XChange 2017: 30 Hot Products To Check Out Right Now

XChange 2017 featured dozens of vendors – including Extreme, Ingram Micro, Ruckus Wireless and many others – promoting their automation platforms, data backups, cybersecurity solutions and other offerings. Here are 30 products that stood out from the pack.

Rising To The Top: CRN's 2017 Annual Report Card Awards

Dell EMC, Cisco and IBM took top honors at XChange 2017 in the 32nd consecutive Annual Report Card awards, while channel legend Frank Vitagliano earned a coveted spot in the IT Hall of Fame.

Here's Who Made The 2017 Forrester Wave For Salesforce Implementation Partners

Companies such as Accenture, Deloitte and IBM are leading the way in Salesforce implementation capabilities, Forrester said, with others needing to boost their skills around design thinking, business strategy and business consulting.

Extreme Networks Leader On Offering A 'Better Alternative' To Cisco-HPE, Enabling Avaya Partners And New Partner Program

Extreme Networks executive Norman Rice spoke with CRN about onboarding Avaya partners and customers, the pending Brocade acquisition and plans for a new partner program.

XChange 2017: 10 Ways Solution Provider Intrust Has Made Company Culture The First Order Of Business

Intrust's Chad Adams points to giving employees more autonomy, daily 'huddle' meetings, opening up its financial books and more as key to building a great place to work.

XChange 2017: 5 Tips For Driving Sales Through Social Media

Sales guru Amy Slater dishes out tips for solution providers on how to leverage social media to build better relationships and win more deals.

Q&A: Deloitte Exec On Bolstering Business And Building A Team Around Industrial Control System Security

'It's not your traditional IT security professionals who just learn ICS, it's a combination of people who understand the plants and these operational technologies,' Deloitte's Sean Peasley tells CRN.

Here Are IDC's 5 Top Worldwide IoT Platform Vendor 'Leaders'

From PTC to Microsoft, here are the companies that IDC listed as "leaders" for their worldwide IoT platforms.

5 Big Moves Intel Has Made To Drive The Autonomous Vehicle Market

Intel is not stuck in neutral when it comes to connected cars. This list highlights five blockbuster moves the chip giant has made as it spends billions to become a leading company in autonomous vehicles.

Apple's iPhone 8: The Top 8 Rumors

Reports suggest the 10th anniversary iPhone will include a drastically different display, features such as wireless charging, and improvements to the iPhone camera and battery life.

5 Ways Partners Can Drive UCS Refreshes And New Wins With Cisco's M5 Servers

Cisco's updated UCS server line includes blade and rack servers, an enhanced UCS Director, a new Intel processor and a Workload Optimization Manager.

20 Must-Have Back-To-School Gadgets And Gizmos

Our top suggestions for students this fall include laptops and tablets, backpacks, chargers and portable speakers.

XChange 2017: 10 Ways One Security VAR Found Success Doing Things Differently

Here are 10 lessons learned Peter Streips shared at XChange 2017 Security University on how he grew Boston-based Network Security Group from the ground up into a multimillion-dollar business.

2017 Annual Report Card Winners: Solution Providers Give Top Marks To Key Vendors

For the 32nd year, solution providers scored vendors in 22 product categories based on their performance in product innovation, support and partnership.

XChange Security University: 5 Ways Partners Can Talk To Customers About Ransomware

With ransomware attacks front and center, Sophos North American Enterprise Region Sales Engineering Director Matthew Hickey said there are many opportunities for partners to help customers step up their security game.

Head-To-Head: Apple MacBook Vs. Dell XPS 13

The CRN Test Center compares the latest updates to the highly portable Apple and Dell laptops. Here's how Apple's MacBook stacks up against Dell's XPS 13.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending Aug. 11, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good choices.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Aug. 11, CRN looks at IT companies that were fortunate, successful, or made good decisions.

Apstra Leader On The Rise Of Intent-Based Networking And Why You Shouldn't Throw Out Yesterday's Cisco Or Arista Gear

Apstra's sales and channel leader Dave Butler talks to CRN about the startup goal of revolutionizing the data center without the need to rip or replace anything.

Q&A: SentinelOne CEO On Why Endpoint Security Vendors Will Win Out Over Firewall Vendors

As enterprises look to reinvent their security stacks to meet emerging trends around cloud and IoT, Tomer Weingarten tells CRN that endpoint security vendors and their partners are in the best position to define that future

Lenovo's Revolving Door: 5 Execs Who Have Held The North America President Role Since 2012

Emilio Ghildardi, who stepped down from his post as Lenovo president, North America last week, had held the position for a year and a half.

Boost For Partners: 7 Ways Sophos Is Raising The Innovation Bar

The security vendor will tackle the endpoint, network, cloud, machine learning and more as it aims to rev up its platform of security offerings, says Sophos' Dan Schiappa.

CRN Exclusive: Pure Storage CEO On Fast-Changing All-Flash Storage Business And Competing With Giants

Pure Storage CEO Scott Dietzen speaks with CRN on the extreme competitiveness of the all-flash storage market and what his company is doing to compete against market heavyweights NetApp, HPE, IBM and Dell EMC.

5 Things To Know About Consumer Reports' 'Not Recommended' Rating For Microsoft Surface

A Consumer Reports survey of users finds far more reliability issues with Surface products than with competing products.

The Best And Worst Channel Company Stocks Of The First Half Of 2017

The publicly held channel companies on our watch list were almost evenly split between stock price gainers and losers. See who was up and who was down in the first half of 2017.