What recession? A break in the clouds

Back in January we at CRN discovered that the channel's outlook for 2009 was overwhelmingly positive. But six months on, what is the feeling? Are there still opportunities out there or are we stuck firmly in a rut? Martin Saunders, marketing director of MSP Claranet, said pricing pressures had caused wobbles in the early part of the year, but he felt confidence was improving.... “Many of the business customers of our channel partners had a tough start to the year, focusing solely on saving money. However, confidence has been returning and appreciation of the benefits of outsourcing has been growing. Partner are capitalising on this and providing businesses with outsourced services that both save costs and allow them to focus on what they do best; service customers, compete and grow the business.” Source: V3.co.uk