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 researchPlease Note: Extended description available upon request.
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