Targeting Recession-Resistant Services

By Lawrence Walsh  |  Posted 2008-12-10

Businesses across the country are tightening their fiscal belts as the recession takes root. While IT is not immune to budget cuts, several value-added services are showing signs of being recession-proof. Channel Insider vice president Larry Walsh and OnForce CEO Peter Cannone break down the technologies, services and metropolitan markets that will carry solution providers through the rocky economy.

Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.

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