Nortel's Decline: A Timeline

Nortel Networks filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Here is a timeline documenting Nortel's fall.

Key Takeaways From The 2009 State Of Technology: Peripherals Study

This year's study examined six peripherals categories with the help of 774 North American solution providers. Here are some things to remember when taking aim at peripherals business this year.

Lenovo Launches Home Desktop PC Trio

Lenovo added three affordable desktop PCs to its consumer line, targeted at customers looking for good functionality without a high price tag.

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2's Known And Unknown Problems

Microsoft has detailed known issues with IE 8 beta 2. There are accusations that more issues abound. We separate the truth from the hype.

The Best (And Worst) Vendor Stocks of 2008

IT vendors had a painful year in 2008, from a telecom giant that ultimately had to file for bankruptcy protection, to a security software player that managed to stem the most of the losses. Here's a look at 33 vendors' 2008 Wall Street performances -- or lack thereof.

SaaS Showdown: Google Apps Vs. Microsoft Windows Live

Google's new reseller program begs the question: Who has the better SaaS office productivity suite -- Google or Microsoft? Here we pit Google Apps Premier Edition against Microsoft's Windows Live Essentials in a head-to-head battle royale.

10 Drool-Inducing Flat-Panel Displays From CES

Flat-panel displays are always one of the most impressive sights at CES, and this year was no exception. Despite a gloomy economy, display vendors exhibited products many won't be able to resist. We look at 10 that will have you reaching for your credit cards.

10 Signs Of The Times From CES 2009

Signs of the interesting times we're living in were everywhere at CES 2009, and not all of them had to do with the economy. offers 10 examples of ominous sights that illustrate the things that people are spending the most time thinking about these days.

10 Hot Smartphones, Cell Phones From CES 2009

Along with being a showcase for the hottest in consumer technology, CES has also become a launching pad for the newest smartphones and cell phones. Here we round up 10 hot mobile devices that were shown off at CES 2009 in Las Vegas.

Cost Cutting Continues At IT Vendors

The list of IT companies laying off employees and taking other cost-cutting steps is growing rapidly in 2009. The unemployment rate hit 7.2 percent in December, and workforce reductions by EMC, Lenovo and others are a good indicator that number will continue to increase.

Get Connected: 8 New Home Networking Products From CES

A bevy of networking vendors rolled out new gear at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show. Here's a look at the latest gear for the digital home.

Macworld Wish List: 10 Products We Want

Some of them won Best of Show awards and others were shown in obscurity at the farthest reaches of the exhibition hall -- but all of these Macworld offerings from software, hardware and accessories vendors impressed us here at

20 Of The Weirdest, Wackiest Sights From CES 2009

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is normally quite a crowded scene, but the economic situation has had a somewhat dampening influence on this year's event. Still, it wouldn't be CES without bizarre sights and mind-boggling products, and in that regard, CES 2009 definitely didn't disappoint.

10 Pimped Out Rides From CES

Forget about the economic doldrums taking its toll on CES this year. There was certainly no signs of belt tightening in the outrageous rides featured in CES' always popular in-vehicle technology showcase.

The Best (And Worst) Channel Stocks Of 2008

Here are the year's 10 best (and worst) stocks for eight distributors, plus two direct marketers, which often serve as product suppliers for VARs.

Windows 7 Beta: The Upgrade

Microsoft has made its first beta version of Windows 7 available, but if you wanted to test out upgrades from Windows XP to the new OS, you're out of luck -- for now.

Macworld 2009: 15 Bizarre Scenes

Without Apple and a Jobs keynote and the latest, greatest gadget, the 2009 Macworld Conference & Expo might have been a disappointment to some. But those die-hard, glass-half-full Mac enthusiasts persevered, and had a little fun in the process. Here are a few scenes from the show floor.

The 10 Worst-Performing VARBusiness 500 Stocks Of 2008

The average VARBusiness 500's company's stock fell 48.5 percent. But some fell further.

Top 10 Performing VARBusiness 500 Stocks Of 2008

Not every public company's shares suffered in 2008. Here are some top solution providers with stocks on the rise.

20 Eye-Catching Products From Opening Night At CES

Forget about the economic doldrums and the drop in attendance at this year's CES. It's still THE place to see the latest and greatest CE products. Here are 20 from the opening preview that turned heads.

The CES Red Carpet: Must-See Celebs, Musicians & Sports Stars

The latest high-tech gear isn't the only thing to scope out at CES 2009. The Las Vegas show also has become a hub for celebrity guests. Here are 20 high-profile folks hitting the CES circuit this year.

11 Hot Storage Products At Macworld 2009

Visitors to the Macworld 2009 Conference & Expo in San Francisco this week found a wide range of ways to store, back up, restore and protect data.

8 Scenes From A Jobs-Less Macworld Keynote

Apple's pulling out of Macworld and its iconic CEO Steve Jobs didn't deliver the keynote for the first time in years. So how did Phil Schiller do filling the bossman's big shoes?

The 20 Most Innovative New Products At CES

The envelopes please -- the 2009 Honorees for the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase get their moment in the spotlight at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show.

10 Glimpses From Macworld Expo History

As Apple moves into the home stretch of its final Macworld Expo, ChannelWeb takes a look back at some of the most notable Macworld announcements from years past.