SMB/Midmarket Opportunities

  • The 10 Coolest Notebooks Of 2008
    From gaming to business, retail to commercial, Wi-Fi to WiMAX, 2008 was the most cutting-edge year ever in the history of mobile computing.
  • The 10 Coolest Smartphones Of 2008
    It was an awesome year for smartphones. From iPhones to BlackBerrys, 2008 saw the emergence of touch-screen titans, the first LG smartphone to hit the U.S. and the first device based on Google Android. Here are the 10 coolest smartphones that hit the market (or at least promised to) in 2008.
  • The 10 Biggest Cisco Stories Of 2008
    Cisco rode high in 2008 with major product launches and big gains in enterprise telephony, but it also took some knocks, both from the economy and in court. ChannelWeb takes a look back at the networking vendor's year.
  • The 10 Biggest IBM Stories Of 2008
    IBM may not dominate the IT industry the way it did in the 20th century, but it's still the industry's 800-pound gorilla and the fortunes of many solution providers rise and fall with the goings-on at Big Blue. Here is a recap of the 10 biggest stories in 2008 in the IBM world.
  • The 10 Biggest Dell Stories Of 2008
    The year was not easy for PC manufacturer Dell. While the company took important steps forward to strengthen its channel play, it was also hit by layoffs, a court ruling that said it engaged in deceptive business practices and a corrosive market. ChannelWeb looks at these and other stories that shaped Dell's year.
  • The 10 Biggest HP Stories Of 2008
    What news out of Palo Alto had Hewlett-Packard channel partners and IT professionals buzzing this past year? ChannelWeb looks at the most important headlines involving the most important technology company in the world.
  • Catching Up With Watson
    Despite the current storm clouds gathered over the economy, Allison Watson, corporate vice president of Microsoft Corp.'s Worldwide Partner Group, says there's plenty of opportunities for VARs to grow, as long as they stay focused on projects that improve energy efficiency, boost productivity and drive down costs.
  • MSPs Move Upstream
    More MSPs are taking their services offerings upstream and more experienced service providers are finding more success than newcomers, according to a study by MSP platform vendor Nimsoft Inc., Redwood City, Calif.
  • Selling Green IT Means Digging Deeper With Customers
    Varsity Technologies CEO Patrick Ciccarelli is not opposed to selling IT products and services that help the environment. Quite the contrary. But the problem, he feels, is in many cases those solutions aren't helping the end user. And there's a way to do both.
  • Review: NAS Device A Worthy Contender
    Network-attached storage devices started out as relatively simple ways for an enterprise to add additional shared storage space to its network. Over the past few years, though, these appliances have been shrinking in both size and price, allowing the SMB and SOHO markets to take advantage of their features. There are even a few models that target the rising home network and media center users.
  • State Of Technology: Storage -- The Key Takeaways
    A rough economic climate pervades, but solution providers interviewed for this year's State of Technology: Storage survey had plenty to be bullish about, with managed services potential leading the way for 2009. Have a look at 19 takeaways from this year's survey data.
  • MSP Partners, ASCII Group Will Collaborate
    Members of MSP Partners, an alliance between Cisco Systems, Ingram Micro, Intel, Level Platforms and Microsoft, can reach out to ASCII members for help outside their core competencies.