CRN Networking News


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 20 Most Strategic Networking Vendors
    Solution providers surveyed in this year's Everything Channel State of Technology: Networking study picked their most strategic vendors. Here's a look at who came out on top.
  • Making Virtualization Painless
    Your clients and prospects are interested in the possibilities virtualization can offer, but they are cautious and resistant to change. This Everything Channel NetSeminar will explore this dynamic and other common pain points that IT departments are facing today.
  • Avaya Names First Global Channel Chief
    The executive shuffling continued today at Avaya, with former Motorola channel chief Jeremy Butt being named Avaya's vice president of worldwide channels.
  • Verizon Wireless Palm Centro vs. 3G Apple iPhone
    On the heels of Apple launching the 3G iPhone, Verizon Wireless announced it will carry the Palm Centro. Both are low-priced touch screen devices, but that's pretty much where the similarties end.

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