Technology is changing rapidly, coercing vendors—large and small—to be innovative and stay relevant to changing customer demands. The big and popular companies with their well entrenched R&D manage to stay ahead of the tech curve by re-engineering their legacy solutions.
At the same time, hordes of start-ups, sprouting daily, aim to compete and usurp these tech giants. The budget constraints following the recession in 2008 gave a thrust to new delivery models like SaaS, cloud, mobility and other rising technologies.
This technology landscape has inspired upcoming entrepreneurs to venture into, and create more enterprise solutions than ever before. The global market, including the US, Europe and India, is churning out new vendors, many of which are headed by people of Indian origin. These young companies might lack mammoth marketing budgets and extensive channel enablement programs, but they are up and ready for a fight to the finish.
Enterprise solutions providers continuously attempt to be a value add and trusted advisor to customers. And these young companies need the right set of competent channel partners—systems integrators, VARs, ISVs, resellers—to help them spread across geographies.
So, are new vendors on your radar? How do you identify new vendors to partner with? Here is a selection of 50 companies, in alphabetical order, who hope to challenge the existing status quo.