Talkin’ Cloud 100 Needs Your Input

If you want to benchmark your CSP, we’ve got an opportunity for you.

Kris Blackmon, Head of Channel Communities

January 11, 2019

2 Min Read
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What are your competitors up to with their cloud service offerings in 2019? Is everyone jumping on the same opportunity you are and flooding your market? Do you have differentiated offerings? Are other MSPs growing like you are, or facing the same challenges that keep you from expanding at the rate you think you should be?

These are the questions that this year’s Talkin’ Cloud 100 aims to answer. As we have announced, we’ve opted to step back from our annual rankings of the top 100 cloud service providers (CSPs) in the channel this year. Instead, we’ll be using your feedback to guide the development of a new, modernized survey; allow participants to see where they fall in the market; and inform the Channel Futures editorial direction for 2019.

While we won’t issue our usual rankings, we will give discretionary special awards to applicants that provide exceptional and insightful feedback. Recipients will be honored at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas, April 9-12.

Channel Futures will aggregate and anonymize the survey data to reveal trends in the cloud services market and allow CSPs to benchmark their practice. As an incentive, only 2019 Talkin’ Cloud 100 applicants will receive this report.

Similar to the annual Channel Futures MSP 501 survey, which will open for applications in March, applicants are asked to provide financial information relating to annual revenue and percentage of recurring revenue. Though Channel Futures/Channel Partners will not disclose specific annual revenue information such as revenue dollars, we reserve the right to publish company growth rates based on the private revenue data you submit.

Do you measure up to your competition? There’s only one way to find out. Submit your application now for the 2019 Talkin’ Cloud 100 Research Edition and help guide the direction of the modern cloud-services channel. Applications will close February 15, so apply today!

About the Author(s)

Kris Blackmon

Head of Channel Communities, Zift Solutions

Kris Blackmon is head of channel communities at Zift Solutions. She previously worked as chief channel officer at JS Group, and as senior content director at Informa Tech and project director of the MSP 501er Community. Blackmon is chair of CompTIA's Channel Development Advisory Council and operates KB Consulting. You may follow her on LinkedIn and @zift on X.

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