2017 Best (And Worst) States For Business Climate And Competitive Environments For Solution Provider Startups

Entrepreneurs starting up a solution provider business should consider states with a thriving economy, a large base of potential customers and limited competition from other solution providers.

Cisco's Networking Share Continues To Slip As Huawei, Arista Climb In $10B Worldwide Switch Router Market

Although Cisco is still the dominant player in the networking world, both its switch and router market share declined several points during the second quarter of 2017, according to research firm IDC.

5 Key Elements Of VMware's 'Containers And Virtual Machines' Strategy

VMware is making the case that containers deployed inside its vSphere 6.5 outperform those deployed on bare metal and lead to significant cost savings for customers.

11 Hot Midmarket Products Solution Providers Need To Check Out

Scale Computing's HC3 hyper-converged solution and HPE's ClearPass security offering highlighted the many products and services that were showcased at the 2017 Midsize Enterprise Summit in San Antonio.

2017 Best (And Worst) States For Taxes For Solution Provider Startups

High taxes can hinder a startup's growth by eating up capital that could be used for expansion. Entrepreneurs starting a solution provider business should consider states with low income, sales and property taxes whenever possible.

5 Ways Google Is Looking For An Edge Over Competition With Its Cloud IoT Core Platform

Google released the public beta of its Cloud IoT Core platform, Wednesday. Here are five features of the company's newest service.

Q&A: IBM Channel Marketing Exec On Driving Business To Big Blue's Partners

Jacqueline Woods, IBM's new channel marketing wizard, is ready to help partners take their practices to the next level.

Emerging Vendors 2017: Networking And VoIP Startups You Need To Know

As part of CRN's 2017 Emerging Vendors list, here are 23 hot networking and VoIP startups that solution providers should be aware of.

Extreme Networks CEO Talks M&A Strategy, Revamping The Company And 'Significant' New Channel Investment

"We're making a five-fold increase in our product marketing teams and in our product development teams," said Extreme Networks CEO Ed Meyercord.

RapidScale CEO Discusses Company Culture And How Beer Gardens And Putting Greens Relate To Cloud Success

RapidScale co-founder and CEO Randy Jeter shared how the cloud service provider is attracting stronger talent and benefiting partners by paying more attention to its workplace, amenities and company culture.

2017 Best (And Worst) States To Find Smart Workers

Entrepreneurs starting up a solution provider business are going to need to hire top talent to succeed. Here's where to look (and where not to).

5 Features On Intel's New Eighth-Gen Core Lineup That Will Make A Desktop A Powerhouse

Intel unleashes its newest Core processors for desktops. Here's what solution providers need to know.

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 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.

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.