2112 in the News

Who is top dog in security vendor land?
11 Sep 2015

CRN Intelligence’s latest piece of research focuses exclusively on security vendors, and for the first time we can reveal who has snared the top spots in our five technology categories. Were you one of them? CRN, in partnership with The 2112 Group, evaluated 32 vendors…

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2112 CEO Cites ‘Friction’ as Prime Obstacle for MPS
03 Sep 2015

In an article posted last week by imageSource magazine, The 2112 Group’s Larry Walsh expounded on the virtues of managed print services (MPS). In a technology arena increasingly dominated by services, MPS offers yet another way for solution providers to deepen customer engagements and generate…

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2112 Group: North American IT Channel Forecast To Grow More Than 6 Percent In 2015
01 Sep 2015

While analyst firm Gartner predicts that technology spending will decrease by 5.5 percent this year and Computer Economics says that U.S. IT spending will show signs of erosion, the 2112 Group report explains why there is a difference when it comes to the channel. “The…

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Business Solutions Announces Keynote Speakers For Smart VAR Summit In Philadelphia
20 Aug 2015

Larry Walsh, CEO and Chief Analyst, and Diana Mirakaj, President and COO, at research group The 2112 Group, will deliver a keynote address at the Smart VAR Summit: Age Of Intelligence – IoT, Cloud, & Mobility Convergence “Business Solutions is thrilled to continue our partnership…

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Channel Hits Midyear on the Upswing
05 Aug 2015

A new report from the 2112 Group points to a great year for the North America IT reseller channel. It’s shaping up to be a great year for the channel, according to the 2015 Midyear Channel Report from the 2112 Group. The report finds the…

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Channel Growth Outlook Strong, Says 2112 Group
05 Aug 2015

While Gartner recently forecast a 5.5 percent drop in IT spending worldwide for 2015, with services spend projected to decline 4.3 percent, U.S. channel companies are beating the numbers. That’s according to a report out Tuesday from The 2112 Group that forecasts “at least” 6…

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The Ingram Micro SMB 500 Celebrates Channel Partner Success
09 Jun 2015

Annual List Applauds Ingram Micro’s Top Performing SMB-Focused Channel Partners; Resulting Research Shows the Ingram Micro SMB 500’s Compound Annual Growth Rate Is Nearly Three Times the 2014 Average SANTA ANA, CA — (Marketwired) — 06/09/15 — Demonstrating success thru partnership, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:…

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2112’s Larry Walsh named one of ChannelPro SMB’s 20 Most Influential Luminaries
20 May 2015

Visionary Channel Player Larry Walsh CEO and Chief Analyst, The 2112 Group “Unlike all too many IT analysts, Walsh writes as skillfully—and perceptively—as he speaks. That ability, coupled with his unflinching willingness to state unpleasant truths, have made Walsh’s contributions to The 2112 Group’s Channelnomics…

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Calling all MSPs
25 Mar 2015

If you’ve been looking for a good reason to start using social media, here’s one: Data protection vendor Intronis recently named Larry Walsh, CEO of The 2112 Group, the No. 1 channel expert to follow on Twitter. Walsh heads the list of 10 industry experts…

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3 Sides of a Profitable Partner Experience
23 Mar 2015

Cloud is a major driver for triangulation. In fact, in its Advancing Cloud Sales and Operations report, The 2112 Group confirms that solution providers are adopting cloud computing differently from past technology innovations. They are collaborating with service providers, or even with peers that have…

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5 Channel Ops: Big Show Highlights
20 Mar 2015

We just wrapped up our Big Show, which lived up to its name. In case you couldn’t be on site in Vegas, here are some highlights. IP Phones Need To Get Hip. A hot topic of discussion at the show was whether desk phones are…

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SDN and SDS Key for CIOs
12 Mar 2015

Expo hears cloud and differentiation also key issues for channel. Software defined networking (SDN) and software defined storage (SDS) are key concerns for chief information officers (CIOs), delegates at the ITEX 2015 National Conference and Expo in Fort Lauderdale, FL heard today. In his keynote…

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