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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.

More Evidence Recurring Revenue Drives MSP, VAR Profits

Managed services drive growth & profitability in the channel more than other products & services, a 2112 Group report for Intronis MSP Solutions says.

MSPs That Outsource NOCs, Help Desks: More Profitable?

Service Leadership Inc. benchmarking research reveals some intriguing profitability, growth and performance figures for Continuum’s MSP partners.

Multilingual Support for Help Desks, Service Desks: Necesitas?

Multi-language support could become the norm on service desks, according to HDI and Lionbridge research. Can small MSPs & VARs keep up?

Gartner Cuts 2017 Global IT Spending Forecast, But Sees Silver Linings

Gartner says overall IT spending will grow more slowly than originally expected in 2017, but business IT services is a big bright spot for MSPs, VARs.

ESOPs Can Give Young Employees Financial Boost

Young employees greatly benefit from Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP), a new study from the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) suggests.

Cloud Security Spending Forecast: $3.5 Billion By 2021

A cloud security global spending forecast, and what it means to cybersecurity, risk and IT professionals, according to Forrester Research.

Dell EMC, NetApp Lead $1.3 Billion All Flash Array Storage Market

The All Flash Array (AFA) storage market grew 48 percent in 1Q 2017 led by Dell EMC and NetApp, according to Dell’Oro Group.

Hug A Server One Last Time (Before They’re All Gone)

Admittedly, the headline is an exaggeration. But the overall trend is clear: Server sales are still falling in many regions, according to Gartner.

Women Business Owners: Not Concerned About Cybersecurity?

Almost 50% of women business owners have no preparations to prevent or prepare for a cybersecurity incident, NAWBO survey finds. Sarah Kimmel explores why.

Study: Employee-Owners More Confident About Financial Future

Employees who have an ownership interest in their companies consider themselves more financially secure and than non-ESOP counterparts, a study suggests.