Partnerships are the lifeblood of the tech industry, helping propel vendors with cool technology into new markets and getting their wares in front of a larger audience. And they often enable vendors with complementary product portfolios to deliver more comprehensive solutions to customers.
Usually, both companies in a partnership derive some benefit. Occasionally, those benefits are massive and game-changing. Other times partnerships start out with a head of steam, but then gradually fade from prominence, leaving industry watchers to wonder what that was all about, anyway?
CRN has been keeping an eye on the headlines in search of partnership news. Here, we separate the wheat from the chaff and examine 10 partnerships – some established, some new – which are continuing to have an impact on the solution provider landscape.
(For more on the "coolest" of 2016, check out "CRN's Tech Midyear In Review.")