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5 Channel Partner and MSP Updates: Monday 23 November 2020

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

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. Small Businesses & Presidential Election: Small businesses overwhelmingly believe President Trump should concede the election and the  General Services Administration should give President-Elect Joe Biden full access to transition resources, according to survey results from Small Business for America's Future.

2. Compensation Inequality - Fined: DXC Technology has agreed to pay $650,000 to address compensation discrimination allegations. The allegations involved a company that pre-dates DXC's formation through M&A in 2017. Source: Virginia Business, November 20, 2020.

3. Distribution - Secure Data Management: Synnex Canada has agreed to distribute GlobeX Data's hosted secure data management and secure communications, the companies say.

4. IPO Valuation - Cloud Backup: Backblaze is seeking to hire investment banks for an initial public offering (IPO) in 2021 that could value the cloud storage and backup software provider at around $1 billion, Reuters reports.

5. Tech Employee Discrimination - Apology: IBM has apologized for firing computer pioneer Lynn Conway for being transgender. The apologize arrives 52 years after the computer giant fired Conway, Forbes reports.

6. 5G Wireless Network Services: Verizon now offers 5G wireless services in 57 U.S. cities. That figure will climb to 60 cities by the end of 2020, Verizon says.

B. Technology Conferences and Virtual Partner Events

  1. Amazon AWS re:Invent 2020 Virtual (November 30-December 18)
  2. SAP TechEd 2020 (December 8-10)
  3. Citrix Summit 2021 (January 12-14)
  4. Subsurface Live Winter 2021 Data Lake Conference (January 27-28)
  5. Avaya Engage 2021 (February 7-10, Orlando)
  6. BonusChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
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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.