Greetings and salutations. Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, October 21, 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. MSP Software - Payment Automation: Gozynta Mobius has launched a white-labeled payments solution called Gozynta Payments. The solution allows MSPs to collect payment by ACH or credit card. End-customer communications feature the MSP's own domain name and branding. Gozynta has been syncing financial data from ConnectWise Manage to QuickBooks Online for roughly a decade and is used by 1,000 MSPs, the software company says.

4. IT Services - Financial Services Market: Ernst & Young has launched EY Nexus, a "cloud based business transformation platform" for financial services clientele.

5. IT Services - Executive Leadership: Wipro has promoted Suzanne Dann to CEO of the Wipro Americas 2 Strategic Market Unit, effective immediately.

6. Integration - Digital Signage Management: Skykit now integrates with New Relic Instant Observability. The integration drives "secure efficiencies in how companies communicate key data with employees through digital signage," Skykit said.

7. AWS Partner: Hexaware Technologies has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Migration Competency status, the IT services company said.

8. Falling Valuation - Another Warning Signal: Databricks trimmed its internal share price in October 2022, The Information reported. The move cut Databricks' implied valuation to $31 billion, about 7% lower than at the same time last year, the report said.

9. Conflicts of Interest - SolarWinds Board: Three SolarWinds board members resigned because of conflicts of interest involving rival software companies. The resignations arrived amid a conflict-of-interest crackdown from the U.S. Department of Justice.

B. Annual Channel Partner Conferences and MSP Summits