Futuris Company has launched a CPA Partner Program to support midsized and larger CPA firms in the United States.

6. Riverbed Files for Prepackaged Bankruptcy: Riverbed Technology has "voluntarily commenced Chapter 11 cases" to implement its “prepackaged” financial restructuring plan. Those are fancy words for a planned bankruptcy and expected business recovery. Riverbed's goals are to reduce the company’s debt by more than $1 billion, and to gain an additional $35 million cash infusion.

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

  1. Amazon AWS re:Invent (November 29-December 3, Las Vegas)
  2. SecurityWeekly Unlocked (December 5-8, Orlando, Florida)
  3. Avaya Engage (December 12-16, Orlando, Florida)
  4. Citrix Field Kickoff 2022 (January 10-12, Nashville, Tennessee)
  5. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  6. 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.