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Welcome to ChannelE2E’s syndicated technology research area. Here, we examine third-party research from CompTIA, Gartner, Forrester Research, International Data Group (IDC), Markets and Markets and plenty of additional sources. Check back daily for the latest research note, ChannelE2E’s reaction, and associated links to the source materials.

Researcher: Managed SD-WAN Services Market Forecast

The managed SD-WAN services market generated $282 million in revenue in the U.S. for 2018, according to Vertical Systems Group research.

Gartner Top 10 Technology Trends 2019: Where’s Cybersecurity?

Gartner’s Top 10 Strategy Technology Trends for 2019 tackles AI, augmented analytics, blockchain, quantum computing & more. The big miss: Cybersecurity.

7 Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery Adoption Trends

Seven trends in cloud backup and disaster recovery (BDR), according to annual research findings from Unitrends, owned by Kaseya.

Seven Docker Container Monitoring Trends and MSP Opportunities

Roughly 43 percent of the fast-growing Docker container monitoring market will be up for grabs over the next year, according to CA Technologies and Gatepoint Research. Here’s how MSPs can get started.

Seven IT Distribution Revenue Trends: GTDC, NPD Research Findings

U.S. technology distributor revenues grow across PCs, servers, software, cloud, security & more during the first seven months of 2018, GTDC and NPD industry research shows. But IT distribution challenges remain.

Data Center Network Cable

IT Management: MSPs Face Network Hardware Diversity Challenges

The typical MSP manages customer networking gear (switches, routers, firewalls, access points, and more) from four or more different vendors, Auvik Networks research reveals. Can MSPs master or simplify that diversity?

Microsoft Office 365 vs Google G Suite Cloud Adoption: EMEA Market Share

Microsoft Office 365 vs Google G Suite market share figures and adoption rates in EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) show some surprising stats, according to Bitglass research. Plus: Cloud customers often overlook single sign on (SSO) for security.

Druva: Cloud Adoption Accelerates, But Security Risks Loom

Customers increasingly run virtual machines on public clouds, but many businesses lack proper visibility to enforce security and compliance, Druva’s 2018 State of Virtualization in the Cloud report shows

Top 15 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Platforms and Channel Partner Programs

Here are the Top 15 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platforms according to Forrester Wave research, allowing with ChannelE2E’s partner program perspectives.

Gartner’s Top 10 Emerging Business Risks Q2 2018 And Mitigation Strategies

Gartner’s Top 10 Emerging Risks of Q2 2018 including cloud services, GDPR compliance, social engineering, artificial intelligence (AI) talent shortages and more. Here’s how channel partners can mitigate the risks for themselves and customers.