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5 Channel Partner and MSP Updates: Monday 30 November 2020

Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, November 30, 2020. Sip up.

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A. What’s Happening Today

1. AWS Partner & MSP Updates: Track this live blog covering AWS re:Invent 2020 for ongoing cloud partner updates...

2. Talent - Datto Hires: The MSP-focused technology provider has hired Sophos and Akamai veterans to expand sales initiatives in EMEA and APAC, Datto has confirmed.

3. Talent - Private Equity: Vista Equity Partners President Brian N. Sheth resigned as president from the private equity firm. Relations between Sheth and CEO Robert F. Smith apparently became strained after Smith settled a tax probe with the Justice Department. Sheth's departure from Vista Equity, now confirmed, had been rumored for several weeks. Vista Equity is a well-known technology industry investor. The private equity firm owns stakes in Datto, Infoblox, Jamf, and LogicMonitor, among many others.

4. M&A - SugarCRM Going Direct?: SugarCRM has acquired two IT consulting firms in recent weeks. The acquisitions may suggest that SugarCRM plans to increasingly sell, service and support customers directly. The M&A deals involve Loaded Technologies, a business consulting, CRM strategy and cloud implementation services provider located in Sydney, Australia. Also, SugarCRM earlier this month acquired W-Systems of New Jersey. W-Systems was SugarCRM's North America Reseller of the Year in 2020.

5. Salesforce Acquiring Slack?: It's just a rumor for now...

6. RPA Trends 2021: Here's how robotic process automation (RPA) will evolve in 2021, according to WeAreBrain's Samantha Wolhuter.

7. Distribution - Cyber Defense Training: Ingram Micro has agreed to distribute Cloud Range to partners in Canada.

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

  1. Amazon AWS re:Invent 2020 Virtual (November 30-December 18)
  2. SAP TechEd 2020 (December 8-10)
  3. Citrix Summit 2021 (January 12-14)
  4. Subsurface Live Winter 2021 Data Lake Conference (January 27-28)
  5. Avaya Engage 2021 (February 7-10, Orlando)
  6. BonusChannelE2E’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.