Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, May 26, 2022. Sip up.
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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and MSP Partner Program News
1. MSP Software - Patch management: Syncro -- a cloud-based PSA and RMM software provider -- has improved its OS Patch Management functionality to include the ability to:
- Block patches by KB;
- block patches globally or at individual policy levels;
- customize based on Severity or Category of KB with expanded capabilities – Allow, Reject, and now Defer; and
- take expanded look at information on Asset records.
2. Government MSP - Amazon Web Services: SMX has expanded its Cloud Assured Managed Services (CAMS) offering and now offers AWS GovCloud support.
3. ConnectWise Executive Appointments: ConnectWise has hired Office Depot veteran Todd Hale as CIO, and ACI Worldwide veteran Ciaran Chu as general manager of ConnectWise Control. The moves come a few months after ConnectWise reorganized around four business units that each have their own engineering and product management teams.
4. Partner Program - Endpoint Monitoring: Tanium has launched a Technology Partner Program. As part of the program, partners can leverage Tanium’s API -- which "provides access to real-time endpoint data spanning organizations’ entire IT infrastructure," in addition to Tanium products, documentation, support, technical validation, and co-marketing opportunities, the company said.
5. Partnership - Automation Software: Accenture and Laiye are partnering to "help companies in their digital transformation journey through the scaling up of AI-powered Intelligent Automation," the two firms said.
7. Quarterly Financial Results: The latest data points include:
- ePlus net sales were $451.5 million in Q4 of fiscal 2022, up 28.1% from the corresponding quarter last year. Also, net earnings rose 55.9% to $24.2 million.
- Lenovo posted its slowest quarterly growth in seven quarters amid microchip shortages, Reuters reported.
- Nutanix revenue was $403.7 million in Q3 of fiscal 2022, up 17% compared to the corresponding quarter last year. Net loss was $111.6 million, compared to a $123.6 million net loss in the corresponding quarter last year.
- Snowflake's Q1 of FY23 revenue was $422.4 million, up 85% compared to the corresponding quarter last year. The company had a net loss of $165.8 million for the quarter, which was smaller than a $203.2 million net loss in the corresponding quarter last year.
- Splunk total revenue was $674 million in Q1 of fiscal 2023, up 34% from the corresponding quarter last year.
8. Apple Employee Compensation Plans: Apple plans to boost pay for U.S. works by 10% or more amid a tight labor market, inflation and the spread of unionization efforts across its retail stores, Bloomberg reported.
B. Channel Partner Summits, MSP Conferences and Virtual Events Calendar
- ConnectWise IT Nation Secure 2022 (June 6-8, Orlando, Florida)
- RSA Conference 2022 (June 6-9, San Francisco)
- Extreme Networks Connect 2022 (June 6-9, Nashville, Tennessee)
- Cisco Live 2022 (June 12-16, Las Vegas)
- Kaseya Connect IT (June 20-23, Las Vegas)
- Our Conference: MSSP Alert Live 2022 (September 19-21, Washington, D.C.)
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