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5 Channel Partner and MSP Updates: Thursday 29 October 2020

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Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, October 29, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. Funding – Telecom and Hosted VoIP: GeoLinks, which claims to be the fastest-growing telecommunications company in California, has secured a “significant” minority investment from a group led by Rock Mountain Capital (RMC). GeoLinks plans to use the funding for organic growth as well as acquisitions.

2. Earnings – IT Consulting & Services: Cognizant delivered stronger revenues and a stronger longer-term business outlook than previously expected.

3. Earnings – Big Tech: Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook all are scheduled to deliver earnings day.

4. Is XDR a New Idea?: Cisco weighs in here.

5. Cloud-based Data Protection: Metallic Backup-as-a-Service (BaaS) solutions, developed by Commvault, are now available across the EMEA region. The offerings include Metallic Office 365 Backup & Recovery, Metallic Endpoint Backup & Recovery and Metallic Core Backup & Recovery. Newly supported regions include the United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Sweden.

6. Government Contract: DLT Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tech Data and a government technology solutions aggregator, has earned the Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) contract by the U.S. Army’s Computer Hardware Enterprise Software and Solution (CHESS) office, in coordination with the Army Contracting Command-Rock Island (ACC-RI).

7. Distribution – Cloud Workspaces: Arrow Electronics has agreed to distribute IGEL.

8. Integration – UCaaS and Microsoft Teams: NetFortris, a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform, now integrates with Microsoft Teams.

B. Technology Conferences and Virtual Partner Events

  1. OpenText World 2020 (October 26-29)
  2. Cisco Partner Summit 2020 (October 28-29)
  3. Ingram Micro ONE 2020 (November 4-5)
  4. ConnectWise IT Nation Connect 2020 (November 10-12)
  5. Druva DxP: Cloud Data Protection Summit 2020 (November 17)
  6. BonusChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
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