CRN Networking News


  • 6 Emerging VoIP Vendors
    Solution providers interested in a refreshing take on VoIP from young, up-and-coming companies need look no further. The 2008 CRN Emerging Vendor list includes six VoIP vendors on the rise.
  • 3Com's New 802.11n Gear
    3Com this week unveiled a new portfolio of products based on 802.11n, the latest wireless LAN standard. Here's a look at three of the newest products in the suite.
  • 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.
  • 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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