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  • Key Findings: International Expansion Study
    Nearly a quarter of U.S. solution providers already do some business outside the U.S. and a surprisingly large 14 percent are considering branching out internationally within the next 5 years.
  • Fakes: Can You Tell The Difference?
    Counterfeit goods, both hardware and software, have infiltrated the channel, and solution providers that aren't careful could—knowingly or not—get burned.
  • The E-Mail Archiving Services Spin
    Dan Carson, vice president of marketing and business development at Open Systems Solutions, Willow Grove, Pa., on e-mail archiving service opportunities.
  • Slide Show: 10 Emerging Distributors To Watch
    While everyone in the channel knows bigwig distributors like Ingram Micro and Tech Data, smaller distributors that focus on niche technologies or geographies are making their mark, offering resellers a variety of options when it comes to choosing the right solution from the right distributor. CRN takes a look at 10.
  • The Smart Way To Rip And Replace Vista With XP
    Many integrators are faced by an unexpected challenge created by Microsoft's latest operating system Vista. The problem solution providers are finding is that while Vista comes pre-installed on new systems many customers don't want it.
  • Open-Source Battle
    Massachusetts now hopes to support Microsft's Office Open XML format, in addition to the Open Document Format. Leaders present their views as the discussion heats up.
  • The Changing VoIP Landscape
    A series of M&As. A private equity deal. A public offering. Oh, and the entry of a new major player. A storm of activity is whirling around the VoIP market.
  • Does IBM Matter To You?
    Not feeling the love anymore? You're not alone. For IBM VARs, 'true blue' has taken on a whole new meaning.
  • How To Succeed In Business Software
    Find out the results of the 2007 VARBusiness State of technology Survey, and how Bluewolf and a new generation of solution providers are breaking away from old models.
  • The Coming VoIP War
    Now that Microsoft is jumping into the VoIP market, it is only a matter of time. The war is coming. And it won't be Nortel vs. Avaya. Sure, those players will be around, and a few smaller players will survive. But the true battle royale will be between Cisco and Microsoft.

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