Firoz Lalji

This month’s issue of Executive Perspective features Firoz Lalji, Chairman, President, CEO and Co-Founder of Zones, Inc. Firoz has overseen the company’s growth and development into a global solutions provider throughout its 30-year history, and he offers a unique perspective on the future for the solution provider space. In the interview, Firoz describes some of the most significant shifts and trends he has observed throughout his time at Zones, outlining how the company has responded to the rise of cloud, convergence and other disruptive factors. He sees the rate of innovation as having “increased astronomically,” creating multiple opportunities for all types of solution providers. Firoz also talks about what he expects to see in the channel going forward, particularly relating to evolving vendor partnerships and the impacts of recent major transactions such as Ingram Micro’s acquisition by Tianjin Tianhai. Finally, he outlines what’s next for Zones – identifying significant growth areas that have the potential to transform the industry.

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13 May 2021

NWN Corp. Acquires Carousel Industries

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