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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP Market News Updates: 20 October 2022

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Greetings and salutations. Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, October 20, 2022. Sip up.

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

1. Survey – Top 250 Public Cloud MSPs: Participate here to earn potential honors. The survey is open to all MSPs worldwide. We’ll share results and honorees in Q4 of 2022.

2. Survey – Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs: Participate here to earn potential honors. The survey is open to all MSPs worldwide. We’ll share results and honorees in the first half of 2023.

3. M&A Trends - IT Services: Corporate Finance Associates offers this Q3 market analysis.

4. M&A Plan - IT Services: Auxilion is seeking to acquire a mid-tier IT service provider in the United Kingdom as part of a  £15 million business expansion plan, the MSP disclosed.

5. Integration - MSP Software: Addigy, the multi-tenant Apple device management platform, now integrates with Malwarebytes.

6. Cloud Monitoring Software: Datadog announced multiple cloud monitoring and IT management capabilities. They include:

7. Partnership - Cloud Migrations: HashiCorp and Intel are partnering to "accelerate migration to the cloud with HashiCorp Terraform, new operational efficiency optimizations for Intel Xeon-based platforms, and supporting services from Intel’s extensive global ecosystem," the two companies said. Also, HashiCorp announced a Partner Technical Competency Program for Systems Integrators (SIs) as a part of the company's existing HashiCorp Partner Network Program.

8. IBM Hybrid Cloud Momentum: IBM beat quarterly earnings estimates and said it expects to exceed full-year revenue growth targets as robust demand for the company's digital services helps cushion the blow from a strong dollar, Reuters reported. Overall revenue was $14.1 billion in Q3 of 2022, up 6 percent from the corresponding quarter last year.

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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.