10 Technology Predictions For The Channel For 2017


And Hybrid Cloud Solutions Will Be Front And Center

"Hybrid mode of delivery is here to stay for the near term," says Kevin Goodman, managing director and partner at Cleveland-based BlueBridge Networks – No. 459 on CRN's Solution Provider 500 list. Businesses will take advantage of the "many and varied ways" they can receive and procure technology solutions, including traditional colocation hosting, private and public cloud, and software-as-a-service.

"Those companies who continue to allow for change and innovation will differentiate themselves [by] – instead of rallying against particular platforms – embracing them, and leverage the channel to deliver those solutions," Goodman added.