Top 20 Tech and Channel Trends of 2009

  • By

    Lawrence Walsh

    | Posted 2010-01-04

Top 20 Tech and Channel Trends of 2009
2009: What a year it’s been! The channel has slogged through one of the worst economic periods in modern history. It has witnessed multiple technology disruptions. It has seen the rise of communities and collaboration. And it has marked numerous changes in employment, service delivery and customer relationship dynamics.

To close out the year that is 2009, Channel Insider reflects about the issues and trends of the last 12 months that had the greatest impact on the channel community and have set the stage for technology business for the next several years.

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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