10 Things Mitel And ShoreTel Partners Need To Know About The New Mitel

Mitel's $530 million acquisition of ShoreTel is one of the largest unified communications deals in years and creates the second largest vendor in the global UCaaS market. Here's how the acquisition will impact partners and customers.

5 Takeaways From Satya Nadella's Microsoft Ignite Keynote

The Microsoft CEO discussed the company's progress in delivering offerings based on cloud, artificial intelligence and mixed-reality technologies.

2017 Best (And Worst) States To Start A Solution Provider Business: How Growth-Friendly Is Your State?

Which states provide the most business opportunities, have an innovative culture or offer the most educated workforce for a solution provider startup? See how your state ranks in providing the resources needed – or hinders growth with taxes, regulations and other obstacles.

8 Key Announcements At Microsoft Ignite 2017

Microsoft announced enhancements to Azure services, new versions of Microsoft 365 and improved security capabilities during the conference for IT pros and developers.

Head-To-Head: Apple iPhone 8 Plus Vs. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

The CRN Test Center compares the larger-screened models of the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 smartphone lines.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending Sept. 22, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

IoT Channel Chronicles: Avid Solutions Wants To Help Manufacturers Quickly -- And Safely -- Connect Their Systems To The Network

Avid Solutions is working with manufacturers to enable automation while still protecting industrial control systems.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Sept. 22, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

4 Key Network Security Considerations For Midmarket Solution Providers

Gartner research has found security to be the biggest skills gap present within the midmarket, with many companies underequipped to keep those capabilities in-house due to budget and staffing constraints.

6 Ways Apple Is Following Samsung With The iPhone X

The upcoming release of the iPhone X will be a landmark in the Apple world, but Samsung got there first on many key features.

Here's Who Made Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant For Unified Communications As-A-Service

Microsoft, Google, RingCentral and 8x8 are just a few of top worldwide UCaaS providers ranked in Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant for UCaaS.

HPE Global Channel Chief Samuels On Removing Layers, Making Decisions Faster, Synergy's Impact On VMware, And Why Competitors Are 'Scared' Of HPE

HPE Global Channel Chief Denzil Samuels speaks with CRN about the new flattened single channel and alliances organization, the effect on partner margins, Synergy's impact on VMware, and the competitive landscape.

HPE Chief Sales Officer Davis On New Sales Structure, Partner of The Future, And The Power Of Doing What You Say You Are Going To Do

New Hewlett Packard Enterprise Chief Sales Officer Phil Davis, who recently announced his 11 geography sales chiefs, speaks with CRN about the new organizational structure, the breakthrough Partner of the Future initiative, and the importance of doing what you say you are going to do.

10 Things Partners Need To Know About Government Allegations Against Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is in under pressure following allegations from the federal government that it has inappropriate ties with the Russian government. Here are 10 things partners need to know as the saga unfolds.

19 Powerful Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Solutions: New Choices From A Narrowing Field Of Vendors

The hyper-converged infrastructure market is expanding and showing signs of maturity as at least two vendors get acquired in the first half of this year.

Apple CEO Tim Cook On The iPhone X Price Tag, Augmented Reality And Concerns About Face ID

Apple's CEO speaks about some of the major issues and opportunities from the launch of iOS 11 and upcoming debut of three new iPhones in an interview with 'Good Morning America.'

8 Secrets To Succeeding In SD-WAN

Leaders from Cisco, VeloCloud, Talari Networks, Silver Peak, CloudGenix and Versa Networks give channel partners some keys to success in the SD-WAN market.

From Biotech To Beer: 5 Ways HPE Partners Can Be Midsize Enterprise Problem-Solvers

HPE Chief Creatologist Joe Batista at the Midsize Enterprise Summit discusses midmarket workload case studies that include IoT for football fans, layer optimization for a brewery, and hyper-converged infrastructure for a biotech firm.

Ruckus' New Channel Chief On Revamped Partner Program, Arris Acquisition And The Future Of Ruckus

"My strategy is to have a strong year and keep my partners engaged. We are 100 percent focused on our channel," said Ruckus' new channel leader Raelyn Kritzer.

SD-WAN Primer: 8 Ways Partners Are Driving Huge Competitive Advantages For Customers

SD-WAN startups and networking vendors shared some of their recent customers wins, driven by their channel partners, that wouldn't be possible without SD-WAN during a XChange 2017 roundtable hosted by The Channel Company.

10 Cool New Features Of Apple iOS 11

Apple is rolling out new features for Siri and key apps such as Notes, as well as user-interface changes in both iPhone and iPad.

5 Ways Cisco's Trusted IoT Alliance Will Use Blockchain To Make IoT More Secure -- And What It Means For Partners

The consortium aims to set the standard for an open-source blockchain protocol and will enable alliance member partners to develop their own suite of applications and services to deliver to a broader ecosystem.

2017 Cloud Partner Program Guide

CRN's annual Cloud Partner Program Guide provides partners with the insight needed to navigate through the crowded cloud vendor landscape and identify the vendors that best meet the needs of their customers.

CRN Exclusive: Cisco Launches 3 New Certifications And Training Programs For Partners

"This is solving the bigger picture of customers wanting to achieve a business goal and tying it to the technology regardless of what the product is," said Cisco services leader Tejas Vashi.

Q&A: Schneider Electric Worldwide Channel Chief Discusses Digital Transformation And Building An IoT Channel

"Schneider Electric is undergoing a complete transformation of its products and channel to keep up with IoT," said the company's Worldwide Channel Chief, Nicolas Windpassinger.