The 10 Biggest Microsoft Stories Of 2008

ChannelWeb looks at the stories and developments that garnered the lion's share of attention among Microsoft's channel partners during 2008.

How We Built the 'Ultimate PC'

This year, the Test Center responded to requests and set out to once again build the "Ultimate PC" -- a desktop PC based on the most powerful and compelling components and configuration we could find.

Affinity Index: Displays/Monitors

Opinions vary on the best displays and monitors and how best to move them through the SMB channel. But as Everything Channel's Institute for Partner Education & Development shows, a vendor's ability to achieve targets and customer brand preference are the most important factors VARs considered when scoring vendors.

The 15 Key Channel Chief Departures Of 2008

Lots of big-name channel executives left their posts over the course of 2008. ChannelWeb looks back at some of the notable departures.

Affinity Index: Operating Systems

Microsoft Windows market share may be slowly eroding due to the growing popularity of competitors' offerings, but the software giant still dominates the operating systems space.

10 Burning Questions In Print And Imaging

The economy, vendor M&A and guiding light technologies were on the brain for end users, vendors and analysts at Everything Channel's Print & Imaging Summit.

The Top 10 Tech CEO Departures Of 2008

It was a tumultuous year to be in the top spot at a tech company in 2008. From Symantec to Synnex to VMware, CEOs were either ousted, resigned or retired. Here are some of the most prominent CEO departures in 2008.

Affinity Index: SMB Database Software

While IBM, Microsoft and Oracle have long battled in the database software market, with IBM and Oracle usually leading, research by the Institute for Partner & Education Development shows Microsoft is strong in the SMB channel, with VARs warming to Sun's MySQL offerings.

D&H's Holiday Spirit: Giving Back To The Community

D&H, the 90-year-old employee-owned distributor, has a long history of giving back and supporting community causes. That legacy of caring is especially appreciated during the holiday season.

12 Hot Technologies For Government Customers

Everything Channel's IT ChannelVision: Government
Edition conference brought together more than 100 top solution providers.
to sunny South Florida this week. Here's a look at some of the latest
technology they saw.

Affinity Index: Server/Application Virtualization

VMware is by far the market leader for server virtualization, with competitors Microsoft and Citrix far behind. But when one expands the market to include application virtualization, the race gets much closer.

The 10 Big Stories Of 2008

Hot technology categories got even hotter, big-name vendors ate a bit of humble pie and the channel looked for ways to make global issues their own. Here are the stories that kept ChannelWeb readers coming back for more.

The Mighty Mouse Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Thanks to a bizarre invention by Douglas Engelbart in 1968, a little wooden wheel attached by a wire to a computer helped change technology forever.

The 10 Most Memorable Tech Exec Statements Of 2008

ChannelWeb looks back at 10 IT industry executive statements that stood out in the din of background noise.

Award Winners And More From Print & Imaging Summit

End users, vendors and analysts gathered in Bonita Springs, Fla., for Everything Channel's 2009 Print & Imaging Summit.

Affinity Index: Networking Infrastructure

Cisco Systems was the go-to networking infrastructure vendor for the channel in 2008, and the vendor appeared to get stronger as the year wore on, according to new research by the Institute for Partner Education & Development.

Where In The World Is IT Factory's Stein Bagger?

ChannelWeb gives a pictorial look at the downfall of bankrupt Danish SaaS reseller IT Factory, whose CEO, Stein Bagger, has been indicted in a $170 million fraud case that's affecting IBM -- its main business partner -- as well as several other IT industry giants.

Affinity Index: Portals And Content Management

Microsoft gets the money, but Hewlett-Packard gets the love from solution providers in the portals and content management software, according to new research by the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED).

State Of Technology: Storage -- The Key Takeaways

A rough economic climate pervades, but solution providers interviewed for this year's State of Technology: Storage survey had plenty to be bullish about, with managed services potential leading the way for 2009. Have a look at 19 takeaways from this year's survey data.

10 Security Predictions For 2009

With new sophisticated malware, the plummeting economy and the onslaught of cybercrime organizations, the security landscape is going to be anything but dull in 2009. Here are a few of our own predictions to prepare you for what lies ahead.

New Android Phone Hits The Market

The Kogan Agora, the second Android phone in the world, is set to ship next month in Australia and abroad.

Affinity Index: Storage Management Software

VARs expect storage management software sales to be almost flat in the second half of the year, compared to the first half, with Microsoft, HP and IBM all scrambling for market share, according to new research by the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED).

10 Storage Predictions For 2009

The economic downturn is hurting many businesses, but not the amount of data they have to collect and store, and that means solution providers will shift in 2009 to smaller vendors, virtualization and storage-as-a-service.

How Will Obama Affect Tech? 10 Execs Speak

President-elect Barack Obama has already shown that he's tech-savvy, so when he takes office in January, his impact on the tech industry will surely be felt. Here, we ask 10 tech execs what impact Obama's presidency will have on their specific segments.

18 Scenes From TechSelect: D.C. Style

Tech Data's TechSelect Conference in Washington, D.C., offered solution providers a chance to learn about the latest services from the distributor, technology from dozens of vendors and best practices from each other.

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