Is Amazon the 'Monster Truck'
Under Technology Distribution's Bed?


Trucks carrying petabyte-laden "snowmobiles" grab headlines and inspire GTDC CEO Tim Curran's perspective on industry questionsold and newwhile inviting readers to share their holiday spirits, to chime in about what's bringing good cheer in 2017 and more.

Happy holidays on behalf of GTDC members worldwide. All surely look forward to another year of keeping the innovation and ingenuity humming!



2017 GTDC Events:
Regional Coverage, Global Vision

After another year of record attendance at GTDC events, we're already planning for even more in 2017more channel insight, more regional content, more global thought leadership. Visit our Events page for more information on registrations, agendas and everything else you'll need to know for our LATAM, EMEA and North America conferences.



Distribution Class is in Session

From our diploma-based distribution industry training sessions to quarterly webinars exploring the latest channel and technology trends, education will continue to be a primary focus for the GTDC next year for investors, vendor executives and more. Visit our Education page for complete details on upcoming in-person and online sessions to start maximizing your distribution know-how.



New Members Join Distribution's
Leading Fraternity

The GTDC welcomed four new members this year: TIM, Elko, Almo and Exclusive Networks. GTDC members drive more than $130 billion in annual sales across North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. There's never been a better time to join the GTDC, with benefits including high-level engagement on industry issues, increased visibility with the channel's leading and newest vendor partners, and opportunities to help influence policy and program input across the industry.


2017 Insights...
Thank you for Your Participation!

More than 70 channel vendor executives responded to our 2017 Insights survey request. Thank you! We aggregated your answers and the final results are detailed in our brand new "Insights into 2017" research report. Download the report to gain additional insight from GTDC members from around the world and North America Rising Star award winners regarding what to expect from distribution next year. In addition, learn more about reaction to the 2017 Insights report in our full GTDC in the News section below.



Now It's LATAM's Turn...

From distribution relationships to business expectations, we're looking to hear from channel vendor executives in the Latin America region. Help us by completing this survey and providing your insight into 2017. Survey results will be detailed in February at the LATAM 2017 conference in Miami.



GTDC Research Spotlights
Latest Industry Trends

From Financing the Cloud to Distribution Business Models in the Digital Era to Bringing IoT to Life in SMB and Enterprises, the GTDC's growing research library documents how distributors help vendors and solution providers transform their businesses to accelerate their business in the industry's hottest technology solution areas. Download from more than a dozen titles to learn more how distributors continue to deliver value todayand tomorrow.



Research Partner Column:

Read the latest analysis of the IT distribution space from GTDC's database partners CONTEXT, GfK, and The NPD Group:

• CONTEXT: Omnichannel is the New Normal...
for Distribution as Well

• GfK: Cloud as an Opportunity for Computing Hardware Markets?
• NPD: IT Distribution Expectations




Media Coverage Highlights 2017 Insights,
Cloud Growth

Read the latest industry press clips about the GTDC's latest news and views, with coverage in both North America and Europe.

Channel has a bright year ahead, according to research
from GTDC
Providers rely on wholesalers, and thus the channel,
to break into the cloud
Distributors to become more and more important to vendors'
cloud business, report finds
What awaits us in 2017, according to distributors and
manufacturers of IT
Distributors see 2017 as year of cloud and IoT
Vendors will rely more on disties for cloud in 2017 - GTDC
Distributor moves point to 2017 channel trends
Wholesalers play a role increasingly important in the cloud
of the economy according to a study WGCD
Survey: Double-digit growth expected in the distribution
Cloud vendors increasingly reliant on channel
Business prospects of IT channel for 2017 are favorable
Vendors look to the channel for cloud offerings
All roads not 'taken' in the technology distribution industry's
European evolution
Mergers and acquisitions are the tech market 


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