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Global Perspective: Future is Bright for Tech Businesses After COVID-19

The global impact of COVID-19 is still significant both economically and socially, but the future looks bright for many companies in the business of technology. Emerging technologies, cloud, and cybersecurity are among the growth areas available to tech vendors, distributors, and solution providers around the world, according to IT leaders in a “Global Perspectives” panel during ChannelCon Online.

“A lot of our partners had their best March and April ever,” said James Bergl, regional vice president of sales, APAC, at Datto, and chair of CompTIA’s ANZ Business Technology Community. “The channel has been a savior in a lot of this. MSPs and the IT channel have been leaned on to get businesses up and running, more so than in the past.”

In the UK, tech companies have been a thriving part of the economy, with remote work solutions and security also leading to record revenue for some solution providers, said Hannah Lloyd, vice president of channel sales at inSOC UK, and vice-chair of CompTIA’s UK Business Technology Community.

“It’s driving new opportunities and new services. It’s been a lot of hard work for MSPs, but they’re generating new revenue they didn’t have before,” Lloyd said.

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