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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 30 December 2021

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Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, December 30, 2021. Sip up.

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A. Today’s Technology, Channel Chief and Partner Program News

1. M&A - Supply Chain IT Services: NTT Data has acquired Chainalytics, a supply chain consulting and managed analytics service provider. See all NTT acquisitions listed here.

2. Exit - Intel Sells SDD Business: Intel has closed the sale of certain NAND and SSD businesses to Seoul-based SK hynix for $7 billion. The deal was announced in October 2020.

3. Google Cloud Customers: The Google Cloud business strategy includes investing heavily in companies at agree to run on its cloud platform, The Wall Street Journal notes. Examples include investing $1 billion in the futures-exchange company CME Group; $450 million in the home security provider ADT; and undisclosed sums in the Spanish-language media company Univision and the healthtech startup Tempus Labs, The Journal noted. All of those investment recipients have signed long-term cloud computing contracts with Google, the report added.

4. Microsoft Fixes False Log4j Positives: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint suffered some Log4j false positive reports, but Microsoft has updated the security software to correct the issue, VentureBeat reported.

5. Hackers Bypass Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Security: Here's how they do it, according to Palo Alto Networks and Stony Brook University.

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

  1. Citrix Field Kickoff 2022 (January 18-20, Virtual)
  2. Dynatrace Perform (February 7-11, Las Vegas)
  3. NerdioCon 2022 (February 21-23, Cancun, Mexico)
  4. ThreatLocker Zero Trust World 2022 (February 21-23, Orlando, Florida)
  5. MWC Barcelona 2022 (February 28-March 3, Barcelona, Spain)
  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.