No. 8: Google
Google is a relative new-comer when it comes to the channel but has undeniable brand strength. The company has begun to court the channel with new partner rankings and a plethora of cloud services including Google drive, Gmail, Google Docs, and even hardware with the Chromebook. This year Google bought Motorola Mobility to help beef up their presence in the mobile market. Its Android devices and the droid app marketplace has seen some significant growth and today Google has more than 3,000 partners worldwide.