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There's always a lot happening in the cloud and managed services sector. Take this new quiz to see if you're up to speed on the latest regulatory, vendor relations and market development trends.

It's hard to keep up with the pace of channel news. There are acquisitions galore, channel program launches, new product debuts, and emerging market opportunities in the cloud and managed services space. We've put together a channel news quiz on recent developments -- just in case you've missed something. A test is just the thing to get one's mind focused.

This quiz installment covers a range of topics:

Service provider tools: Partners need automation to get the job done in the cloud and managed services arena.

Government regulations: It's always good to keep an eye on what's going on with rules, regs and compliance.

Vendor-partner relationships: There's plenty of activity here, with channel program announcements practically every day.

Channel enablement: Vendors are keen to get you selling.

Hardware: Servers and other devices remain a part of the channel business mix.

Disaster recovery as a service: The cloud comes to DR, opening channel opportunities.

Merger and acquisition activity: The service provider and vendor landscape is subject to frequent change.

And for added interest, we've thrown in some Norse mythology and/or Marvel Comics characters for good measure.

Scoring:

10 correct answers: Channel champion

7-9 correct answers: Channel maven

0-6 correct answers: Learning channel

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This was last published in April 2016

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