CRN Networking News


  • Affinity Index: Unified Communications
    Solution providers are doing more SMB unified communications business with Cisco Systems than any other vendor, but the networking powerhouse wasn't the top choice when it came to scoring vendors in the new Channel Affinity Index.
  • The 10 Biggest Cisco Stories Of 2008
    Cisco rode high in 2008 with major product launches and big gains in enterprise telephony, but it also took some knocks, both from the economy and in court. ChannelWeb takes a look back at the networking vendor's year.
  • Affinity Index: SMB Network Security
    It's no surprise that Cisco Systems would garner a lot of solution provider attention in the SMB network security space. In new research by the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED), Cisco was the top vendor in terms of the value of all SMB proposals through the channel. But when it came to rating vendors, Cisco finished a distant eighth in the new Channel Affinity Index.
  • Web Tool of the Future: Your Phone
    By 2020, the mobile phone will the primary connection tool to the Internet and it will be so integrated into our daily lives that it will be difficult to imagine what life was like without one, according to new research by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
  • eAccess Solutions unifies communications for ROI-hungry customers


    Solution Provider Chases BlackBerry Storm
    David Bean, president of eAccess Solutions, sits down with CRN to discuss unified communications and how the wireless mobility market space is evolving.
  • Affinity Index: Networking Infrastructure
    Cisco Systems was the go-to networking infrastructure vendor for the channel in 2008, and the vendor appeared to get stronger as the year wore on, according to new research by the Institute for Partner Education & Development.
  • Review: Baltimore Can Brag About WiMAX
    When Sprint's XOHM unit unveiled its first-in-the-U.S., commercially supported WiMAX network—providing 4G speeds for wireless connectivity—the company didn't seem to spare any expense at its kick-off event for the media.
  • Free Internet Access On FCC's Docket
    Free Internet access continues to be a hot topic as the cell phone industry vociferously opposes it, while the Republican leadership of the FCC entertains proposals in favor of it.
  • Field Mobility: The Business Priority Your Customers Cannot Ignore
    Never mind current economic conditions. Mobile workforce and wireless are now a critical business priority due to factors everyone can understand - increased productivity outside "the four walls," need for more up-to-date information and the lack of tolerance for information delays. Mobility cannot be delayed. It cannot be ignored.
  • Juniper Sets Sights On Nortel Partners
    Juniper Networks is promising strong investments in the channel and its partners while also extending an invite to Nortel partners concerned about economic uncertainty and Nortel's continued struggles.

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