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5 Channel Partner Program and MSP News Updates: 30 March 2022


Here are five (actually more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Sip up.

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

1. Startup - Buy Now, Pay Later for MSPs: Keep an eye on LendARR, a cloud platform that allows MSPs to "seamlessly invoice customers and offer flexible payments at the point of sale," the startup asserts. LendARR's platform supports point of sale financing for software subscriptions and implementation services, the company adds. As one MSP industry source puts it, LendARR "sounds like Affirm and Afterpay for MSPs."

2. Investment: Accenture Ventures has invested in Inrupt, an enterprise software company focused on personal data management.

3. Distribution - TD Synnex Business Forecast: TD Synnex expects adjusted revenue to grow 6 percent to 8 percent during fiscal 2022. Moreover, distributor expects to generate 6 percent to 7 percent compound annual revenue growth (CAGR) over the next three to four years, TD Synnex indicated during its 2022 Investor Day on March 29, 2022.

4. Talent - Government IT Consulting and Staffing: The Goal Inc. has named Breanne Dunn as president.

5. Talent Gap - Artificial Intelligence: Intel and Arizona’s Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) announced a new artificial intelligence (AI) incubator lab for students. The new AI incubator lab in Arizona, and the associate degree program it supports, is the first of its kind in the U.S., according to Intel and the college. The AI for Workforce program at Chandler Gilbert Community College currently has 200 students. Intel is striving to make the program available in all 50 states by 2023. The program arrives as Maricopa Community College teeters "on the edge of a fiscal cliff as enrollment continues to drop," according to an AZ Central report from February 2022.

6. Partnership - Cloud File Servers: Backblaze and CTERA have partnered to combines CTERA’s Enterprise File Services Platform on top of Backblaze's B2 object storage. The solution allows IT departments to "retire legacy file servers and NAS devices," the two companies said.

7. Partnership - Government Threat Detection and Response: immixGroup, the public sector practice of Arrow Electronics, has partnered with Axellio to promote threat detection and response solutions into the government sector.

8. Partnership - AWS Managed Cloud Firewall Service: Palo Alto Networks has unveiled a new Cloud NGFW for AWS—a fully managed Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) service.

9. Credit Union Automation: NYMBUS has introduced SMB Launch for Credit Unions, a "turn-key" technology platform for credit unions, the company said.

10. Free Remote Access Software: Banyan Security has introduced Team Edition, a no-cost version of the company’s Zero Trust Remote Access platform available for up to 20 users.

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

  1. TED 2022 (April 10-14, Vancouver, Canada)
  2. Robin Robins Boot Camp 2022 (April 19-22, Nashville, Tennessee)
  3. Dell Technologies World 2022 (May 2-5, Las Vegas)
  4. Fortinet Accelerate 2022 (May 10-13, Virtual)
  5. IBM Think 2022 (May 10-11)
  6. ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
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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.