10. Cloud Rolls Along
The cloud was CRN's top channel story of 2011, so let's kick things off with cloud again for 2012.
Throughout this year, vendors of all shapes and sizes tried to mark their territory in the cloud. The resulting chaos could sometimes be confusing for solution providers, but the fact remains that cloud technology, including public, private and hybrid solutions, will continue to be a big part of the channel into next year and beyond.