With the New Year fast approaching, it's time to take stock of the past year and start making plans for the burgeoning year ahead.
ARN has talked to a selection of integrators, distributors and resellers to gauge what they think will be the top technology areas and market trends for 2006.
Some influential vendors also pitched in with a look at their product direction and channel strategies.
So what did you predict? Many of the people we spoke to pointed to convergence as an ongoing theme in the consumer market, and to integration in the corporate data centre.
A host of innovative technologies that will arrive next year were also highlighted. These are expected to create new opportunities for the channel.
There was a difference in opinion on whether the next 12 months will be either the year of plenty for the masses or whether it will be a battle for financial return.