Motherboards


  • 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.
  • Network Access Control Made Easy
    Network access control technology was the darling of the security industry in 2006, as vendors spent much of their time squawking about how their NAC offerings could do just about everything but cure cancer. Yet now that the hype around NAC has quieted, a clearer picture is emerging about what the technology means for the channel.
  • Bake-Off: 3 Network Management Solutions Put To The Test
    Nowadays, connecting a device to the network is generally as simple as just plugging it in. On the other hand, knowing what's on the network, understanding what's happening and troubleshooting problems is getting more complex.
  • Handling Objections
    Brian Haboush, vice president of business development at Intelligent Connections, a Royal Oak, Mich.-based solution provider, talks about ways of getting around negative preconceived notions customers have about NAC technology.
  • The Services Spin
    Tim Hebert, CEO of Atrion Networking, a solution provider in Warwick, R.I., discusses services opportunities around NAC.
  • Getting Started
    Peter Bybee, president and CEO at Network Vigilance, a San Diego-based solution provider, gives insight into the startup costs for integrators looking to add NAC to their portfolios.
  • Hitachi Offers License To Drive Faster
    Mobile professionals demand powerful and robust notebooks to juggle their fast-paced, data-laden activities. With the new Travelstar 7K200 hard drive from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, system builders now can build laptops that can handle the load.
  • No Mobile Channel?
    All the hype around the iPhone got me thinking about the smart phone space and lack of real channel players in what is sure to become the next important computing platform.
  • CDW's High Price Tag
    Did Madison Dearborn Partners pay too high a price for CDW? That's a question the Chicago-based private equity kingpin should be asking itself in the wake of last week's sale of CompuCom Systems.
  • ShadowRAM: July 16, 2007
    What's up with AMD these days? It's investing $7.5 million in Transmeta (Linus Torvald's old company), but it's unclear how much money it is investing in basic blocking and tackling.
  • Five Steps To Faster Growth
    Step three is to do something many solution providers still don't act on-building and deploying a marketing program.
  • Liquid Cooling System Is Cumbersome
    There's no doubt that today's PCs need high wattage thermal electric cooling systems to achieve clock speeds. One solution is CoolIT Systems' Eliminator, which is perhaps one of the most exotic cooling systems on the market.
  • Dual-Core Servers: AMD or Intel?
    An Intel Xeon-based server currently costs about 25 percent more money to build than its AMD Opteron counterpart. What does a system builder get for the extra cost--and is it worthwhile?
  • Road To Continuity
    There are three roads that can bring a Microsoft integrator to the promised land of business-continuity services.
  • What To Watch For In Distribution
    We are in the beginning states of major partner acquistion strategies, which I think will be driven by the value and specialty categories.

Pages