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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 22 February 2022

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Tuesday, February 22, 2022. Sip up.

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

1. MSPs Gather At NerdioCon: It's safe to expect MSP-related news from NerdioCon, which is under way in Cancun, Mexico.

2. Datto MSP Partner: Solve IT Solutions has achieved exclusive Blue Diamond partner status with Datto. That Datto Blue Diamond status represents the top 2 percent of the company’s partners worldwide.

3. Cisco Partner Program: Cisco ThousandEyes has moved to a pure channel partner sales model. Cisco acquired ThousandEyes in 2020.

4. Lawsuit Settlement - Video Conferencing: RingCentral and Zoom Video Communications have settled various litigation, eliminating potential technology hurdles facing mutual partners and customers that are seeking specific paths forward in the video conferencing market.

5. Intel Executive Leadership: Intel has named Christoph Schell as executive vice president and chief commercial officer to lead the sales, marketing and communications group (SMG), starting March 14. Schell will succeed Michelle Johnston Holthaus, who will take on a new role as general manager of Intel’s client computing group (CCG). The moves come as CEO Pat Gelsinger seeks to accelerate Intel's R&D while also improving supply chains worldwide.

6. M&A - Banking Software: SoFi Technologies is acquiring Technisys for $1.1 billion.

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

  1. Xchange Channel Partner and MSP Conference (February 27-March 1, Dallas, Texas)
  2. ChannelPro SMB Forum 2022: Northeast (March 8-9, New Jersey)
  3. HIMSS 2022 (March 14-18, Orlando, Florida)
  4. Global Telecom Data Exchange (March 17-18, Miami, Florida)
  5. IWCE Wireless Conference (March 21-24, Las Vegas, Nevada)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
  7. 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.