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5 Channel Partner Updates: 1 May 2017

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, May 1, 2017.

Actually, there are nine updates for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents and telco agents to sip on. Take a look…

9. 5G Wireless Critics: The fallout continues. Major media outlets continue to criticize both AT&T and Verizon for making misleading statements about their next-generation 5G network rollout plans...

8. IPO - Big Data: Cloudera's IPO went better than expected, rising about 23 percent during the company's debut last week. Cloudera's valuation is still far below its funding round from more than a year ago. But the solid IPO potentially bodes well for big data software companies and rival MapR -- which is still privately held.

7. Google Goes to Cuba: Google has activated servers in Cuba, becoming the first foreign company with the ability to provide online content in the country, according to multiple news reports.

6. Big Phishing Trip: Employees from Facebook and Google were tricked into transferring $100m (£77.3m) in payments to a hacker's bank account overseas as part of a sophisticated email phishing scheme, International Business Times reported.

5. Change Management: Orca and Cherwell have partnered on a software integration that slashes code and configuration change response times by 50% or more, the companies claim.

4. Secure File Sharing: Earthling Security has launched Earthling ShareVault, a secure document sharing and collaboration platform. Users can deploy the system on Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure. Earthlink appears to be positioning itself as a secure, compliant-centric alternative to Box and Dropbox.

3. M&A - Apps & Outsourcing: App Solutions, a software development company, has acquired Grossum, a Kyiv-based IT outsourcing company. App Solutions’ strategic goal is to growing into a Top 10 IT outsourcing company in Ukraine.

2. Major IT Services Conference: Keep an eye on this week's Technology Services World 2017 (#TSW17) conference in San Diego. The conference is not open to the media. But we've got eyes and ears attached to feet on the show floor...

1. Also This Week: Major gatherings this week include HTG Q2 North America, Red Hat Summit 2017, and the Sales and Marketing Boot Camp hosted by Robin Robins. Check the ChannelE2E Technology Event Calendar for those gatherings and hundreds more...

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.