CRN Networking News


  • Why Are 3G iPhones So Cheap?
    Apple is selling the 3G iPhone for just $199 due to lower BOM and manufacturing costs as well as subsidies from wireless carriers, according to analysts.
  • Cisco's Chambers: IT Is Cool Again
    Cisco's John Chambers told the crowd at Cisco Live that IT is not a cost center; it's the way strategic business visions come to life.
  • Motorola Motozine ZN5 Is More Camera Than Phone
    Motorola flipped the script on Monday, partnering with Kodak to announce the Motozine ZN5 handset, a new camera phone where the 5-megapixel camera itself is the marquee feature and the phone is just the icing on top.
  • Review: SolarWinds Falls Short
    CRN Test Center reviewers set out to examine SolarWinds Inc.'s Orion Network Monitoring solution but the process was more difficult than expected.
  • Slide Show: 10 Fastest Growing Networking VARs
    You'll have to wait until July to see Everything Channel's 2008 Fast Growth 100 list, but here we offer a sneak preview with a networking twist: the top 10 solution providers confirmed for our list that derive at least 21% of their revenue from network design and implementation or at least 21% of revenue from VoIP integration services. If any VARs know how to spin networking straw into revenue gold, it's these folks.
  • Cisco is still tops as the competition mounts for No. 2


    2008 State Of Technology: Networking - Wired
    Despite hotter trends in different areas, wired technology remains the heart of the networking channel. More than 45 percent of partners responding to Everything Channel's 2008 State of Technology: Networking survey maintain that wired data network infrastructure is still a core component of their business.
  • Videoconferencing at last ready for its close-up


    2008 State Of Technology: Networking - Video
    Videoconferencing has been much-maligned over the years as the technology that never quite managed to live up to the hype. But with the advent of not only IP videoconferencing but high-definition (HD) IP videoconferencing, the tables are finally starting to turn.
  • Tech and services predicted to be strong for 2008


    2008 State Of Technology: Networking - Network Management
    More than a quarter of VARs that took part in Everything Channel's 2008 State of Technology: Networking survey said that this year will be a big one for network management, with many predicting that in 2008, network management technologies and services will generate some of the biggest sales increases in the networking channel. On top of the more than 28 percent of respondents that indicated network management sales will flourish, more than 40 percent of VARs surveyed indicated that network management tools and services also will be the most profitable this year.
  • Partners list services among most profitable outlets


    2008 State Of Technology: Networking - Services
    Blame it on the economy, but across the board, network services are seeing strong growth and providing new opportunities for midtier and SMB channel partners.
  • Juniper Makes The Switch
    Earlier this year, when Juniper Networks Inc. unveiled the industry's worst-kept secret--its foray into the world of enterprise Ethernet switching--the prospect was met with mixed emotions.
  • Sales are growing with 802.11n as the catalyst


    2008 State Of Technology: Networking - Wireless
    Solution providers expect wireless networking sales to grow this year, partially fueled by the new 802.11n WLAN standard that is expected to usher in the era of the "all-wireless" enterprise.
  • Heed the call: VoIP adoption hasn't cooled one bit


    2008 State Of Technology: Networking - VoIP
    Many solution providers in the networking market have staked a claim in the VoIP space, and they aren't looking back. More than 40 percent of solution providers responding to Everything Channel's 2008 State of Technology: Networking survey said they currently sell VoIP/unified communications (UC) products, while nearly 13 percent plan to sell them in the near future. Partners also named it the fastest-growing network technology in the survey.

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