General Dynamics Gets Rugged With New Notebook

General Dynamics Itronix unveils its GD8000 notebook, made to withstand the elements.

20 Scenes From Microsoft Convergence In New Orleans

Convergence, the annual gathering of Microsoft Dynamics software customers and channel partners, landed in New Orleans last week with 7,000 attendees (including 2,000 channel partners). While attendance took a hit with the recession, here are 20 scenes from the show and the diehards who made it.

2009 CRN Channel Champions Awards

CRN hit the Big Easy to name this year's Channel Champions. Here's a look at the winners.

The Future Of Servers: Unified, Consolidated, Virtual

Even without next week's unveiling by Cisco of its server strategy, VARs and their customers face big shifts in the way servers will develop in the future. We talked to some of the leaders in the server business to understand these shifts.

New Nokia Devices Let The Music Play

In its continued attempt to one-up the Apple iPhone, Nokia on Wednesday added a trio of new music-centric devices to its handheld roster.

A VAR's Katrina Tale

Jim Perrier refused to let Katrina take down the solution provider business he built from the ground up in New Orleans a quarter century ago.

Government IT: 25 Solutions To See At FOSE

It's the Federal Office Systems Exposition, but most know it simply as FOSE. checks in on 25 new and recent channel-ready solutions on display at this year's exhibition, from hot rugged notebooks to the latest in business intelligence and environmental monitoring.

Cool Tech: The Best Of CeBIT

The greenest IT, the flashiest robots and a tiny video display that has to be seen to be believed -- serves up the technological and industrial design marvels of CeBIT 2009.

Hammers And Hearts: VARs Give Back To New Orleans

At XChange Solution Provider in New Orleans, VARs, friends and members of Everything Channel came together to do work on two houses for Habitat For Humanity in the eastern part of the city.

Small Business Storage: So Many Products, So Many Needs

Trying to find the right hardware, software and service to match the growing storage requirements of a small business can be tough given all the choices available.

Tech Sector Layoffs Mount

Last month, more tech firms joined the burgeoning list of companies that have announced layoffs.

10 Must-See Products At XChange Solution Provider '09

Joining us for XChange Solution Provider '09 in New Orleans? Check out some of the new products exhibiting vendors will be talking about at the show.

5 Hot Hardware Products At DEMO 2009

While the exhibitors at the DEMO Conference were heavily skewed towards social networking and other Web 2.0 technologies, a few companies managed to get across the message that new hardware technologies are still cool.

12 Hot Web Security Products For The Midmarket

The Web is becoming a bigger battleground as malware increasingly bypasses standard security solutions. Here are a few solutions that put the odds in your favor.

The Sights And Stars Of CeBIT

From Arnold to Intel, CeBIT again delivers the celebrities, exhibitors and venues that have made this the biggest technology trade show in the world.

2009 Channel Chiefs: Who's Who In Software

Our annual guide to who's who in channel management at software vendors.

2009 Channel Chiefs: The 100 Percent Club

You want commitment? Look no further. These chiefs all say their companies are pure channel plays, relying on their partners for 100 percent of their sales. Check out Who's Who in our 100 percent club.

2009 Channel Chiefs: Who's Who In Distribution

Our annual guide to Who's Who in channel programs at IT distributors.

VMworld: Virtualization Heads Towards The Cloud

At VMworld Europe, Citrix and Microsoft made strides to catch up with VMware with free hypervisors, new management capabilities and an answer to VMotion, while VMware moved to cloud computing with a new architecture and partner ecosystem.

Security Vendors Help Partners In The Down Economy: 13 Perspectives

When the economy goes bad, everyone suffers, including channel partners. Here are a few ways that security vendors are taking the sting out of the recession for their partners.

2009 Channel Chiefs: Who's Who In Systems & Peripherals

Our annual guide to who's who in systems and peripherals channel management.

Ferrari's Geek Factor

The cars are always impressive, but Ferrari's path to Formula 1 championships starts in the data center.

2009 Channel Chiefs: Who's Who In Networking

Our annual guide to who's who in networking and unified communications channel management.

New Verizon Wireless Phone Is Truly 'Versa-tile'

Our first impression of the LG Versa leaves us eager to explore the phone in more detail. We're also interested in seeing what other modules and applications are in store.

10 Things Steve Ballmer Is Thinking About Right Now

In a speech at Microsoft's Strategic Update Meeting in New York earlier this week, CEO Steve Ballmer spoke frankly about issues his company faces. We look at some of his unvarnished statements and address their implications for the software giant's strategic endeavors.