5 Channel Partner Updates: Wednesday 16 January 2019

Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Actually, there are 24 timely updates designed for managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), IT consulting firms, systems integrators, VARs, independent software vendors (ISVs), and telco agents to sip on. 24. Xerox Consulting: Xerox has rebranded its Global Imaging Systems business as Xerox Business Solutions. 23. Distribution - Identity Management: Ingram Micro has agreed to distribute OneLogin, a Unified Access Management platform. 22. Partner Program - Unified Communications: Avaya has expanded its A.I.Connect ecosystem with new partners and partner offers, including an increased focus on incorporating new Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities into its Unified Communications (UC) solutions, the company says. 21. Partner Program - Milestones: Agiloft, which develops agile business process software, grew revenues 40 percent, channel sales 200 percent, and employee headcount more than 30 percent in 2018. Key partners joining the program include Sequent, Nous Infosystems and Timmut Connect. 20. Partnership - Commvault & Cisco: Commvault has bolstered its backup and disaster recovery (BDR) technology for Cisco's hyperconverged infrastructure. 19. Cisco Partner Incentive Strategy: Details are here. 18. Google Android Enterprise Mobility Management: Google is lining up enterprise mobility management (EMM) partners to support Android devices in business. Key partners include IBM MaaS360, MobileIron, and VMware Workspace ONE. 17. Talent - Security Software: Former McAfee Channel Chief Gavin Struthers has joined Sophos as regional VP in Asia Pacific-Japan, 16. Talent - Network Services: Altice USA has named Matt Grover EVP and Head of Altice Business Services, the company’s commercial services division. He reports to Altice USA Co-President and CEO Hakim Boubazine. PS: I've known Grover for more than a decade. Our kids played lacrosse together. 15. Talent: Alan Brotman has joined Ripcord, a robotic digitization company, as VP of channels and alliances. He previously ran a consulting firm, and also held key posts at Iron Mountain. Roughly 60 percent of Ripcord's sales involved partners in 2018. 14. Talent - Networks: Blue Planet Networks, a carrier-grade Internet connectivity provider, has hired Steve Corfe as its CEO. He previously led the Network Solutions Product Development team at NTT Europe. 13. Talent - Video-based Security: Pro-Vigil has named Mark Matlock as its VP of indirect channel revenue. 12. Talent - MSPs: LogicMonitor veteran David Powell is joining Corsica Technologies as chief revenue officer. Corsica is a private equity-backed MSP. 11. Talent - Venture Capital: Datto founder and former CEO Austin McChord is now a partner at General Catalyst. Continue to page two of two for the captivating conclusion of today's blog. Welcome to page two of two. Here are items 10 to 1 for your reading pleasure. 10. Remote Monitoring - IoT: The market for IoT remote monitoring and management will have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 31.5 percent from 2017 to 2025, according to Transparency Market Research. 9. Remote Monitoring - Containers: LogicMonitor has launched Kubernetes container monitoring and LM Service Insight. 8. VC Money: Venture capitalists poured a record $138 billion into U.S. startups last year, the most since 2000, Barron's reports. The data comes from EY. Also, global venture capital investment rose to a record $255 billion in 2018, according to the KPMG Enterprise Venture Pulse report, Advisor's Edge says. 7. Private Equity - Telecom: Bluebird Network, a Midwest telecommunications company, is being acquired by Macquarie Infrastructure Partners (“MIP”) for an undisclosed amount. MIP is a long-term infrastructure investment fund that is managed by the Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (“MIRA”) division of Macquarie Group. 6. M&A - Mentoring Software: MentorcliQ has acquired TERP Associates... 5. M&A - Legal IT Services: Trustpoint.One, an eDiscovery and legal solutions provider, has acquired Kelly Legal Managed Services (KLMS). Trustpoint also acquired Alderson Court Reporting and Confluent Translations in recent weeks... 4. M&A - MSPs: Nucleus Networks has acquired Vancouver-based The Tech Valet (TTV Support Inc.). This acquisition includes a team of experienced IT professionals who are joining Nucleus, a portfolio of new clients across a variety of industries, and an office in Calgary, the companies say. 3. Government Shutdown & Small Businesses: The partial U.S. federal government shutdown is blocking nearly $200 million in small business loans per day, Inc. reports. 2. Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs: Participate in our survey here and your company could be honored among the world’s Top 100 Vertical Market MSPs. 1. How Much Is Your Business Worth?: Find out during our next ChannelE2E webcast
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.