Fueled By Newer Technology: CRN's Next-Gen 250

(NOTE: This story was originally posted to CRN.com Nov. 7.)

Leading-Edge Solution Providers

New technologies - such as cloud computing, software-defined networking, containers, advanced cybersecurity and the Internet of Things - are altering the IT industry and redefining how businesses implement and use information technology. Those technologies have also led to sweeping changes in the channel since many businesses rely on their IT solution providers to help migrate to these new tools.

Some solution providers are ahead of the curve. The solution providers on CRN's annual Next Gen 250 list are selected through research, vendor and analyst interviews, and CRN editorial coverage. All of the companies on the non-ranked list were started in 2000 or later. Some are relatively new and were started to work with new-generation IT. Others have been around for a while and have successfully transformed themselves by adding new technologies, services and skills to their repertoire.

The following is a random sampling of the solution providers that make up this year's Next Gen 250 list. To purchase the complete list, contact Laurie Condon (LCondon@thechannelcompany.com) on the East Coast and Nora Uriarte (NUriarte@thechannelcompany.com) on the West Coast.