CRN News, Analysis, and Perspective for VARs and Technology Integrators http://www.crn.com/ en http://www.crn.com/ckfinder/userfiles/images/crn/logos/crn-logo126x40.png CRN http://www.crn.com/ News, Analysis, and Perspective for VARs and Technology Integrators 126 40 Mon, 22 May 2017 12:14:00 -0400 Mon, 22 May 2017 12:14:57 -0400 Beyond The PC: Intel's Drive Into High-Growth Emerging Tech Markets Will Be Powered By Partners http://www.crn.com/news/internet-of-things/300085546/beyond-the-pc-intels-drive-into-high-growth-emerging-tech-markets-will-be-powered-by-partners.htm Nimble and innovative channel partners are bringing Intel's new IoT, artificial intelligence and cloud technology into the market and driving business, executives said ahead of the vendor's Intel Solutions Summit. Internet-of-Things Mon, 22 May 2017 12:14 EDT CRN Lindsey O'Donnell The New Wave Has Arrived: Intel's Ramp-Up Of Products For IoT http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/internet-of-things/300085631/the-new-wave-has-arrived-intels-ramp-up-of-products-for-iot.htm As a leader in the booming Internet of Things industry, Intel offers a range of IoT products for partners and customers. Here are five of their best offerings for IoT and personal computing. Internet-of-Things Mon, 22 May 2017 12:00 EDT CRN Kyle Alspach 5 Intel Executives Every Partner Should Know http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/components-peripherals/300085626/5-intel-executives-every-partner-should-know.htm Here are the faces you need to know behind the Intel's new strategy across data center, Internet of Things and other emerging technologies. Components-Peripherals Mon, 22 May 2017 12:00 EDT CRN Lindsey O'Donnell Looking For 'Titanium' Growth, A Dell EMC Partner Hires Its First COO http://www.crn.com/news/channel-programs/300085571/looking-for-titanium-growth-a-dell-emc-partner-hires-its-first-coo.htm Winslow Technology Group was grandfathered into the Titanium level of Dell EMC's combined channel partner program, but meeting the Titanium revenue requirements in the coming year will mean quickly growing the business. Channel-Programs Mon, 22 May 2017 07:00 EDT CRN Joseph F. Kovar Midmarket CIOs: Here's How Solution Providers Can Help Us http://www.crn.com/news/channel-programs/300085606/midmarket-cios-heres-how-solution-providers-can-help-us.htm What's on the minds of IT directors at midmarket companies? Here's what five CIOs had to say at a recent panel discussion. (From ITBestOfBreed.com) Channel-Programs Sat, 20 May 2017 10:26 EDT CRN Rick Saia Head-To-Head: Dell XPS 13 Vs. Microsoft Surface Pro 4 http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/mobility/300085541/head-to-head-dell-xps-13-vs-microsoft-surface-pro-4.htm The CRN Test Center compares the popular Windows 10 devices from Dell and Microsoft. Here's how the Dell XPS 13 stacks up with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4. Mobility Sat, 20 May 2017 10:00 EDT CRN Kyle Alspach Q&A: Sophos CEO On WannaCry Ransomware, New Products And Double-Digit Security Growth http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/security/300085521/qa-sophos-ceo-on-wannacry-ransomware-new-products-and-double-digit-security-growth.htm Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman spoke with CRN following the company's 2017 earnings to talk about the company's double-digit growth, new products and partner reaction to the WannaCry ransomware attacks. Security Fri, 19 May 2017 16:34 EDT CRN Sarah Kuranda HTC Global Outbids Capgemini With Surprise $93M Offer For Ciber http://www.crn.com/news/managed-services/300085531/htc-global-outbids-capgemini-with-surprise-93m-offer-for-ciber.htm HTC's $93 million bid vastly exceeds the $50 million "stalking horse" agreement Ciber reached with Paris-based Capgemini in April when it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Managed-Services Fri, 19 May 2017 15:22 EDT CRN Matt Brown 5 Companies That Had A Rough Week http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/channel-programs/300085526/5-companies-that-had-a-rough-week.htm For the week ending May 19, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions. Channel-Programs Fri, 19 May 2017 15:00 EDT CRN Mark Haranas Cisco CEO Robbins On 'Severe' Competition, WannaCry Attack, Political Uncertainty And More http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/networking/300085506/cisco-ceo-robbins-on-severe-competition-wannacry-attack-political-uncertainty-and-more.htm Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins spoke with CNBC on Thursday about a variety of topics, including earnings, market competition and his company's direction. Networking Fri, 19 May 2017 13:20 EDT CRN Mark Haranas WannaCry Debrief: MSPs Say Proactive Security Key To Guarding Against Next Ransomware Attack http://www.crn.com/news/security/300085516/wannacry-debrief-msps-say-proactive-security-key-to-guarding-against-next-ransomware-attack.htm Headline-grabbing attacks like last week's WannaCry only help draw attention to the importance of proactive security in preventing ransomware and other types of attacks, say MSPs. Security Fri, 19 May 2017 12:13 EDT CRN Sarah Kuranda 5 Companies That Came To Win This Week http://www.crn.com/slide-shows/channel-programs/300085511/5-companies-that-came-to-win-this-week.htm For the week ending May 19, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel. Channel-Programs Fri, 19 May 2017 11:16 EDT CRN Mark Haranas SAP Offers Timetable For New Releases Of iOS Developer Kit Through Apple Alliance http://www.crn.com/news/applications-os/300085501/sap-offers-timetable-for-new-releases-of-ios-developer-kit-through-apple-alliance.htm SAP sees the joint development work with Apple, linking iOS applications with enterprise systems, as a key element of its digital transformation strategy. Applications-OS Fri, 19 May 2017 09:46 EDT CRN Rick Whiting Cloud Security Vendor iBoss Bulks Up To Handle Growing Client Base http://www.crn.com/news/security/300085366/cloud-security-vendor-iboss-bulks-up-to-handle-growing-client-base.htm The vendor, most of whose sales are through the channel, plans to double its payroll as it shifts its headquarters to Boston. Security Fri, 19 May 2017 06:00 EDT CRN Rick Saia MSP Logicworks Expands Industry-Focused Automation Platform For AWS http://www.crn.com/news/cloud/300085496/msp-logicworks-expands-industry-focused-automation-platform-for-aws.htm The New York-based managed services provider is at the forefront of an emerging trend in the channel: Cloud partners developing unique software services for specific industry verticals. Cloud Thu, 18 May 2017 20:00 EDT CRN Joseph Tsidulko Panasonic Launches Its Next-Gen Rugged Laptop, The Toughbook 33, With Improved Portability And Flexibility http://www.crn.com/news/mobility/300085436/panasonic-launches-its-next-gen-rugged-laptop-the-toughbook-33-with-improved-portability-and-flexibility.htm The laptop features a detachable display with a 3:2 aspect ratio, improvements to processing power and a form factor that's thinner and lighter than the previous model. Mobility Thu, 18 May 2017 19:00 EDT CRN Kyle Alspach AMD Looks For Server Comeback With New EPYC Data Center Processor http://www.crn.com/news/data-center/300085486/amd-looks-for-server-comeback-with-new-epyc-data-center-processor.htm AMD was once the only serious Intel competitor in the x86 server processor market with its Opteron line, before exiting the market about five years ago. Now AMD is back with a new architecture, promising leading performance and lower costs. Data-Center Thu, 18 May 2017 18:05 EDT CRN Joseph F. Kovar Intel Launches New IoT Platform For The Shipping Industry, Teams With Honeywell http://www.crn.com/news/internet-of-things/300085471/intel-launches-new-iot-platform-for-the-shipping-industry-teams-with-honeywell.htm The Intel Connected Logistics Platform will provide real-time data on shipments to help combat spoilage and delays. Internet-of-Things Thu, 18 May 2017 17:45 EDT CRN Kyle Alspach Fishtech To Build New Cloud Security Operations Center, The Next Step In A Managed Security Evolution http://www.crn.com/news/security/300085456/fishtech-to-build-new-cloud-security-operations-center-the-next-step-in-a-managed-security-evolution.htm Fishtech, founded by FishNet Security founder Gary Fish, announced it is working on building a Cloud Security Operations Center, to provide purpose-built cloud security services to customers. Security Thu, 18 May 2017 17:30 EDT CRN Sarah Kuranda SADA Systems Will Be First Partner To Use Google's Orbitera Platform To Service Google Cloud Customers http://www.crn.com/news/cloud/300085461/sada-systems-will-be-first-partner-to-use-googles-orbitera-platform-to-service-google-cloud-customers.htm The innovative Google channel partner will leverage the cloud-commerce platform Google acquired last summer to deliver cost-controls and self-provisioning of bundles to its enterprise customers. Cloud Thu, 18 May 2017 16:00 EDT CRN Joseph Tsidulko