Here are five (actually, more) technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Friday, January 29, 2021. Sip up.
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A. What’s Brewing Today: Technology News
1. M&A – Power Management: Eaton is acquiring Tripp Lite for $1.65 billion, which represents roughly 12 times Tripp Lite’s 2020 EBITDA and 11 times estimated 2021 EBITDA, the companies say.
2. M&A – Augmented Reality and IT Support: Xerox has acquired CareAR, an augmented reality support platform company that “provides real-time access to expertise for customers, employees, and field workers,” the buyer says.
3. MSP Software – Localization: NinjaRMM now supports 12 different languages, up from the previous four. The 12-language support spans all of the IT management software company’s products — including Ninja Data Protection and the latest NinjaRMM 5.0 platform update, the company says. The multi-language support reinforces NinjaRMM’s growing reach with MSPs and IT professionals worldwide…
4. IoT Connectivity Services: Comms365, a provider of 5G-ready IoT connectivity solutions, has launched an IoT-dedicated portfolio under a new brand, IoT- CaaS (IoT Connectivity as a Service). The effort combines multiple global IoT connectivity standards for UK and European IoT project deployments under a single service provision, Comms365 says.
6. Research – Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML): The majority of organizations globally lack the internal resources to support critical AI and ML initiatives, Rackspace Technology research finds. It’s a safe bet the multi-cloud MSP is ramping up its own AI and ML capabilities to fill in customers’ knowledge gaps…
B. Channel Partner Summits, MSP Conferences and Virtual Events Calendar
- Subsurface Live Winter 2021 Data Lake Conference (January 27-28)
- MSP Sales Strategies From Chris Wiser: ChannelE2E Webcast (February 25)
- Reinforce AI Conference Powered by Ericsson (March 3-5)
- ChannelE2E’s complete event calendar
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