25 Execs To Watch From The 2008 VARBusiness 500

These movers and shakers of the channel run the top 25 companies of this year's VARBusiness 500.

It's Not Easy Being Green: Who Has The Greenest Switches?

Calling a solution green has become a marketing buzzword and vendors are quickly following suit saying they have the greenest this or greenest that. But a controversial new study by research firm In-Stat set out to determine "who leads and who lags?" when it comes to green switching.

Microsoft's Data Centers Taking Shape

ChannelWeb takes a peek at the concrete and steel skeletons of Microsoft's Chicago and Dublin data center projects and offers some insight into how the software giant plans to leverage them.

Hit The DECT: 10 Hot DECT VoIP Phones, Tools

A number of vendors are bringing out phones based on DECT (digital enhanced cordless telecommunications) technology, an international standard known to be reliable, robust and secured. Check out these offerings.

TechData Kicks Off TechSelect Conference -- Vegas Style!

Tech Data kicked off its TechSelect conference for 210 VARs last week in Las
Vegas by bringing out a bevy of show-business heavyweights (or at least
reasonable facsimiles thereof). And by the end, even Tech Data executives were
getting in on the act.

25 Hot Products From RetailVision Europe

More than 75 vendors came to the magical city of Rome for RetailVision Europe 2008 to display their own product masterpieces to capture the hearts, imagination and buying power of nearly 100 of Europe's top retailers.

Bake-Off: Color Printers

Eight manufacturers, eight color printers -- in this showdown, winner takes all.

Inside Apple's Biggest U.S. Store

Mac mania hit Boston this week as Apple opened its largest U.S. retail store. Thousands crowded in to take a peek. Here's what they saw.

Distribution Exec's 'Green' North Pole Adventure

Don Bell, president, chairman and CEO of distributor Bell Microproducts, joined a trip to the North Pole led by British adventurer David Hempleman-Adams, aimed at drawing attention to global warming and the need to preserve the polar ice cap.

VAR Pranks Apple's Flagship Store

Solution provider and Apple reseller Tech Superpowers celebrates the grand opening of Apple's Boston flagship store.

VAR's Warehouse Voice System 'Speaks' To Workers

Picking products in a warehouse may not be the easiest job in the world, but with an application recently deployed by solution provider Lucas Systems, Do It Best Corp. has taken advantage of a new trend in warehouse technology: a voice-directed, picking application.

Scenes From Synnex's First Varnex Conference

The Synnex Varnex conference brought together more than 120 solution providers and dozens of vendors.

Products We Love At XChange Government Integrator '08

Vendors at XChange Government Integrator '08 showcased their most cutting-edge notebook computers, projectors and RFID technologies.

The Many Faces Of Linux

Nowadays, the Linux user experience is slick, clean, and aesthetically pleasing, thanks to the GNOME and KDE desktop environments. Users can keep the same desktop experience from distribution to distribution.

Achieving Victory At ePlus' National Sales Meeting

VARBusiness 500 superstar ePlus capped off its three-day national sales meeting with a keynote address by Mike Eruzione, who scored the winning goal in the Olympic victory over the Soviet Union.

25 Cool Products For Mobile Workers

From super-small laptops to nifty portable peripherals, here are 25 cool products to keep mobile workers primed and productive.

Scenes From IBM's Partner Leadership Conference

IBM's revamped partner conference banished the the hoopla and instead focused on the theme of leadership and what solution providers need to succeed.

2008 Government VAR Awards Honor The Cream Of The Crop

Solution providers and vendors met up at this year's XChange Government Integrator '08 conference in Washington, D.C. this year to honor the companies that prove that they understand the IT requirements of the public sector.

Cisco, Teliris Expand Telepresence Offerings

Cisco and Teliris on Monday unveiled new telepresence video conferencing solutions designed to hit every size of deployment, from the single user to an 18-person meeting. Here are the details for each.

SAP Revs Sapphire 2008 With Eric Clapton

Quick Clicks: SAP provided plenty of information on its product portfolio at its Sapphire 2008 users show in Orlando, Fla., but it also let loose with an Eric Clapton concert.

Finding The Right Storage-as-a-Service Partner

Solution providers looking to expand their managed services offerings are finding Storage-as-a-Service a quick, low-cost way to go. Here are potential technology partners and their plans.

Digital Dreams In A Steam Engine World

Charles Babbage conceived of the 'first computer' in the 1840s, but was never able to actually build one. A British team has finally realized his designs for the five-ton, hand-cranked Difference Engine No. 2 -- and now it's arrived in Silicon Valley.

What CIOs Love At The Midsize Enterprise Summit

More than 300 IT executives and dozens of vendors met to talk about midmarket solutions at the Midsize Enterprise Summit.

HTC Joins Attack Of iPhone Clones

HTC this week unveiled the Touch Diamond, a touch screen mobile device poised to rival the Apple iPhone. Here we look at a handful of devices that hope to bank on widely successful iPhone model.

20 Great-Looking Solution Provider Sites

In this informal survey, we recognize twenty sites from the VARBusiness 500 that go beyond dull presentations to deliver appealing experiences for their users.