The Year Ahead
2018 promises to be an eventful year for the networking space. Software-defined technologies like software-defined wide-area networking are coming into their own, presenting vendors and solution providers with tremendous opportunity to book healthy recurring revenue while seeing greater sales volumes in stickier accounts.
Changes in the business will also require old-guard vendors to adapt not only their product and services strategy, but their management team in order to efficiently and effectively seize the opportunity the swiftly changed market presents.
The networking space, especially network security, will also see changes as the Internet of Things, virtual reality and augmented reality become more prominent components of the market.