Living On The (Leading) Edge
Cloud computing, software-defined networking, containers, advanced cybersecurity and the Internet of things: These are the technologies that are altering the IT industry and re-defining how businesses implement and use information technology. Because many businesses rely on their IT solution providers to help make the jump to these new technologies, the channel itself is undergoing sweeping changes.
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.