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Five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday

Good morning, channel partners. Here are five technology news updates, insights, chatter, and plenty more to start your day for Thursday, March 23, 2017.

by David Weeks

Actually, there are 13 updates for VARs, managed services providers (MSPs), cloud services providers (CSPs), independent software vendors (ISVs), telco master agents and telco agents to sip on…

12. Application Performance Monitoring (APM): Splunk and New Relic have partnered to launch the Splunk App for New Relic. It’s available now as a preview release on Splunkbase. It gives developers, IT operations teams and MSPs “a comprehensive view into both application performance and infrastructure health with seamless sharing of data across both Splunk and New Relic platforms,” the companies claim. We’ll share more details soon.

13. Datto Hires CISO: Datto has hired Ryan Weeks as chief information security officer. Weeks will drive the company’s information security initiatives to ensure that the company’s products continuously meet the demanding challenges of Datto’s Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and their customers, the company said. He reports to CTO Robert Gibbons. Prior to joining Datto, Weeks was VP and associate director at FactSet Research Systems, where he managed the company’s information security program. We’ll share more thoughts soon.

11. Cloud Consulting Momentum: Accenture’s Q2 2017 net revenues were $8.3 billion, up 5 percent from Q2 2016. Keep an eye on the company’s continued M&A activity — especially in terms of ServiceNow-focused IT consulting firms.

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