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5 Channel Partner Updates: Thursday 30 January 2020

Here are five (actually, a bit more…) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, January 30, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Hot Today

1. MSP Security Conference: Track our live coverage of PerchyCon 2020 — from Perch Security — here and here.

2. Arcserve, Multiple Cloud Backup Companies Up for Sale: Here are the details.

3. SAP on Microsoft Azure: Blue Chip Consulting Group, an IT consulting firm and Microsoft Managed Gold Partner, has launched SAP on Azure services.

4. Microsoft Earnings Results: Microsoft on Wednesday reported quarterly sales and profit that beat Wall Street expectations, driven by the first acceleration of Azure cloud computing revenue growth in eight quarters amid a pitched battle with Amazon Web Services, Reuters reports.

5. ServiceNow Earnings Results: ServiceNow’s Q4 financial results generally beat Wall Street’s expectations. Revenue grew 33 percent, and the company now has 892 customers that spend $1 million or more with the IT service management (ITSM) software provider.

6. Service Desk Twist: Sparkhound, an IT solutions provider that offers cloud services, custom applications, advanced analytics, and managed enterprise services, has unveiled a Pop-up Service Desk. The service applies a team of IT professionals to augment existing help desk staff with expert, 24-hour support services, Sparkhound says.

7. VMware Layoffs: VMware’s chief customer officer and four direct reports are leaving the company amid a restructuring and some targeted layoffs, Silicon Valley Business Journal reports. Still, VMware’s overall business remains in acquisition and organic growth mode.

B. Next Five Cybersecurity Conferences

  1. RSA Conference 2020 (February 24-28, San Francisco)
  2. Women in CyberSecurity (WiCys) Conference 2020 (March 12-14, Aurora, Colorado)
  3. OKTA Oktane 2020 Cybersecurity Conference (March 30-April 2, San Francisco, California)
  4. SANS 2020 Cybersecurity Training Conference (April 3-10, Orlando, Florida)
  5. VMware Carbon Black Connect 2020 (May 13-14, Chicago).
  6. Bonus: The complete MSSP Alert calendar
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