10 How-To Tips For VAR Entrepreneurs

CRN's "How-To" Community is a treasure trove of advice for solution providers running their own businesses. Check out our articles on everything from offering managed print services to using social media to maximizing cloud deployment.

Top 10 Takeaways From The CRN State Of The Market Survey

We surveyed senior level execs at nearly 400 North American solution providers and found they have a generally optimistic outlook for 2011. Here are 10 key data points about your fellow VARs and their expectations for the year.

VAR500: Oracle Settles Accenture Kickback Suit; ACS Impacts Xerox Financials

VAR500 solution providers get busy in cloud computing and smart grid technology; also, Oracle settles a lawsuit involving Accenture.

30 Notable IT Executive Moves: January 2011

It's only the first month of the new year, and already there have been enough CEO step-downs and channel chief charades to fill a database. Here's a recap of the biggest moves of the month.

Test Center Verdict On Samsung's Nexus S -- A Thing Of Pure Beauty

All-Android platform a clean slate for solution providers

10 Cool Laptop Cases

Break out of the winter doldrums with these stylin' new computer bags -- for laptops, netbooks and tablets.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Jan. 28, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.

Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

For the week ending Jan. 28, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

Taking A Close Look At Fujitsu's New LifeBook

The three-pound tablet, which caters to digital artists and the health-care market, offers solution providers a highly capable input device.

HP's Video Close-Up: A Peek At The Visual Collaboration Portfolio

HP kicked off distribution of its new Visual Collaboration business video products, from desktop units to routers and infrastructure. Here's a look at what HP's bringing to market.

Cloud Computing Stocks on the Rise

Cloud Computing has won its fair share of attention over the past year, but it's also won its fair share of investment dollars on Wall Street. Here is a look at six cloud stocks we've been tracking.

2011 Need To Know: Emerging Security Vendors

Check out CRN's list of the top emerging vendors and channel chiefs in the IT security space.

Cisco's SMB Offensive: 12 Notable Recent Releases

Cisco's latest batch of SMB-focused products and services includes new switches, firewalls and storage options. Here's a look at the releases, as well as various highlights of Cisco's SMB product roadmap from the past year.

EMC's Channel Journey: A 14-Year Odyssey

EMC took its time to evolve from an aggressive, no-holds-barred direct sales storage vendor into one which learned to embrace the channel. CRN traces the company's twists and turns toward becoming the channel-friendly company it is today.

2011 Need To Know: Security VARs

Check out CRN's snapshot of the leading security VARs in the market today.

2011 Need To Know: Security Vendors

Looking to jump into the security market? Check out CRN's list of the top technology vendors you should be rubbing elbows with.

Juniper's Sweet 16: Top Execs Driving The New Network

Juniper has made three major executive appointments this month, but it's part of a trend of hires dating back to the fall of 2007 that has essentially redefined the management and momentum of the company. Here's a look at 16 major executives powering Juniper's New Network vision.

CRN's Data Center 100: Part 1

Check out part one of CRN's Data Center 100 a listing of some of the top players in the space that solution providers should get to know.

CRN's Data Center 100: Part 2

Check out part two of CRN's Data Center 100, a listing of some of the top players in the space that solution providers should get to know.

10 Winners And Losers For 2010

CRN looks back at five companies that made questionable decisions that led to setbacks, and five companies that took chances and made moves that paid off in 2010.

Social Networking Security Threats: A Look At Sophos' Security Report

Social networking sites like Facebook are becoming the attack medium of choice for cybercriminals, according to Sophos' Security Threat Report 2011. Here we look at some recent findings.

Inside EMC's New VNXe Entry-Level Storage Array

EMC's VNXe and its Flex-based management puts iSCSI in the nubie's reach.

VAR500: Capgemini Hires, NWN Acquires, IBM Profits

Several VAR500 solution providers are reporting strong quarterly revenue growth, while others are pursuing acquisitions or adding employees.

10 Network Storage Technologies You Need To Know

While network storage is far from new, network storage technologies are still a crucial part of any data storage management strategy.

Scenes From EMC's Major Product Launch

EMC executives, including Joe Tucci, Jeremy Burton and Paul Gelsinger detailed the company's new storage portfolio.