• The N Crowd: Wireless N Put To The Test
    The Test Center examined 802.11n wireless networking gear from Meru Networks, Ruckus Wireless and Cisco Systems and found the products offer better performance, but don't yet reach promised heights.
  • Where's Cisco With Wireless N?
    Despite reluctance from Cisco, reviewers were able to obtain a Cisco Aironet 1250 Series 802.11n access point and test it.
  • BlackBerry Pearl Gets Wi-Fi Upgrade
    BlackBerry and AT&T have released Wi-Fi-enabled BlackBerry Pearl, extending mobile email and applications to the corporate WLAN and hot spots.
  • The Slow Drive To 802.11n
    The new Wi-Fi standard, 802.11n, is trickling into the enterprise, but the midmarket likely won't see much benefit from it in the short term.
  • Ten milestones that could change the 2008 outlook for IT

    Clear Skies Ahead As Chip Designs Debut
    With virtualization and ever-greater leaps in price performance reaching from one end of the value chain to the other, driven by server software, CPUs and graphics, the next two years mean change at break-neck speed—even for an industry used to quick changes. It also means that system builders large and small will in many ways have easier access to more powerful technology than in the past. Here's a look at 10 milestones you should track over the next 12 to 24 months because they have the potential to alter the IT business significantly.
  • Review: Security Is In The Air
    Wireless networks are vulnerable to all kinds of security issues, ranging from rogue access points to unauthorized equipment. To properly secure the network, information is necessary to understand what is going on within the wireless environment.
  • Alternative Vendors: Wireless Networking
    As wireless networking becomes much more pervasive, partially due to the upcoming deluge of 802.11n products, VARs are faced with a choice: Go with the established leader, or align themselves with second-tier wireless vendors that can offer similar performance, better prices and higher margins.
  • What's The Alternative?
    Solution providers partnering with hungry alternative vendors are delivering improved Return On Investment (ROI) for their customers and higher margins for themselves by opening their eyes and looking beyond the market leaders. Here's a rundown of the leaders -- and the alternatives -- across more than a dozen technology categories.
  • Presidio is enjoying an expanded portfolio and saw a 30 percent revenue spike in the past year. This is how it got there.

    Recurring Relationships
    How do you become a member of the billion-dollar club? According to Joel Schleicher, knowing your customers' needs—and meeting them—is a pretty big piece of the puzzle.
  • Can Juniper Make You Switch?
    Is a Hurricane ready to blow through the channel? With Juniper Networks poised to launch its first-ever enterprise Ethernet switch line, code-named Hurricane, VARs pondering whether to get on board face some big hurdles.