Many resellers offer a low number of cloud subscription services, meaning they're missing a trick in terms of cross-sell opportunities and deepening their customer relationships.
Vendors are restructuring their business and channel models to focus on software, cloud and annuity income, causing legacy hardware resellers angst in their business operations. Distribution platforms can help.
When a business like Microsoft describes digital transformation as a $4.5 trillion market opportunity, it's time to start paying attention.
A recent survey-based report by the Global Technology Distribution Council (GTDC) reveals that distributors are optimistic about the year ahead, and are forging inroads into new technology markets via updated services and solutions.
As the IT distribution industry undergoes various changes, a new software platform promises to shake things up further by integrating the sales, operations and financial functions of the various IT channel intermediaries, to the benefit of all parties.
A brief roundup of the latest cloud news from the tech industry.
Worldwide IaaS Public Cloud Services Market Grew 31% in 2016
Gartner has revealed that the worldwide IaaS public cloud market totalled $22.1 billion in 2016, up from $16.8 billion in 20151. Amazon was the No. 1 vendor in the IaaS market in 2016, followed by Microsoft and Alibaba.
Industry cloud programs like Microsoft’s CSP have rapidly gained in popularity over the last few years. For channel partners, this means potential
Cloud has swept the IT industry to the point of ubiquity. And the cloud growth statistics once so startling in their scope and growth rates, have lost their shock and awe factor as the technology has become increasingly everyday in its scope and function.
With cloud dominating many IT conversations these days (although that's rapidly being superseded by IoT, and of late AI), you may have encountered the phrase 'cloud services brokerage', or 'CSB' on more than one occasion.
As a brief refresher for those who are unacquainted with CSBs, these usually take the form of third-party companies which add value to cloud services on behalf of cloud service consumers, a role which has taken on major importance as the market has shifted almost wholesale to cloud.
Gartner is one of the world's most respected technology research companies, and is at the forefront of predictions and trends happening across the global business environment.
So it's interesting to note that on their homepage they have a list of 'Trending Topics'; with Gartner being at the forefront of tech research, it's natural to assume that these are some of the hottest topics in the business and technology industry at the moment.
As many people within the technology scene will know, where a data center is hosted impacts upon the speed of the website for users from different locations of the globe. Since data transfers are constrained by the laws of physics, the distance that the data must travel is important when calculating data transfer speeds.
365datacenters.com puts it clearly: "While advances in networking technology have allowed data centers to use more efficient high-traffic routers and fiber optic cables, the reality is that data packets are still constrained by the speed of light (or worse, the speed of electricity for those that use copper cables), making distance a significant factor for ultimately determining data transfer speeds."