The Channel Looks Bright for 2004

By Carol Ellison  |  Posted 2003-12-29 Print this article Print

Stock prices are higher. Market caps are up. Ziff Davis Channel Zone Editor Carol Ellison asks: Will the good times keep rolling in 2004?

No one can say that 2003 has not been kind to the channel. Its profit picture—not to mention its performance on Wall Street—promises to end the year on a high note not seen around these parts since 2000. With the Nasdaq flirting with the 2000 mark and the Dow marching steadily toward 1400, phrases like "market cap" and "IPO" are back in fashion. The economys roller-coaster ride may not be over but, as the New Year approaches, it looks like well at least ride the high into 2004.
Can the New Year support the momentum? Thats the $24,000 question. Times that seem too heady to be true, often are. And some recent Lets look at the recent past. It may tell us something about the future.
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Carol Ellison is editor of's Mobile & Wireless Topic Center. She has authored whitepapers on wireless computing (two on network security–,Securing Wi-Fi Wireless Networks with Today's Technologies, Wi-Fi Protected Access: Strong, Standards-based Interoperable Security for Today's Wi-Fi Networks, and Wi-Fi Public Access: Enabling the future with public wireless networks.

Ms. Ellison served in senior and executive editorial positions for Ziff Davis Media and CMP Media. As an executive editor at Ziff Davis Media, she launched the networking track of The IT Insider Series, a newsletter/conference/Web site offering targeted to chief information officers and corporate directors of information technology. As senior editor at CMP Media's VARBusiness, she launched the Web site, VARBusiness University, an online professional resource center for value-added resellers of information technology.

Ms. Ellison has chaired numerous industry panels and has been quoted as a networking and educational technology expert in The New York Times, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal, National Public Radio's All Things Considered, CNN Headline News, WNBC and CNN/FN, as well as local and regional Comcast and Cablevision reports. Her articles have appeared in most major hi-tech publications and numerous newspapers and magazines, including The Washington Post and The Christian Science Monitor.

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