As the UK channel transitions along with the rest of the industry, the sector has seen some interesting shifts in trends influencing the channel as a whole. In the past year, a good number of firms switched their business model to managed services or cloud, while others embraced a hybrid model. According to this research, top business models now include IT solutions, consulting, managed services, IT repair and support.

Overall, while the UK IT market resembles the global market in many respects, it demonstrates a greater emphasis on IT hardware, software and services. Meanwhile, predictions point to cloud infrastructure, security, custom application development, office productivity and storage solution offerings becoming key leaders in revenue growth.

The State of the Channel – UK Study delves into the size, shape and growth factors influencing these shifts. It offers deep analysis of today’s most pressing topics and provides knowledge and applicable insights while examining the channel’s most pressing hurdles.

The quantitative study consisted of an online survey fielded to IT channel firm executives and professionals in the United Kingdom during September 2015. A total of 200 IT industry companies participated.

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