With news of Ingram Micro's plans to become part of China-based HNA Group comes speculation over what it means to the industry, government contracts serviced via Ingram, and to the distribution business as a whole.
The Strategic Service Provider model represents solution providers who become strategic partners to customers by recommending and implementing everything from communication providers to which application, platform and hardware providers to depend on.
The latest move to sell the Surface Pro through HP and Dell Direct sales teams, and the lack of communication from Microsoft, has left the channel wondering just what the big secret is when it comes Microsoft and its tablet?
The move to cloud-based computing is rapidly becoming a reality for businesses in all markets, opening the door for startups and leaving hardware-infrastructure-focused vendors without clear cloud strategies in the dust. So what does this all mean for the channel in the future of cloud computing?