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5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 23 April 2020

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Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, April 23, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Hot Today

1. Join Us Today - Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs — 2020 Edition: We’ll unveil the list and the research on a ChannelE2E webcast. Join us live this Thursday to see the results and ask your questions, or register and listen to the webcast sometime thereafter.

2. M&A - Data Centers: Colony Capital Inc. investment arm Digital Colony Management is expanding in Latin America with the purchase of data center assets from Brazil’s Grupo Folha, Bloomberg reports.

3. MSP VPN Monitoring: Auvik's network monitoring and management software now supports VPN (virtual private network) monitoring. The result: MSPs and IT teams now have a "an easier way to monitor, manage, and troubleshoot VPN capacity issues," Auvik says.

4. Cloud Distribution - Unified Communications: Pax8 has agreed to distribute Evolve IP's Teams with Enterprise Voice to MSPs across North America.

5. RPA and ITSM: UiPath now integrates with ServiceNow -- essentially blurring the line between robotic process automation (RPA) and IT service management (ITSM). Here are the potential implications for MSPs.

6. Partnership: Group and are partnering to promote new business communications service purpose-built for mobile professionals. The service provides businesses with the ability to secure a website address and phone number within minutes, the two firms say.

7. Giving Back: Amid the coronavirus pandemic, SkySync, an Ann Arbor-based software company, has pledged to purchase $25,000 in meals from local restaurants to feed the community over the next 25 days.

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.