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5 Channel Partner Updates: 7 November 2016

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Monday, November 7, 2016.

Actually, there are 11 entries 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…

11. America Isn't Ready for a Cyberattack: Hmmm... You don't say...

10. Earnings to Watch: The following companies will likely release quarterly earnings results later today. Here's why you should care:

9. Small Business Retirement Savings: Of the small business owners ages 45 to 64, only 32 percent have saved at least $100,000 for retirement, according to BMO Wealth Management. We'll share more thoughts on this soon.

8. Network M&A: Communication Components Inc. has acquired BLINQ Networks. Hmmm....

7. Security M&A: BC Partners is buying Cryptzone, the latest M&A deal focused on the security sector.

6. Top KPIs for Local SEO: So, you're trying to search engine optimize your website and marketing efforts. Look at these KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to help shape your goals.

5. New Relic FutureStack: Where are MSPs heading next? We'll dig for answers next week at the New Relic FutureStack conference in San Francisco. The big themes: Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and cloud infrastructure monitoring...

4. Yes, Oracle Buys NetSuite: After much debate among shareholders, Oracle has won enough support to buy NetSuite for $9.3 billion. Oracle had threatened to walk away from the deal after Nov. 4. NetSuite shareholders ultimately tendered enough shares in time to keep the deal moving forward.

3. Microsoft Access Meets Office 365: Microsoft is adding the Access database to more Office 365 business plans.

2. Synnex Varnex: We're on hand for the Synnex Varnex show today in Las Vegas. The keynotes include updates from Lenovo, Dell EMC and HP Enterprise, among others. Stay tuned for more...

1. ConnectWise IT Nation: The annual gathering starts later this week but we've already kicked off some exclusive coverage. Find all of our ConnectWise IT Nation 2016 perspectives here.

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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.