• PCs Are Cool Again
    It's been a long time since a lot of our most interesting stories were coming from the PC space. For a time, PCs were so uncool that a certain magazine changed its name from Computer Reseller News to CRN. But hold on a minute. Several recent developments within the PC space—both on the technology front and from a business standpoint—are making it the space to watch. And that's not going to change for quite some time.
  • DGE-560T PCI Cards Arrive
    Expanding Ethernet network capacity is no longer just for the data center—even user desktops can benefit from a faster network connection.
  • RocketRAID 3320 Blasts Off
    HighPoint Technologies' RocketRAID 3320 is one of the fastest and most stable cards tested by the CRN Test Center. The 3320 card is perfectly suited for data-intensive computing such as e-mail archiving, video streaming and many other uses for high-end storage systems.
  • Will Intel Launch 45nm Chip At IDF?
    Chip leader hints at big announcement at next week's Intel Developer Forum, but system builders are looking past 45nm die shrink to next year's major architecture re-design, codenamed Nehalem.
  • Review: AMD's New Quad Core Barcelona
    With the launch of its quad core Opteron processor, code named Barcelona, AMD aims to change how the market thinks about CPUs. Here's what our Test Center thinks.
  • Bake-Off: Security Rivals Face Off
    Grisoft, Kaspersky Lab and Panda security are boosting their channel presence. Which vendor's suite will take home the CRNtech crown?
  • Rating The MSP Platforms
    Test Center engineers reviewed the top MSP platforms on the market. Key features that were evaluated were automation features at the management servers, ease of deployment through automation, levels of remote management, integration with various business platforms, UI design, and overall capabilities of management server and reporting engine. Here's what we found.
  • Ultra X3 Is Prepped For Power
    Machines with high-end video graphics cards, high-capacity hard drives and powerful processors require a power supply that can bear the load. Ultra Products, already a friend to overclockers and gaming PC enthusiasts everywhere, has added a 1,000-watt version to its growing line of X3 power supplies.
  • More Advice For Dell
    Yes, I am full of advice. Or something like that. But this time the wisdom comes from the feet on the street: The channel. My last column about the challenges Dell's new channel chief faces drew a lot of comment and unsolicited advice. Dell's Greg Davis, faced with building a new, comprehensive channel program, indeed has many challenges. I offered up what I thought those challenges were. And the channel came back to me with some more, and some specifics.
  • ShadowRAM: September 3, 2007
    Will "Dancing with the VARs" be the new spinoff? That's the question we have to ask now that former VAR, former CRN columnist and current Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been tapped to strut his stuff on this fall's "Dancing with the Stars."
  • Margin Makers
    From printers to add-on storage and lots in between, peripherals can provide the spark you're looking for.
  • The Subprime Storm
    Lately I can't seem to keep the Bob Dylan song "Idiot Wind" out of my head. It's because the subprime mortgage debacle reminds me of how stupid brilliant people can be. The country's MBA wizards seized upon the low-interest, rising-home-value climate of recent years to come up with this great scheme to convince borrowers they could use a home mortgage as a giant piggy bank.