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IN THIS ISSUE:
December 2016
Prepare for the Rise of Application-Centric IT
By Joseph Tsidulko
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As we close out 2016 and look to the coming year, we see a cloud industry on the cusp of delivering what has long been a holy grail for enterprise customers: truly application-centric IT.

Developers who write applications for large companies don't care about what's under the hood. What matters to them is swift and successful delivery of the application. They want to build collaboratively, deploy rapidly, manage seamlessly, and retract harmlessly. What they could live without is standing up infrastructure, whether physical or virtual.

For many years, that's been the promise of the agile software development movement.

Now, the advent of new methodologies and technologies is finally making agile development truly attainable for those enterprise developers. But a concurrent trend toward more complex heterogeneous environments is bogging down the progress a bit.


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CRN TECH TRENDS
Endings? Or beginnings? December offers you the opportunity to tally up what you learned in the year about to end and make adjustments for the year ahead. For many businesses, the end of the calendar year coincides with the end of the fiscal year, which allows them to look to Jan. 1 as a fresh start.

In 2016, solution providers witnessed a big year in the Internet of Things, growth in managed services, a robust security market and growing business use of the cloud. And after the largest information technology merger – Dell's purchase of EMC – was completed in September, channel partners await the merging of both vendors' channel programs in February.

In our list of CRN.com stories below, read about where we traveled in 2016 and where we may be going in the year ahead.

Security
The 10 Biggest Security Stories Of 2016
Cloud
Tech 10: Must-See Solutions Driving Innovation In The Cloud
Channel News
Dell EMC To Pay Rebate And MDF To Legacy EMC Partners For January 'Gap Month'
Internet Of Things
The 10 Biggest Internet Of Things Stories Of 2016
Networking
Partner Panel Calls SD-WAN Big Opportunity For Customers Of All Sizes
Storage
The 10 Biggest Storage Stories Of 2016
 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Security Expert On Presidential Election Hack: 'We Should Have Expected This For A Long Time'
Google Executive Vint Cerf: We Need To Recognize Scalability, Reliability And Security Challenges In IoT
Q&A: Docker CEO Ben Golub On Transforming Enterprise IT – And The Channel
Dell Technologies Is Focused On 'Outperforming The Market' Amid Strong Q3 PC Results
The 10 Biggest Apple Stories Of 2016
 

 

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Tech Support: Your Tech Questions Answered Here: CompTIA Introduces AskIT
Research: The Business Relevance of IT in the SMB Market
 
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"Security needs to be baked in as a foundational aspect for everything you consider, from the beginning. If the business isn't aligned from a strategic perspective from day one, you're just buying tools that sit on a shelf."
~ Tony Olzak, vice president of security at Trace3 – No. 54 on CRN's Solution Provider 500 – as the company launched a new security practice, which the firm hopes will be its largest by the end of 2017.

"Repatriating capital is going to give American corporations a new chance to be effective and profitable in the U.S. and it's going to help the American worker,... and it's going to help us all to grow."
~ Phil Mogavero, vice president of Advanced Technology Group network solutions and regional chief technology officer at El Segundo, Calif.-based PCM, on President-elect Donald Trump's proposed tax repatriation plan for overseas cash held by U.S. corporations.
 
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