Innovation in IT requires vision -- vision to see where businesses are going rather than where they've been. And the winners and finalists in this year's CRN Tech Innovator Awards bring bold visions to the table for solution providers and their customers, in areas ranging from cloud to security to networking to mobile. This year's Tech Innovator Awards honor vendors in 28 categories, with the winners and finalists chosen from among 230 applicants.
Groundbreaking innovations from up-and-coming startups are present alongside bleeding-edge products from IT giants in the process of reinventing themselves. Cutting across all of the products is a belief in the power of technology to dramatically improve the way businesses are run in 2016 -- and beyond.
Being able to turn vision into reality is the crowning achievement of this year's Tech Innovator winners. Here's who has provided that spark this year.