Scenes From Synnex's National Conference

Synnex's National Conference drew more than 1,200 vendor and solution provider attendees this year, an event that included insight into the distributor's new offerings, and a little fun too. Here's a look at what transpired.

VAR500: ACS Boosts Head Count, Accenture Signs Navy Deal

This week, ACS increased its headcount, Cerner saw its sales grow, and Fiserv earned a government contract.

Six Types Of Cloud Computing Partners, According To IBM

As customers quickly move part or all of their IT operations to public, private or hybrid clouds, IBM has identified six types of partners through which it works with such customers. Which one are you?

7 Hot New Cloud Computing Offerings To Check Out Now

Cloud computing took center stage at this week's Cloud Expo in Santa Clara, and here are seven hot new cloud computing products and offerings highlighted at the show.

Scenes From IBM's Information On Demand Conference

Solution providers, data system managers, BI analysts, and maybe even an Elvis impersonator or two, turned out last week for IBM's Information on Demand conference in Vegas. Here's what you missed if you didn't make it to Big Blue's confab -- or you went and spent most of your time watching that other 'blue man group.'

Stalking The New Avaya: CEO Kennedy Covers The Bases

In an exclusive interview with CRN, Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy offers his vision for the Avaya of tomorrow, not only as a channel company, but also as a cloud player, a strong competitor to the likes of Cisco and Microsoft and, eventually, a public company again.

10 Open-Source Security Products You Can Download Now

Open-source security products are increasingly sophisticated and robust. Plus, they come with a very affordable price tag.

Scenes From Avnet's IBM Partner Conference

At its annual IBM conference in San Antonio, Avnet hosted hundreds of Big Blue partners. The two companies are celebrating their 25th anniversary working together.

20 Notable IT Executive Moves: October

Our monthly roundup of the most notable executive moves relevant to the IT channel, from vendor C-suite charades to VARs making big changes.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Oct. 29, 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 Oct. 29, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

ARC 2010: Best, Worst Vendors For Product Innovation

Successful companies know they must innovative or they'll die. To do that, they need to select the best and brightest partners out there. Here are the best -- and worst -- at product innovation, rated by solution providers in our Annual Report Card.

ARC 2010: Best, Worst Vendors For Partnership

The 2010 Annual Report Card outlines how vendors rank in Partnership -- based on how you rated their performance.

Watch Out! 10 Spooky Halloween Security Threats

Halloween is almost here -- time for candy, pumpkins and lots of ghost stories. Here are a few of what we think are the season's spookiest, most frightening threats. Read on, if you dare.

Scenes From The N-able Partner Summit

N-able's Partner Summit was the place to talk managed services and award those MSPs on the fast track to success. Here are some of the conference's highlights.

ARC 2010: Best, Worst Vendors For Services

Here they are: The best and worst vendors for Services Opportunities, according to CRN's Annual Report Card (ARC).

UC In Sin City: 15 Scenes From Avaya's Americas Partner Conference

Avaya's annual partner confab brought hundreds of partners to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where Avaya sought to portray itself as shifting out of a defensive stance and into an aggressive growth mode. Here's a quick look at how it went down.

VAR500 Roundup: Projects Range From Vet Affairs To Banking's Future

HP, CACI, Sapient, Siemens IT and Wipro use IT solutions in health-care, financial and the 'green' verticals.

The 10 Biggest Challenges Facing MSPs

CRN asked 10 of attendees of N-able Technologies' Partner Summit to identify the biggest challenges facing MSPs these days. Their answers ranged from financial to technical. Here's a closer look at what they had to say.

Behind The Scenes At Westcon's Cisco UCS LEAP Center

Westcon and Cisco last week cut the ribbon at Westcon's Denver-based LEAP Center, a state-of-the-art facility focused on Cisco's UCS platform which allows the distributor's solution providers to demonstrate, train on, and test customer applications in real-world environments. CRN was there to learn about the technology inside the LEAP Center and to see what it means to solution providers.

ARC 2010: Best, Worst IT Vendors For ROI

How do your favorite vendors rank in terms of return on investment? Here's the top five and worst five -- according to fellow VARs.

Part 2: Top 100 Health-Care VARs

Check out part two, in alphabetical order, of our list of 100 VARs in the health-care space.

Part 1: Top 100 Health-Care VARs

Check out part one, in alphabetical order, of our list of 100 VARs in the health-care space.

ARC 2010: Top 10 Channel Partner Programs

Wondering how your favorite vendor partner programs stack up? Here are the top ten vendor partner programs as rated by solution providers in our Annual Report Card survey.

Part 1: Top 100 Health-Care Vendors

Check out part one, in alphabetical order, of our list of 100 IT vendors in the health-care space.

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