Managed Services: How to Adapt to the Channel Model of the Future

Low margins, a boom in the managed services sector, and a decreasing reliance on client–server-based infrastructures are drastically changing the business landscape for many traditional IT channel players. This paper assesses the challenges facing the IT channel and describes how IT resellers can transform the growing demand for managed services from a threat into a key opportunity for future business success.
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