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Partnering in the 3rd Platform: Spotlight on IT Service Providers

Partnering in the 3rd Platform: Spotlight on IT Service Providers

This IDC study is the fifth in a series of documents that examine the findings of IDC's most recent Software Channels Survey, which focused on partnering in the 3rd Platform. It provides an overview of current partner participation in offering IT services for 3rd Platform technologies and the reasons why IT service providers choose to partner with a particular vendor for cloud, mobile, big data, and social technologies.

"We are in the midst of a 3rd Platform partner ecosystem land grab. IDC believes that vendors that do well in this early stage will have more robust and stable rosters of IT service providers in the long run." — Marilyn Carr, director, Software Channels and Ecosystems research

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Figure: IT Service Provider Participation in 3rd Platform Technologies
Figure: Average Years of 3rd Platform Participation
Figure: IT Service Provider 3rd Platform Activities
Figure: Reasons for Offering 3rd Platform Solutions
Figure: IT Service Provider Involvement in 3rd Platform Technologies
Figure: Reasons for IT Service Providers Aligning with a Particular Vendor

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