What does 2008 hold for the channel?

What does 2008 hold for the IT channel? Read about upcoming trends, the defining partner issues of the coming year and how the events of 2007 will affect you and your business in 2008.

Chances are you've already started the ball rolling on your 2008 business plans. But what does 2008 hold for the channel?
  • What are the upcoming trends?
  • What will be the defining partner issues of the coming year?
  • How will the events of 2007 affect you and your business in 2008?
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Whether your discipline includes networking, security, storage or systems, SearchITChannel.com has coverage on the forecasts and trends that service providers need to know about to have a successful -- and positive -- 2008. Resources include:

  • The best channel stories of the year

  • Migration and adaptation were the big stories in the channel this year, as traditional integrators, resellers and solution providers moved into managed services, Software as a Service (SaaS) and even reselling and integrating other people's services into solutions.

  • Top computer industry mergers and acquisitions of 2007

  • It would be an understatement to say that anyone might have expected what this past year brought to fruition. The editorial team at SearchITChannel.com looks back at 2007 and outlines the top computer-industry mergers and acquisitions and breaks down why channel pros like you should care. Review the events of 2007 so you can be prepared for 2008.

  • Big channel questions loom in 2008

  • What will be the defining partner issues of the coming year? Here's a completely unscientific take on what solution providers of all stripes should watch for. Find out the 10 issues you should keep an eye out for in the channel in 2008 with the Channel Marker blog at SearchITChannel.com.

  • Will the IT economy go south in 2008?

  • Recent study findings show that only 38% of IT decision makers plan to add more money to their IT budgets during the year. Find out what channel columnist Heather Clancy suggests you share with your clients to make sure they fall into that 38% with this Channel Marker blog update.

  • From sleepers to jeepers! Five trends that will sneak up on the high-tech channel in 2008

  • What trends do you foresee arising in the channel in 2008? While you may not be able to predict these trends, channel columnist Heather Clancy is giving it her best shot. Read this Channel Marker blog update to learn what five trends she believes will creep up on your business in 2008, and make sure you're ready for them.

  • Some storage trends that may shape solution providers' 2008 plans

  • As a storage channel pro, what should you be thinking about in 2008? Channel columnist Heather Clancy made some observations at last month's Storage Strategies Channel Seminar that she thinks may affect your storage channel business in the coming year. Find out what she has to say in the Channel Marker blog at SearchITChannel.com.

Start the new year off on the right foot with SearchITChannel.com!

This was first published in January 2008
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