Channel technology trends 2017: Cloud, cybersecurity and automation
Channel partners can expect to see plenty of activity next year in cloud computing, multicloud in particular, as well as cybersecurity and IT automation.
When it comes to channel technology trends, 2017 seems likely to showcase some familiar developments -- with a few novel twists.
Interviews with industry executives and market analysts point to cloud computing, cybersecurity and IT automation ranking among the top trends channel partners will be dealing with next year. Although these technologies were vitally important in 2016, as well, their evolutionary trajectories will generate opportunities, and a fair amount of challenges, for partners in the coming months.
The following is an overview of technology trends and a discussion of the effects they'll have on the channel.