CompTIA ChannelCon: Barracuda Networks, CloudPlus, Emerging Tech Take Center Stage

From conversations and presentations ChannelCon, it is clear that the industry is undergoing significant change.

T.C. Doyle, Senior Director of Content

August 13, 2019

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Channel Futures huddled with industry leaders at last week’s CompTIA ChannelCon 2019 conference, which attracted hundreds of vendors, IT service providers, business consultants and thought leaders. While at the event in Las Vegas, Chanel Futures sat down with the CEOs and channel chiefs of several companies, including Warranty Master, CloudPlus, Barracuda Networks and more.

From these conversations and presentations at ChannelCon, it’s clear that the industry is undergoing significant change. New technologies are showing promise of creating significant revenue opportunities for partners, while old challenges – including margin erosion, industry consolidation and a talent shortage – loom large. So do increased concerns over cybersecurity, which permeated almost every presentation and discussion.

No wonder it was often hard to find an empty seat at ChannelCon 19.

In the slideshow above, we present some of the finest thinking from the event, some of which came from very unexpected sources. Who knew that former NBA great Shaquille O’Neal was such a geek and entrepreneur at heart? The wisdom O’Neal provided herein is some of the best from the event.

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About the Author(s)

T.C. Doyle

Senior Director of Content, Informa

T.C. Doyle, is the Senior Content Director of Channel brands at Channel Futures, and is responsible for the editorial direction of A veteran technology writer, editor and video storyteller who has covered the IT industry for more than two decades, he was previously the Executive Editor at Channel Partners, and the Editor@Large with Cisco, where he traveled the world in search of stories that captured the social and technological transformations occurring in the economies of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe. A frequent speaker at IT industry events and trade shows, he resides in Park City, Utah.

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