SMB/Midmarket Opportunities

  • HIPAA Help
    Health care has moved far beyond the days of "take two aspirin and call me in the morning." Emerging technologies have led to more accurate and quicker diagnoses, better communications between providers through the use of electronic medical records and the freedom for health-care professionals to concentrate on preventative care.
  • Open Source Options For VoIP
    For many solution providers, it's time to start asking, "Open source or proprietary PBX?" They already have a veritable banquet of choices for SMB VoIP -- throw in open source systems to the mix and it becomes a feast.
  • Social Networking For Business
    Adam Eiseman was a big networker long before the Internet came into play. But the CEO of Lloyd Group, a New York-based solution provider, has quickly learned that Web 2.0 networking initiatives can be viable tools for viral marketing, demand generation and recruiting.
  • Can Windows Server 2008 Lift Vista's Boat?
    It's common knowledge in the Microsoft channel that many of the core files in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista are identical. But Microsoft partners believe the impact of the shared code base has been underestimated, and that the stronger performance and security that results from the cross-pollination between the two products is going to have a positive effect on Vista adoption.
  • 2008 CRN Channel Champions Awards
    Set against the backdrop of Tinseltown, CRN honored 19 vendors as this year's Channel Champions. Here's who brought home the bling.
  • Review: Small Projectors With A Lotta Value
    Smaller and cheaper, but easier and more powerful: That's the mantra in IT for everything from servers and PCs to printers and monitors. Projectors are no different, even though sensitive pieces of technology and science, like lenses and light, are to a large degree impervious to theories like Moore's Law.
  • Q&A: Mark Hurd, HP Chairman and CEO
    CMP Channel Industry Editor Craig Zarley sat down with Hewlett-Packard Co. Chairman and CEO Mark Hurd at HP's Palo Alto, Calif. headquarters to discuss Hurd's view of the channel and how solution providers fit into the vendor's plan to grab a bigger slice of the global IT market.
  • ShadowRAM: February 25, 2008
    tkIt's been a year and a half since HP held an Americas Partner Conference, and it seems as if the vendor is bent on making up for lost time. At this week's event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Mark Hurd won't be the big draw—operational gurus just don't have the same pizzazz as Sheryl Crow, who will give a private concert Wednesday night for the 2,000-plus APC attendees.