7 Ways The U.S. Dept. Of Veterans Affairs Tackled Its Big Data Big Challenges

The U.S.' second-biggest federal agency is undergoing a major data quality initiative to whip its more than 11 petabytes of data into tip-top shape. Here's a glimpse inside that project, and the key lessons learned along the way.

The 10 Coolest Flash Storage Products Of 2013 (So Far)

From tiny embedded flash storage memory modules to fully-configured all-flash arrays, the storage industry in the first half of 2013 was subjected to a barrage of new hardware and software promising increased performance for mission-critical applications.

15 Scenes From Microsoft WPC 2013: Surface, Hybrid Cloud Steal The Show

CRN was live at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston, where the Microsoft Surface and hybrid cloud were the talk of the show.

The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages of 2013 (So Far)

CRN takes a look at prominent cloud services outages that impacted access to your customers' services over the last six months.

Black Hat 2013: 5 Cool Hacking Tools To Check Out

These hacking tools can be used to manage end-user security training, check the security posture of smartphones or hunt for additional vulnerabilities on a Web application server.

The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2013 (So Far)

Some storage startups in the first half of 2013 came out of stealth mode, some unveiled their first products or channels, and some got acquired, all of which combined to ensure the storage business remains an exciting market in which to be.

Winners Circle: Microsoft Honors Partners For 'Innovative Solutions'

Here are the North American winners of Microsoft's Partner of the Year Awards, which recognizes partners for their 'innovative solutions that directly address customer challenges.'

The 10 Coolest Cloud Startups Of 2013 (So Far)

CRN takes a look at some of the hotter cloud startups making waves in 2013.

5 Things We Know About Apple's 'Budget iPhone'

Details emerge about 'iPhone Light,' one of the possible names for Apple's low-cost iPhone for emerging markets.

The 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2013 (So Far)

CRN looks at 10 virtualization startups that have scored big investments and customer wins in the first half of 2013.

10 Discounted And Inexpensive Apps For Business

From recording meetings and taking notes to scanning for safe networks, take a look at some essential inexpensive and discounted apps to help your business.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ended July 12, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful, or just didn't make good decisions.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending July12, CRN looks at IT companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.

8 Takeaways From The Bleak Q2 PC Shipment Numbers

There's more than meets the eye to the PC slump. Here are some of the most notable channel takeaways from IDC and Gartner's worldwide PC shipment numbers.

The Best And Worst Channel Stocks of 2013 (So Far)

Stock values for all but one of the 14 channel companies tracked by CRN showed an increase in the first half of 2013. But the majority didn't match overall gains by the Dow Jones and Nasdaq indices.

5 Mobile Threat Trends You May Have Missed

Android malware is increasing, but other mobile security trends can be gleaned from the threat data, according to Juniper's latest Mobile Threats Report.

Top 10 Summer Movies Used As Phishing Bait In 2013

Learn which summer blockbuster is a favorite among phishers attempting to goad people into clicking links that lead to phony movie streaming sites.

The Best And Worst Tech Stocks Of 2013 (So Far)

It's been a mixed first six months on Wall Street for tech vendors, with some vendors like Hewlett-Packard seeing big run-ups in stock prices and others like FalconStor recording big drops in share value.

5 More Great Apps For Mobile Printing

With Android, iPad and iPhones always at hand, mobile printing is more than a convenience -- it's a necessity.

The 10 Coolest Networking Startups Of 2013 (So Far)

The rise of SDN, mobility and the cloud has ushered in a whole new generation of networking and UC companies. Here are 10 that stand out, so far, in 2013.

Top 5 Best-Selling Desktops By Brand

PCs may be declining, but they are not dead. Here are the top 5 best-selling PCs as of March 2013, according to NPD Group.

Self-Protection In A Cloud World: Thoughts From Software Freedom Activist Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman, known for being a staunch advocate for personal privacy and software 'freedom,' sounds off on key issues that can lead to an Orwellian world dominated by 'Big Brother.' The eventual outcome, he says, depends on the degree to which society will resist.

Top 10 Password Data Breaches Evoke Urgency For Stronger Credentials

Cybercriminals use stolen account credentials to drain bank accounts and gain access to corporate networks. In the past several years tens of millions of account credentials were exposed following data breaches at these firms.

The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2013 (So Far)

There's no hotter space for startups than big data, a market Gartner expects to hit $34 billion this year. Here are 10 new companies that made a splash, so far, in 2013.

Protecting Data In The Cloud: 10 Top Security Measures

Organizations are increasingly turning to stronger authentication and data encryption to protect sensitive data migrating to the cloud. Trust in cloud providers also is on the rise, according to a recent Ponemon Institute survey.