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Channel Partners, Channel Futures to Leverage New Thought Leadership and Research

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By T.C. Doyle

Channel Futures and Channel Partners will soon provide readers new research, analysis and data from assets and capabilities to be acquired from IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for major industries and markets.

The Informa Tech business group, which publishes Channel Futures and Channel Partners along with ITProToday, DataCenterKnowledge and other media websites, will pick up more than 350 professionals and assets from IHS Markit’s Telecoms Media and Technology (TMT) group. The TMT group is known for producing world-class research and analysis for a variety of technology markets including semiconductors, displays, communications, security, media and more. The business is also strategically positioned in key geographic markets, including China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

“At Informa, we are focused on improving our depth and specialisation around attractive customer markets,” said Stephen A. Carter, group chief executive for Informa PLC., in a prepared statement. “Our ambitions for Informa Tech will be further enhanced by the addition of IHS Markit’s TMT portfolio, extending our customer and international reach, creating a strong platform for future growth.”

Readers of Channel Futures and Channel Partners can look forward to more coverage of research and analysis produced by the newly acquired TMT business group, as well as other Informa Tech research and information groups including Ovum, Heavy Reading and Tractica. This includes insights into emerging technology markets such as artificial intelligence, which IHS Markit TMT recently assessed.

This May, IHS Markit TMT analysts had this to say about the state of AI today:

“The technology is advanced enough for its anticipated impact to be meaningful while also being at an early enough stage of adoption with its greatest impact still lying ahead. AI’s enviable position contrasts with that of Blockchain and 5G, whose maximal impact is unlikely to be felt for years; or with IoT and Cloud & Virtualization, where expectations have leveled off since their solutions have been around for years.”

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