SMB Applications News
Expert Says New Microsoft Volume Licensing Program Could Be 'Major Departure'
5:00 PM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
Microsoft is wrapping up all its many volume licensing programs into a single agreement covering all customers and products. Sounds like a great idea, but details at this point are scarce.
5 Companies That Had a Rough Week
3:40 PM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
For the week ending Dec. 6, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
The 10 Coolest Big Data Products Of 2013
4:00 PM EST Thu. Dec. 05, 2013
Some of the most innovative work in the IT industry is taking place in the big data arena. Here's what we think were the coolest new big data products in 2013.
Best Companies To Partner With: Top 10 Technologies
1:41 PM EST Wed. Dec. 04, 2013
As part of our 25 Best Companies To Partner With series, CRN looks at the top emerging technologies.
Box Acquires Data Mining Tech From dLoop, Will Target Enterprises With Data Mining
4:10 PM EST Mon. Dec. 02, 2013
Box is expanding the security of its file sync and share capabilities with data mining software it acquired from dLoop.
VARCommerce Updates Its Channel Software With QuickBooks, E-Commerce Solutions
4:00 PM EST Mon. Dec. 02, 2013
A new e-commerce function in the VARCommerce software for managing solution providers' business eases the development of custom e-commerce sites that can be built for clients' internal and external customers.
Amazon Testing Private Cloud Waters With Cloud Storage Hardware Appliance
3:35 PM EST Mon. Dec. 02, 2013
Fresh off its CIA private cloud win over IBM, Amazon is testing out a cloud storage hardware appliance that would let enterprises use the AWS cloud for backup and disaster recovery.
2013 Best Companies: What Technologies Are Most Important To Solution Providers' Future?
4:00 PM EST Fri. Nov. 29, 2013
CRN's third annual Best Companies To Partner With survey unearthed some insights about what categories of technologies solution providers consider most important to the future of their businesses.
2013 Best Companies: By Technology
10:00 AM EST Fri. Nov. 29, 2013
CRN's third annual Best Companies To Partner With survey included a look at how vendors measured up by technology. Here's a look at the top scorers in each technology category.
2013 Best Companies: Who's Up And Who's Down
4:00 PM EST Tue. Nov. 26, 2013
Here we take a look at the companies that moved up or declined the most on CRN's 2013 Best Companies to Partner With list, an annual rating of IT vendors by their solution provider channel partners.
2013 Best Companies: Who Fell Off And Who Emerged
10:00 AM EST Tue. Nov. 26, 2013
For the third year in a row, CRN asked VARs what vendors were their must-have partners for our Best Companies To Partner With study. Here are what companies fell off our list, and which companies returned or made their debut.
2013 Best Companies To Partner With
10:00 AM EST Mon. Nov. 25, 2013
Get a first look at CRN's third annual exclusive new research study, Best Companies To Partner With, which asked solution providers to rank their must-have technology vendors.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
12:37 PM EST Fri. Nov. 22, 2013
For the week ending Nov. 22, CRN looks at IT companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
CEO Benioff Says Former Oracle Sales VP Doing 'Phenomenal' Job At Salesforce
4:39 PM EST Wed. Nov. 20, 2013
Keith Block, the longtime Oracle sales exec who famously trashed Sun's hardware, has been doing a bang-up job at Salesforce, says Marc Benioff.
Salesforce's Benioff: More APIs Will Spark Mobile Development Frenzy
5:47 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
In his annual Dreamforce keynote, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff talks about how the company's new upgraded platform will help both developers and customers get more business done using mobile devices.
8 Startups That Stood Out At Amazon's AWS re:Invent Show
12:00 PM EST Tue. Nov. 19, 2013
CRN walked the expo hall at Amazon's recent AWS re:Invent conference in search of innovative products and services that work with its public cloud. Here's what we found.
Dell's New US Management Team: Who Are These Guys?
7:46 PM EST Mon. Nov. 18, 2013
Channel partners question leadership as longtime channel chief Greg Davis steps aside, replaced by relatively unknown Cheryl Cook.
Salesforce Expands APIs, Rolls Out New Platform For Mobile Developers
5:02 PM EST Mon. Nov. 18, 2013
Salesforce.com has been courting mobile developers for a while, but now it's getting serious by casting its SaaS system as a platform for ISVs and developers.
SugarCRM Launches New Software Edition, Reports 80 Percent Sales Growth
3:51 PM EST Fri. Nov. 15, 2013
Focus of Sugar UX release is on user productivity and information integration.
IBM Takes Its Cloud Marketing Campaign Behind Enemy Lines
7:39 PM EST Thu. Nov. 14, 2013
IBM is so over this whole Amazon Web Services thing, and this week it boldly took its cloud marketing campaign behind enemy lines.
Amazon Unveils 'Kinesis' Big Data Service, Expands Tools For Cloud Developers
4:44 PM EST Thu. Nov. 14, 2013
On day two of Amazon's AWS re:Invent conference, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels brings out the heavy artillery with new tools and services for mobile and cloud developers.
Why Salesforce.com Isn't Just For CRM Anymore
3:00 PM EST Thu. Nov. 14, 2013
Bluewolf, a leading Salesforce partner, surveyed customers about their use of the Salesforce cloud platform and made some surprising discoveries that highlight the opportunities for solution providers.
Amazon Web Services Chief Pokes Fun At IBM, Says CEO Bezos Bullish On AWS Cloud
8:21 PM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
IBM took to Las Vegas, where Amazon is holding its AWS Re:Invent conference, and plastered signage to try and steal Amazon's thunder and pitch IBM's cloud as enterprise-ready, but one AWS exec used Wednesday's keynote to dish the competitive rhetoric right back.
Pivotal Tries To Steal Amazon's Thunder With Commercial Cloud Foundry Launch
10:33 AM EST Wed. Nov. 13, 2013
As Amazon holds its annual developer conference, Pivotal launches its commercial version of the Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service for building cloud apps.
7 Things The Judge Didn't Like About IBM's CIA Cloud Legal Battle With Amazon
10:15 AM EST Tue. Nov. 12, 2013
As the dust settles from Amazon's eight-month legal battle with IBM over a prized CIA cloud contract, the judge in the case calls out IBM for the legal tactics it employed.
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