Top Cloud Channel Trends for 2014 (Part 5 of 5)


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Here it is: the final installment of our Top Cloud Channel Trends for 2014. If you missed any of the previous four trends to watch for this year, here’s a quick recap:

1. Trend #1: More Smaller Cloud Service Providers Will Fail and Shut Down in 2014
2. Trend #2: The Hybrid IT Environment Will Become the New Norm
3. Trend #3: Cloud Services Sales Training Will Go Mainstream
4. Trend #4: Virtualization in the Cloud Will Accelerate in 2014

Renee Bergeron, VP Managed Services and Cloud Computing, Ingram Micro Renee Bergeron, VP Managed Services and Cloud Computing, Ingram Micro

Trend #5: The Addressable
Cloud 
Market is Expanding
In today’s fast-paced IT environment, it’s easy to forget the fact the cloud is still a relatively new opportunity for the channel. Just four years ago, Gartner’s research noted that 98% of all cloud revenue was between SMBs and cloud providers with only 2% benefitting the channel. Fast forward to 2013 and we saw 20% of cloud revenue going…

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