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5 Channel Partner & MSP Market News Updates: 29 June 2023

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Happy Thursday! Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day on June 29, 2023.

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B. Today’s Technology and MSP Partner Program News

  1. BT and HPE Partner For Global Managed LAN Service: BT and HPE have partnered to offer a managed LAN service powered by HPE Aruba Networking. The companies say the offering will address the limitations of legacy LANs in supporting hybrid workers and IoT devices. The service combines BT's connectivity expertise with HPE's LAN solutions to enhance performance, flexibility, and security. It includes LAN audits, infrastructure modernization, and a centralized cloud-based dashboard for improved visibility and management.
  2. Critical Insight Announces New Partner Program: Cybersecurity-as-a-Service provider Critical Insight has announced its PartnerFirst Program, offering new features and enhancements to recognize and support the expertise of its partners. The program provides cybersecurity services, including a pricing structure for managed services providers, dedicated sales teams for partners, co-marketing opportunities, and an improved partner portal. The program aims to empower partners to grow their businesses and expand revenue opportunities, the company said.
  1. Stratascale and Apptio Join Forces for Rapid FinOps and GreenOps Services: IT services provider Stratascale, a subsidiary of SHI International, has partnered with Apptio to offer rapid and continuous FinOps and GreenOps services to Fortune 1000 clients. The collaboration's first solution is the Stratascale FinOps Accelerator, an eight-week service leveraging Apptio Cloudability to identify short-term paths to cloud savings and lay the foundation for lasting optimization. The partners also say they plan to launch a sustainability GreenOps solution for multi-cloud consumption later this year, aiming to help organizations manage cloud costs and drive digital innovation.
  2. ALSO Expands Cloud Expertise with Acquisition of Value Add Distributor Commaxx: ALSO Holding AG has announced the acquisition of Commaxx, a leading Value Add Distributor, to expand its expertise in the Cloud domain. The acquisition enables ALSO to enhance its Solutions and Cloud business, broaden its software vendor portfolio, and extend its customer base to System Integrators and Value Added Resellers. The transaction aligns with ALSO's growth strategy and commitment to recurring revenue streams, while bringing valuable expertise and strengthening its presence in Europe.
  3. U.S. Public Sector Embraces Private and Hybrid Clouds: Public-sector organizations in the U.S. are increasingly adopting private and hybrid clouds, driving the need for managed services and hosting, according to a report by Information Services Group (ISG). The report highlights the migration and modernization of legacy applications in response to changes caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to increased outsourcing engagements and the management of complex IT environments. Managed services providers are offering monitoring, control, and management capabilities to optimize operations, while managed hosting is sought for older core business software reaching its end of life.

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