Ingram Micro SMB 500: Cloud May Bend, but Won’t Break Distribution Model
ChannelNomics, March 17, 2014
Few new technologies come along in the channel that aren’t quickly followed with a prediction that it will sharply disrupt the traditional distributors, those middleman stalwarts of shipping who’ve been powering reseller business businesses since IT became a thing.
Rarely has that gloom been so pervasive as it is now with cloud computing. As usual, pundits and analysts see a transformative technology like the cloud as a sure harbinger of doom for the disties. Despite two years of that pervasive dismissal, the distributors appear fairly health, and the best one have made significant moves to solidify their services offerings to capture the cloud opportunity. Read more here.