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Channel Happy Hour Episode 258: 2020 Channel Vision

Hello, welcome to Channel Happy Hour, Episode 258, recorded on January 9th, 2019. I’m Mike Vizard and today I’m with Frank Ohlhorst in person to make some predictions about the future of IT and the channel in the New Year.

Things We Talk About:

  • 20) Cybersecurity Cold War Turns Hot
  • 19) Internet Fragments
  • 18) More Channel Consolidation and Churn
  • 17) IoT Gets Real
  • 16) AI Becomes Practical
  • 15) Big Data Becomes a SQL Query Against Object Storage
  • 14) Everybody is the MSP Pool
  • 13) Distys Become Master VARs in the Cloud
  • 12) Rise of the CRO and the Decline of the Channel Chief
  • 11) 5G Drives Video Communications and AR/VR App Development
  • 10) DevOps Accelerates Rate of IT Adoption
  • 9) Monitoring Services for Microservices
  • 8) Kubernetes Goes Mainstream
  • 7) SD-WANs and Wireless Networks Converge
  • 6) Networking Becomes Truly Programmable
  • 5) Edge Computing Takes Off – Clouds Dissipate
  • 4) Batch Processing Gives Way to Real Time
  • 3) Applications Start to Disintegrate
  • 2) Speech Becomes the New UI
  • 1) Hybrid Cloud Control Plane War Is On

And that’s a wrap. Thank you for listening to our show.

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