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In our Channel Influencer Awards digital issue, we highlighted eight technologies ready to "take off" in the channel this year. Which two will take off the most?

  • IoT Bundles (56%, 5 Votes)
  • GDPR Compliance Services (44%, 4 Votes)
  • NFV Everything (22%, 2 Votes)
  • 5G (22%, 2 Votes)
  • Process Automation (11%, 1 Votes)
  • Augmented Reality (11%, 1 Votes)
  • Chatbots (0%, 0 Votes)
  • DDos Protection (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 9

Start Date: January 16, 2018 @ 11:24 am
End Date: No Expiry

A year from now, when we're looking back at 2018 in the channel, what will be the defining news story?

  • More consolidation of master agents, distributors and service providers. (34%, 36 Votes)
  • The continuing emergence of new tech such as SD-WAN and IoT. (29%, 30 Votes)
  • The continuing erosion of legacy telecom sales. (26%, 27 Votes)
  • The impact of regulation such as GDPR on how partners do business. (9%, 9 Votes)
  • Other (2%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 105

Start Date: December 13, 2017 @ 11:22 am
End Date: No Expiry

We know the channel loves SD-WAN. What's the next big "software-defined" sales opportunity?

  • NFV to replace hardware firewalls, load balancers and edge devices with virtual services (read: MRR) (53%, 23 Votes)
  • Software-defined networking (Big Switch, Cisco, HPE) (35%, 15 Votes)
  • Software-defined storage (Dell/EMC, NetApp, Pure Storage) (12%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 43

Start Date: November 13, 2017 @ 8:45 am
End Date: No Expiry

Will conventional and IP PBXes hold their own in 2018 versus UCaaS?

  • Somewhat. Many companies are replacing PBXes when current gear reaches end of life. (49%, 26 Votes)
  • No way. UCaaS is the way to go for all of our customers. (32%, 17 Votes)
  • Yes, definitely. Plenty of companies of all sizes still want to have the PBX on premises. (19%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 53

Start Date: October 25, 2017 @ 8:25 am
End Date: No Expiry

Which of these Channel Partners Evolution highlights was your favorite?

  • Expo Hall: I enjoyed learning about new vendors. (36%, 8 Votes)
  • Education: I came home with knowledge to improve my business. (23%, 5 Votes)
  • After-hours parties: It was great to catch up with friends. (23%, 5 Votes)
  • Golf: I participated in the inaugural Evolution Golf Invitational. (18%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

Start Date: October 2, 2017 @ 11:15 am
End Date: No Expiry

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In our Channel Influencer Awards digital issue, we highlighted eight technologies ready to "take off" in the channel this year. Which two will take off the most?

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