At The Half: CRN's 2015 Tech Midyear In Review


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Heading into the second half of each year, CRN carves out a little time to look back at the previous six months in the IT channel. This year we'll start by highlighting the coolest products making waves in the market and then look at the hottest startups shaking up cloud, big data, security and the rest of the tech world. We'll also examine the biggest executive moves, most controversial companies, best-performing stocks and other stories that had the biggest impact on solution provider businesses in the first half of 2015.

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The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2015 (So Far)

While we're only halfway through 2015, security breaches have already hit the health-care, financial, higher education and federal markets. Here are 10 of the biggest breaches of the year so far.

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The 15 Biggest M&A Deals Of 2015 (So Far)

The first half of 2015 saw major mergers and acquisitions take place in the IT industry. Here are the 15 deals that will have the biggest impact on the IT channel.

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The 10 Coolest Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

From cloud application services to data analytics to the Internet of Things, take a look at the 10 coolest startups of the year so far.

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The 10 Coolest IoT Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

You don't need an autonomous sensor to know these Internet-of-Things startups are defining the future of an industry that some say will be the next big thing in IT.

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The 10 Coolest Cloud Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

The following 10 startups are doing innovative, exciting things with technologies at the cutting edge of the modern data center that are changing the landscape of cloud computing.

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The 10 Coolest Networking Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

The networking industry is going through a major transition, and these 10 startups have been shaking up the market so far in 2015.

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The 10 Coolest IoT Products Of 2015 (So Far)

CRN rounds up 10 of the coolest Internet of Things products and platforms for the first half of 2015.

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The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Big data continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the IT industry with researcher Wikibon predicting market growth of 22 percent this year. Here are 10 of the coolest big data startups of the year (so far).

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The 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Virtualization remains the key enabling technology for cloud, and startups are working on virtualizing storage, servers, networking and management.

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The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Security startups that have stood out so far in 2015 include companies that have launched solutions for containers, apps, threat detection and more.

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The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Startups in the storage industry, with their new ways of tackling problems old and new, may or may not survive in the long term, but many will shape long-term technology development while making the industry an interesting place to be.

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The 10 Coolest Wearables Of 2015 (So Far)

As the popularity of the wearables market heightens, smartwatch vendors are pushing the limits with their wearable releases. Here are the top 10 coolest wearables of 2015, so far.

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The 10 Coolest Processors Of 2015 (So Far)

Versatility defines 2015's crop of microprocessors. From beefy server chips to tiny, low-power IoT chips, here is an update on what's worth keeping an eye on.

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The 10 Coolest Smartwatch Apps of 2015 (So Far)

As smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Gear become more popular, so too do apps running on the wearables. Here are 10 of the coolest smartwatch apps so far of 2015.

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The 10 Coolest Laptops Of 2015 (So Far)

Check out the 10 machines deemed worthy of being included in our list of the coolest laptops of the year (so far).

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The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2015 (So Far)

Storage vendors so far this year have fed a need for speed with a variety of all-flash storage arrays and solid-state drives designed to help applications run faster than ever.

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The 10 Coolest Tablets of 2015 (So Far)

From Microsoft's Surface 3 to Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 2, here are 10 of the coolest tablets so far in 2015 that have enterprise clients cheering.

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The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2015 (So Far)

Storage vendors so far this year have fed a need for speed with a variety of all-flash storage arrays and solid-state drives designed to help applications run faster than ever.

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The 10 Coolest Laptops Of 2015 (So Far)

Check out the 10 machines deemed worthy of being included in our list of the coolest laptops of the year (so far).

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The 10 Coolest Network Security Products Of 2015 (So Far)

With both startups and traditional vendors making big moves over the past six months, take a look at the 10 coolest network security product standouts from the year, so far.

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The 10 Coolest Big Data Products Of 2015 (So Far)

The big data business analytics software arena remained one of the most active segments of the IT industry in the first half of 2015. Here are some of the just-introduced products that caught our attention.

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The 10 Coolest Smartphones Of 2015 (So Far)

It's only halfway through the year, and already smartphone vendors have released several cool new products. Here are the top 10 coolest smartphones of 2015, so far.

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The 10 Coolest Apps Of 2015 (So Far)

These apps up your mobile game and drive productivity, streamline communication, and help IT pros take their mobile mojo to the next level.

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The 10 Coolest Servers Of 2015 (So Far)

The first half of 2015 has seen major releases and updates in the server market from industry powerhouses like Dell, EMC, Lenovo, IBM and Oracle. Here are 10 of the coolest that were released so far this year.

 

 

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