In spite of uncertainty on many geo-political fronts, global IT spending is predicted to grow yet again in 2019, with digital business technology platforms (and digitalization) playing an increasingly large part.
Profitable platform-based business models are growing rapidly within the IT distribution industry, and whilst global enterprise distributors can build their own platforms, SME distributors are struggling to do the same.
From Facebook scandals to killer robots, there's no shortage of bad news and pessimism around the technology industry these days. At ChannelCenter however, we prefer to look on the
As the IT distribution industry undergoes various changes, a new software platform promises to shake things up further by integrating the sales, operations and financial functions of the various IT channel intermediaries, to the benefit of all parties.
Straightforward responses to some frequently asked questions regarding our
In our discussions with our customers regarding the ChannelCenter platform, we often hear some common responses put forward by distributors as they wrestle with what the platform does and the inherent operational advantages which it offers not only them, but their vendors and resellers as well.
Gartner’s report titled Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 identifies technologies which are just beginning to break out of an emerging state and stand to have substantial disruptive potential across industries.
The strategic tech trends identified, which fall under groupings for Intelligent, Digital and Mesh, are:
“Entrenching a digital innovation mindset in your company means you won't merely survive all the changes happening around you, but instead lay the foundation for a bright future.”
So writes Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, in his article titled "A survival strategy for the digital transformation", published on LinkedIn in January 2017. In it he makes an argument for the fact that the digital era is now firmly here - and that smaller companies have a lot to gain, whilst companies which used to be dominant but don't adapt accordingly, end up in a struggle to survive.