CRN's Coverage Of The Best Of Breed Conference 2013


HP CEO Whitman: HP Puts Partners First In New Style Of IT Sales Offensive

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman told Best of Breed Conference attendees that she has steered the company firmly back to its channel roots as part of its turnaround strategy.

10 Tips For Running A VAR: Advice From Shark Tank's Robert Herjavec

Robert Herjavec, Shark Tank entrepreneur and owner of solution provider The Herjaveck Group, offers his insight on running a VAR to BoB Conference 2013 attendees.

Channel Needs To Work Together To Cash In On Cloud Changes

The cloud needs to deepen its relationships with one another to combat its cloud challenges, a forum at the Best of Breed conference said Wednesday.

10 Questions For Michael Dell About Going Private

CRN goes one-on-one with Michael Dell about life after his company goes private.

VMware Pushes Partners To Explore Mobility, SDDC

VMware channel chief Frank Rauch is encouraging partners to embrace new opportunities around mobility, hybrid cloud services and software-defined data center.

Solution Providers Starting To See SDN Move From Buzzword To Reality

Solution providers say customer conversations around SDN are still few and far between, but that the technology is starting to hit a turning point, especially in the enterprise and vertical markets like higher ed.

Michael Dell Talks Channel Strategy For Newly Private Dell

Michael Dell says now that his company is private he's dead serious about growing his channel business.

Solution Provider 500 Companies Poised For Growth In 2014

Solution Provider 500 companies are expecting strong growth in 2014. So where are these top solution providers making their bets?

IBM To Partners: Your Customers Aren't Who They Used To Be

IBM's David Carlquist kicked off this year's Best Of Breed event by urging solution providers to recognize the new face of their IT customers.

BoB Conference

For the third year in a row, the Best of Breed Conference gathered the most innovative technology thought leaders to examine the channel's future. As business models transform and the technologies that drive solutions arrive, adapting is more crucial than ever. Hosted by CRN publisher The Channel Company, the 2013 BoB Conference examined this transformation and took a deeper look at the future of cloud services as well as the ways in which M&A is reshaping the tech landscape and mobility is changing go-to-market strategies. This year's event featured keynotes by Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman and Dell Chairman and CEO Michael Dell.

CRN was on hand at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay in Tampa, Fla. to provide exclusive coverage of the 2013 BoB Conference.