The 10 Biggest Channel Stories Of 2012


7. BYOD Is BMOC

More employees want to bring their own devices to work and more employers seem to be OK with that. It adds up to a big opportunity for solution provider to make sure the devices connect to corporate networks in a secure and reliable fashion. VARs spent much of 2012 learning how to integrate the sales, management and support of non-corporate-owned smartphones and tablets into their offerings.

Meanwhile, Apple's iPhone, iPad and new iPad Mini continue to dominate the space, but a slew of devices touting Google's Android and Microsoft's Windows 8 are also vying for market share among solution providers.