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5 Channel Partner & MSP News Updates for 17 May 2023

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Happy Wednesday. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day on May 17, 2023.

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Today’s Technology and MSP Partner Program News

  1. Updated channel program: Secure multi-cloud data management company Veritas Technologies has updated its partner program last month with enhanced rewards for cloud-based deals and a simplified transaction process, in addition to new training and accreditation programs. The changes are designed to accelerate partners’ transition to the cloud.
  2. Best Managed honors: MSP cloud marketplace company Pax8 has been selected as a 2023 U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal in a program that recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievement of their management teams. A panel of independent judges evaluated companies on their excellence in four key areas - strategy, ability to execute, corporate culture, and governance/financial performance. Out of these 500 U.S. applicants, only 56 companies from the U.S. were selected.
  3. AI for video conferencing: Zoom has invested in AI startup Anthropic and will incorporate the company’s technology into its video-conferencing platform. The collaboration calls for Anthropic’s Claude to be incorporated into its platform. Claude is a large language model that competes with Microsoft-backed OpenAI.
  4. New tech boss: Cloud security company Zscaler has appointed fomer Salesforce and Microsoft executive Syam Nair as its chief technology officer and executive vice president of research and development. Starting on May 24, Nair will drive R&D to expand  Zscaler’s Zero Trust Exchange platform, accelerate AI/ML innovations, and further scale the security cloud.
  5. Ransomware attack: Hybrid technology distributor ScanSource, Inc. has experienced a ransomware attack that has impacted some of its systems, the company reported. ScanSource is working closely with forensic and cybersecurity experts to investigate the extent of the incident, minimize disruption and mitigate the situation. ScanSource has also notified law enforcement authorities.

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Jessica C. Davis

Jessica C. Davis is editorial director of CyberRisk Alliance’s channel brands, MSSP Alert, MSSP Alert Live, and ChannelE2E. She has spent a career as a journalist and editor covering the intersection of business and technology including chips, software, the cloud, AI, and cybersecurity. She previously served as editor in chief of Channel Insider and later of MSP Mentor where she was one of the original editors running the MSP 501.