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5 Channel Partner Updates: November 10, 2016

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Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, November 10, 2016.

Actually, there are 10 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…

10. Distribution Partnership: PlumChoice and D&H Distributing are partnering on cloud, mobile and security enablement solutions for channel partners. Under terms of the relationship, PlumChoice will provide cloud enablement services for Microsoft Office 365 as well as Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) solutions.

9. Multi-Cloud Management: The multi-cloud management market will reach $3.4 billion in 2021, up from $939.3 million in 2016, according to MarketsandMarkets forecasts. This year the largest market is North America. The region has been actively switching to cloud services and has a high Internet penetration. Asia-Pacific, however, is forecasted to experience the greatest future growth, the researcher said.

8. Cloud Services Forecast: Forrester believes public cloud services are the biggest disruption in the tech market in the past 15 years. Indeed, the global public cloud services market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22% over the 2015-to-2020 period, the researcher asserts.

7. HP Inc.: One year since going independent, partners drive roughly 87 percent of HP Inc.'s revenues. Still, I suspect retailers represent a big chunk of that figure... The company sounds like it's set to announce quarterly results on Nov. 22.

6. Managed Print Services: Ingram Micro has launched Managed Print Complete (MPC), which allows channel partners to offer top-line single or multi-function printers, toner and an extended warranty for a fixed monthly subscription. The customer can refresh and renew the service at any time, or purchase the printer at the end of the subscription term, Ingram indicated.

5. Consulting Battle: Tata Sons, holding firm of India's $100-billion salt-to-software Tata conglomerate, launched a broadside on Thursday against its ousted chairman Cyrus Mistry, criticizing his performance and removing him as head of the group's flagship business, Reuters reported.

4. Trump and EU Privacy Shield: U.S. officials pledged their commitment to a trans-Atlantic data transfer pact that companies around the world depend on, as uncertainty grew over whether this would remain the case after Donald Trump’s stunning victory in the U.S. presidential election, Bloomberg reported. EU Privacy Shield seeks to safeguard data as it moves between European countries and the U.S. Many cloud services providers (CSPs) are embracing the agreement to comply with privacy mandates.

3. Rest of Today: We're blogging live from ConnectWise IT Nation right here.

2. Next Week: We're attending New Relic FutureStack 16 -- a conference focused on application performance monitoring (APM) and infrastructure management.

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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.