CRN has been in existence for almost 30 years, covering the evolution of the IT industry and channel and the players who make it all happen. This year, we are also turning our focus to the next generation of the channel -- what we call the Next-Gen 250.
All of the companies on our list have only been in business since 2000. Some have transformed their business to meet the demands of a changing market. Others didn't have the baggage of transitioning from hardware to services to recurring revenue and have been able to build a business on an entirely new model and leverage new technology platforms.
The channel is constantly evolving as existing models are being tested and new ones are created. This Next-Gen 250 list is a snapshot of solution providers who are zeroing in on lucrative and emerging technologies, among them cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, unified communications, business analytics and business intelligence.
A portion of the list is published here and focuses on those companies specializing in cloud, virtualization and mobility solutions. Others on the full Next-Gen 250 list offer one of those technologies or other emerging services. That list, including the certifications and verticals these solution providers serve, is available for purchase by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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