The Next Generation
The IT industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace with startup companies forever challenging established vendors with their "better mousetrap" products in security, cloud computing, big data, Internet of things and other technology areas. The challenge for solution providers is identifying the threats and the opportunities posed by the new technologies and possibly capitalize on them. That can mean increased need for technical, marketing, sales and financial assistance from the young IT vendors solution providers partner with.
The 2017 Partner Programs Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate IT vendors they work with or are considering working with. The guide is based on detailed applications vendors submitted outlining all aspects of their partner programs.
As part of the Partner Programs Guide, CRN designates some programs as 5-Star Partner Programs. Here we present the 5-Star designees among emerging vendors (founded in 2011 or later) for 2017.