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Microsoft CEO Ballmer Says Surface Was A Response To Apple iPad, OEMs' Lackluster Tablets
5:04 PM EST Wed. Dec. 18, 2013
As Steve Ballmer prepares to step down as Microsoft CEO, he's acknowledging what many channel partners already thought: That Surface tablets were a response to lackluster OEM hardware.
VARs Talk Up Mobile Security As New Android Malware Surfaces
11:33 AM EST Tue. Dec. 17, 2013
Security researchers at FireEye help dismantle portions of an advanced Android attack used in 64 mobile botnet campaigns to steal personal SMS messages.
The 10 Coolest Smartphones Of 2013, Plus A Bonus
4:00 PM EST Wed. Dec. 11, 2013
One of the coolest smartphones to come out this year wasn't a smartphone at all. Can you guess what it was?
10 Questions Dell World Must Answer For Partners
9:30 AM EST Wed. Dec. 11, 2013
After a nasty battle to take his company private, Michael Dell must face his toughest critics of all -- Dell partners.
Dell Revamps Wireless Gear With Faster Speeds, Easier Management
12:01 AM EST Tue. Dec. 10, 2013
Dell's latest wireless move is aimed deep inside enterprise as it looks to bulk up its converged infrastructure and software-defined networking play.
Most Innovative Products: Part 1
2:35 PM EST Mon. Dec. 09, 2013
CRNtv showcases the most innovative products of the year, from tablets to software.
5 Companies That Had a Rough Week
3:40 PM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
For the week ending Dec. 6, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
1:40 PM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
For the week ending Dec. 6, CRN looks at IT companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
Mobility From A To Z
10:00 AM EST Fri. Dec. 06, 2013
As mobility continues to be one of the most disruptive trends in the channel, we dig through the hype to bring you everything you need to know about the rapidly changing mobility landscape from A to Z.
Microsoft To Partners: We're Not Really Asking You To Destroy Surface Accessories
6:36 PM EST Thu. Dec. 05, 2013
Microsoft addresses partners' confusion over a document that appeared to ask them to commit to destroying Surface hardware accessories to be eligible to sell Surface tablets.
Microsoft May Expand Surface Sales To More Partners, But Requirements Are Strict
3:00 PM EST Wed. Dec. 04, 2013
According to an email to select partners viewed by CRN, Microsoft is considering opening up Surface sales to a wider range of solution providers -- but the requirements they are being asked to meet are stringent.
Google Ramps Up Android Security As Threats Grow
5:03 PM EST Tue. Dec. 03, 2013
The latest version of Android further locks down applications, but security experts say the threats that continue to target the fairly open platform significantly outweigh the threats against Apple or Microsoft.
The 10 Coolest Open-Source Apps Of 2013
4:00 PM EST Tue. Dec. 03, 2013
Open-source apps provide the building blocks for more, greater sets of functionality for the mobile world. Here are the 10 coolest for 2013.
The 20 Coolest Apps Of 2013
4:00 PM EST Mon. Dec. 02, 2013
Apps that can help save money, keep fit and stay entertained anywhere in the world.
2013 Best Companies: What Technologies Are Most Important To Solution Providers' Future?
4:00 PM EST Fri. Nov. 29, 2013
CRN's third annual Best Companies To Partner With survey unearthed some insights about what categories of technologies solution providers consider most important to the future of their businesses.
2013 Best Companies: By Technology
10:00 AM EST Fri. Nov. 29, 2013
CRN's third annual Best Companies To Partner With survey included a look at how vendors measured up by technology. Here's a look at the top scorers in each technology category.
10 Black Friday Deep Tech Discounts
12:37 PM EST Wed. Nov. 27, 2013
CRN looks at this year's best Black Friday tech deals at Target, Lantronix, Best Buy, D&H, OfficeMax and more.
Mobile Device Management Vendors Tackling BYOD Challenges With Beefed-Up Security
12:03 PM EST Wed. Nov. 27, 2013
Secure workspaces on mobile devices build on the capabilities in mobile device management platforms, according to NSS Labs. Here's a look at some emerging vendors that specialize in separating corporate data from personal data on employee devices and keeping it secure.
CRN's Holiday Gift Guide, Part 2 (Video)
12:00 PM EST Wed. Nov. 27, 2013
Looking for more gift ideas for the holidays? Here's another round of gadgets from CRN's Holiday Gift Guide.
2013 Best Companies: Who's Up And Who's Down
4:00 PM EST Tue. Nov. 26, 2013
Here we take a look at the companies that moved up or declined the most on CRN's 2013 Best Companies to Partner With list, an annual rating of IT vendors by their solution provider channel partners.
BlackBerry Ousts Top Execs In Advance Of Major Restructuring Effort
3:26 PM EST Mon. Nov. 25, 2013
BlackBerry has ousted its top executives in a bid to consolidate power with newly appointed John Chen set to accelerate the ailing company's recovery attempt.
2013 Best Companies To Partner With
10:00 AM EST Mon. Nov. 25, 2013
Get a first look at CRN's third annual exclusive new research study, Best Companies To Partner With, which asked solution providers to rank their must-have technology vendors.
5 Companies That Had A Rough Week
2:21 PM EST Fri. Nov. 22, 2013
For the week ending Nov. 22, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
12:37 PM EST Fri. Nov. 22, 2013
For the week ending Nov. 22, CRN looks at IT companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.
Partners: Apple Victory Will Not Hurt Samsung Smartphone Sales
7:03 PM EST Thu. Nov. 21, 2013
Samsung will pay $290 million in damages to Apple over patent disputes, but partners say the loss will do nothing to slow down the full-speed-ahead mentality at Samsung.
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