As demand for digital transformation continues to surge across industries, the pace of technological innovation continues to accelerate as well. The pandemic has brought about massive changes in the business world, and the widely held expectation is that there is no going back. For instance, the hybrid, distributed workforce is here to stay; online meetings will continue to reduce the need for travel; and the shift to the cloud is showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. In this dynamic environment, innovative vendors across the tech industry have stepped up to the plate with differentiated products.
But what counts as true innovation in 2021? And what are the new products creating the biggest opportunities for the solution providers who are on the front lines with customers?
To help with uncovering products that are truly differentiated and channel-friendly, the 2021 CRN Tech Innovator Awards showcase offerings that bring significant advances in technology as well as partner growth opportunities—across segments including cloud, infrastructure, security, software and devices. The awards honor innovative vendors in 46 categories, along with two Editor’s Choice awards for deserving products that didn’t fit elsewhere. The winners and finalists were chosen by CRN staff from among 373 applicants.