SMB/Midmarket Opportunities

  • Controller Pairs Price, Performance
    Despite advancements in standardization and the abundance of compatible components, building gaming and high-end graphics workstations still requires finesse. To achieve the best results, there must be a balance between price and performance, and not all RAID controller vendors square the two as well as HighPoint Technologies Inc., Milpitas, Calif., does.
  • Best Buy Pilots Recycling Program
    The program launched June 1, with stores in the Baltimore, San Francisco, and Minnesota markets. Customers can bring in up to two electronic devices per day, per household, for recycling at no charge.
  • The Power Of Green: Demand For Energy-Efficient PCs Grows
    Just a few years ago, most custom system buyers would have rated an energy-efficient PC or server as a "nice to have" item. But as energy prices soar and environmental awareness grows, systems that meet higher energy efficiency standards are rapidly becoming a "gotta have."
  • Xerox Rolls Out Five Printers For SMBs
    Xerox expanded its portfolio of document imaging solutions for the small business and midmarket customer with the release of five new products in the laser printer and MFP spaces.
  • The Economies Of Success
    At a time when escalating gas prices make daily headlines, grocery prices have soared and home foreclosures are at an all-time high, solution providers can actually continue to expand their business and profitability by focusing on certain vertical or geographic markets and technologies that deliver proven cost savings to customers.
  • Time To Get Cracking
    Midsize companies need to change their IT philosophy and modernize their technology infrastructure, even if that requires a significant overhaul in corporate thinking, according to an analyst at Gartner Inc., Stamford, Conn.
  • Five VARBusiness 500 Myths
    The ink wasn't even dry on this year's list of the 500 largest solution providers and vendor service arms when HP made a bold and sudden $13.9 billion bid for EDS. The move significantly changes the solution provider landscape and, if approved, will position HP Services directly behind the largest integrator in the market, IBM Global Services. More than anything, the deal also shows just how fluid our list really is.
  • Hero's Welcome
    With the big-screen adaptation of Marvel Comics' "Iron Man" hitting theaters this month and ushering in Hollywood's summer blockbuster season, it's sure to be followed by a wave of Iron Man merchandise, from toys to video games.