The media landscape has changed beyond recognition in the last ten years.
Who would have thought a decade ago that the news we read would be determined by algorithms, or that the leader of the free world would be bypassing the mainstream media altogether by communicating via a 280-character social media site.
The democratisation of news - for good or for bad - has only added to the information overload we experience both as consumers and in the workplace.
This backdrop bolsters rationale for the imminent launch of CRN Essential, our new market intelligence service for busy channel executives who simply don't have time to sift through the mountain of often biased information they are subjected to on a daily basis.
The service is made up of two components.
Firstly, subscribers will enjoy exclusive access to regular monthly round-ups and quarterly analysis of key channel events and trends. This is something our previous editor, and current associate editor, Sara Yirrell, is compiling personally.
CRN Essential subscribers will also unlock access to a wealth of data our team has spent the last several months bringing together.
You can think of this new library of research as Top VARs on steroids. Available from launch will be a report on the Top 250 UK VARs and another study detailing staff and salary trends, including what all of the top players pay their staff.
The service will be topped up with various other exclusive reports over the course of the next several months. This includes a breakdown of VARs by market sector, and an MSP trends report. Meanwhile, subscribers will also receive unfettered access to our back catalogue of market intelligence, including our popular IT Buyers Cycle guide. Click here for more information.
We hope that, together, these premium products will keep our readers up to speed on what is ‘essential' in what is an increasingly disorientating world. Look out for further details on Channelweb.co.uk this week, and if you have any queries on CRN Essential and what to expect from a subscription, please get in touch with the team via [email protected]
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