30 Notable IT Executive Moves: October 2012

October was packed with shifts in the IT executive landscape, from a major shake-up at Apple to marquee entrances and exits at places like VMware, Symantec, Cisco and EMC. Here's a roundup of the last few weeks.

To BYOD Or Not To BYOD: Is Your Own Business Secure?

Many VARs and MSPs spend their day managing their customers' devices, including employee-owned smartphones and tablets that have access to corporate information. But do those same solution providers have similar procedures in place for their own employees?

7 Service Providers Slammed By Superstorm Sandy

Superstom Sandy flooded Internet service providers' facilities in New York this week, forcing them to scramble to maintain operations.

Head-To-Head: New Apple iPad Vs. Google's Nexus 10

Google is taking direct aim at Apple's latest, fourth-generation iPad with the launch of its new Nexus 10. Here's how the two tablets compare.

Ready For Liftoff: What You Missed At Microsoft's Windows 8 Launch Event

So you weren't on the guest list for Microsoft's big event in New York City last week to announce the availability of Windows 8 and the Surface tablets? Here are 11 pics to give you an idea what you missed.

Down For The Count: 9 High-Profile Cloud Outages

Cloud providers suffered some embarrassing services failures this year.

Security On The Cheap: 5 Low-Cost Apps To Boost Mobile Security

Security for mobile devices doesn't have to be expensive. Just check out these five security-focused apps.

N-able News Roundup: MDM, Report Manager 4.0, 2013 Roadmap

N-able Technologies invited more than 300 partners from around the world to Montreal this week to lay out the company's road map into 2013 and announce some new programs, features and partnerships. Here's a look at some of the top news coming out of the conference.

Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

For the week ending Oct. 26, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Oct. 26, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.

ARC 2012: Biggest Vendor Gains And Drops

CRN looks at the vendors whose channel programs either made big improvements or took a step backward according to the solution providers who rated them in this year's Annual Report Card.

Ready For Launch: 12 Hot Devices Running Windows 8

Windows 8 is here and with it comes a slew of devices ready to run the latest release of Microsoft's OS. Here we take a look at a dozen Windows 8-ready tablets, Ultrabooks and convertible PCs.

5 Big Data Moves At Hadoop World

At the O'Reilly Strata Conference and Hadoop World 2012 taking place this week in New York, vendors are rushing to announce their support for Hadoop.

Windows 8: Five Things To Love, Five Things To Hate

There's actually a lot to like about Microsoft's new Windows OS, and we don't just mean for tablets.

ARC 2012: Top Channel Programs

Which manufacturers treat partners right? Solution providers tell all.

Head-To-Head: iPad Mini Vs. Amazon Kindle Fire HD Vs. Google Nexus 7

The iPad mini takes direct aim at both the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD in the 7-inch tablet space. Here's how the three compare.

Password Security: Your Grandma's More Password Savvy Than You

A survey by ESET and Harris Interactive suggests that older adults may be doing a better job with passwords and security than younger IT users.

5 Things To Know About The iPad Mini

Apple has officially added a 'mini' member to its wildly popular iPad line-up. Here are five things you should know about the new device.

Windows 8 RTM: What's New In Microsoft's New OS

Here's what to expect when you're expecting your customers to adopt Windows 8.

20 Slippery Questions With Cisco CEO John Chambers

In an exclusive interview with CRN, Cisco CEO John Chambers talks succession, SDN, competition and more, including what Cisco really thinks of EMC and VMware.

Big Data, Big News: 10 Things To See At Hadoop World

Check out some of the hot Hadoop-related technologies vendors plan to show off at this week's Hadoop World conference in New York.

Will Windows 8 Save PC Sales? Tracking 22 Years Of Windows Releases

Windows 8 is largely expected to revive PC sales -- but will it? Take a look at Microsoft's track record for creating a buzz in the overall PC market.

ARC 2012: Product Quality And Reliability, The Key To Success

VARs that participated in CRN's Annual Report Card rate their top vendor partners in product, quality and reliability.

2012 Annual Report Card: 23 Category Winners

The results are in. Solution providers surveyed in 23 product categories offer a look at which vendors are doing best—and worst. Some answers are surprising.

Defusing A Software Audit: What To Do When You're Accused Of Copyright Infringement

What do you do when you're accused of software piracy? The International Association of IT Asset Managers offers some advice on software audits.