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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 24 September 2021

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Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, September 24, 2021. Sip up.

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  • Who We Serve: Content for managed services providers (MSPs), IT service providers (ITSPs), technology solutions providers (TSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT consulting firms, systems integrators, VARs, independent software vendors (ISVs), and any other partner acronym that further caffeinates our already stellar SEO.
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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News

1. Potential M&A - Robotic Process Automation (RPA) Software: Activist investor Coast Capital has changed tack and is prepared to back a possible private equity takeover of U.K. automation software maker Blue Prism Group, according to Bloomberg.

2. Managed Print Services: PC and printer giant HP Inc. is testing Managed Print Flex, a cloud-first Managed Print Service (MPS) subscription plan for channel partners and their end-customers. HP Managed Print Flex is currently being piloted with select resellers and customers in the US, UK and Germany. It is expected to become widely available in Spring 2022.

3. MSP Software & IT Automation: Redstor and Bocada are partnering to "provide MSPs with greater visibility over customer environments and increase their revenue opportunities," the two companies say.

4. Distribution - Security: Channel partners can purchase Zscaler security solutions directly from TD Synnex, the two companies say.

5. Partnership - Financial Services Cybersecurity: Cohere Cyber Secure and SecurityScorecard have partnered to help financial services organizations  continuously monitor and mitigate potential cyber threats, both on-premise and in the cloud, the companies say.

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

  1. VMware VMworld 2021 (October 5-7, Virtual)
  2. UiPath Forward IV 2021 (October 5-6, Las Vegas)
  3. Google Cloud Next 2021 (October 12-14, Virtual)
  4. Sherweb Accelerate 2021 (October 18-20, Hollywood, Florida)
  5. Kaseya Connect IT Global 2021 (October 19-21, Las Vegas)
  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.