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5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 22 July 2020


Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. RMM Software Threat Monitoring: Perch Security has launched threat monitoring services for MSPs that want to secure their RMM (remote monitoring and management) software.

2. Unicorn Funding - Data Center Chips: Keep an eye on Innovium, which just raised $170 million at a valuation of more than $1 billion.

3. Data Protection - Commvault Portfolio: Commvault's portfolio of products and services to manage data now includes Backup & Recovery, Disaster Recovery, Complete Data Protection and HyperScale X.

4. Data Protection - Cohesity and Rubrik Support: CloudBolt Software version 9.4 has surfaced. The new release introduces new features such as ServiceNow Configuration Management Database (CMDB) integration, new data protection choices for Cohesity and Rubrik, System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) and SELinux support, and improved user navigation, CloudBolt says.

5. Cloud Services - Life Sciences: Conexus Solutions has unveiled additional Veeva implementation services, and formed a Cloud Services business unit to  support commercial operations, analytics, and marketing services for small and mid-sized life sciences companies.

6. Work From Home - IT Services: Konica Minolta Business Solutions and its All Covered IT services division are promoting Remote Work and ‘Home Assurance’ to "equip organizations with the resources, security and processes required to enable a permanent remote workforce

7. Talent - IT Solutions Provider: Computer Design & Integration LLC has promoted Jason Kalvesmaki to executive VP of core sales. Kalvesmaki is responsible for increasing revenue and leading sales initiatives to support growth, national expansion, and deliver added value to customers.

8. Momentum - Network Virtualization: NSX Advanced Load Balancer. VMware’s standalone load balancing solution, has displaced more than 7,000 hardware-based load balancer, the company says.

9. MSP - AWS Cloud Migration: Rackspace Technology is assisting Aramex's migration to Amazon Web Services.

B. Channel Partner Programs and Strategic Alliances

1. Partnership - Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS): Atos and RingCentral have expanded their strategic partnership and launched a co-branded UCaaS solution called Unify Office (UO) by RingCentral. The Unify Office service becomes the exclusive UCaaS offering for the 40 million user installed base of the Atos Unify product family, the companies say.

2. Partnership - Government Data Protection: DLT Solutions, a government technology solutions aggregator owned by Tech Data, has agreed to distribute Cohesity to federal government partners.

3. Partnership - Security Awareness Training: OpenText and NINJIO are partnering to promote security awareness training for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and managed service providers (MSPs). The partnership enhances the Webroot Security Awareness Training with Hollywood-style videos that feature updated COVID-19 content. The content encourages "resilient behavior such as identifying phishing emails and malicious URLs," the companies say.   

4. Partnership - Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Part One: NICE and Minit have partnered to integrate Minit’s visual and interactive process maps and statistics with the AI-driven desktop analytics capabilities of NICE’s Automation Finder.

5. Partnership - Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Part Two: Reveal Group has been recognized as a UiPath Service Network (USN) partner -- the first to have achieved such status across multiple geographies, Reveal Group asserts.

6. Partner Program: Traction Guest, a provider of cloud-based enterprise visitor management systems (VMS), has unveiled its Traction Guest Catalyst Partner Program. The program supports ISVs, technology solutions vendors, value added resellers, security integrators, professional services providers and affiliates.

7. Partner Program: APC has launched an Opportunity Registration Program (ORP), which provides greater financial incentives for partners that proactively identify, develop and close new opportunities in strategic IT growth areas, the company says.

C. Upcoming Technology Conferences & Virtual Partner Events

  1. ASCII IT Success Summit 2020 Canada (July 22-23, Virtual Event)
  2. CompTIA ChannelCon 2020 (August 4-6, Virtual Conference)
  3. IoT World 2020 (August 11-13, Virtual Conference)
  4. Kaseya Connect IT Global 2020 (August 24-27, Virtual Conference)
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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.