I like to occasionally scan Business Solutions magazine to get a feel for technology trends in the SME space, especially the January issue where it publishes its annual Best Channel Vendors list.
If Rip Van Winkle were to wake up from his 20 year slumber he would recognize very few vendors in the list like Honeywell, and he would certainly wonder about software vendors like Kaspersky.And he would have no clue about many of the categories like RMM (Remote Monitoring and Management), Access Control and Video Surveillance, Power Protection and VoIP.
Of course, Ol’ Rip would have an absolute conniption if he Googled the term VAR. Value Added Reseller would come way down in the search results, and he would find VAR Magazine is for “those who appreciate art and the artistic aspect of fashion photography”.
Of course, after 20 years, he might just find that interesting :)