7 Disruptive Forces that Threaten the Channel

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    Jessica Davis

    | Posted 2009-12-10
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Look at the IT world today and it's very different than it was 10 years ago. Cloud computing, hosted software, smartphones, the consumerization of IT, and a vastly different economy are all disruptive forces that potentially threaten solution provider business models. But there's a silver lining to that disruptive cloud. Here are seven disruptive forces and the opportunities they represent.
Look at the IT world today and it's very different than it was 10 years ago. Cloud computing, hosted software, smartphones, the consumerization of IT, and a vastly different economy are all disruptive forces that potentially threaten solution provider business models. But there's a silver lining to that disruptive cloud. Here are seven disruptive forces and the opportunities they represent.
 
 
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com
 
 
 

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