5 Companies That Had A Rough Week
For the week ending April 18, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
Latest And Greatest: 7 Hot New Tools, Programs For Juniper Partners
Doug Erickson, vice president of worldwide partner programs and development at Juniper, shares seven new tools, programs and money-makers for the channel.
Cisco SDN Guru Speaks Out On ACI Adoption, Competition With VMware, Arista
Soni Jiandani, who heads up Cisco's SDN business unit, spoke with CRN recently about customer traction with ACI, competition with VMware, and why Cisco doesn't consider Arista Networks a threat.
The Best (And Worst) Channel Stocks Of Q1 2014
The first quarter of 2014 was a mixed bag for the stock prices of publicly traded solution providers.
Synnex CEO: SMB VARs Need To Embrace Cloud, Recurring Revenue Opportunities
Synnex CEO Kevin Murai says traditional legacy resellers need to focus on cloud, telecom services and recurring revenue models before it's too late.
Executive Interview: HP Networking Head Talks New NFV Unit, Cisco InterCloud Strategy
HP Networking executive Bethany Mayer speaks with CRN about everything from HP's new Network Functions Virtualization unit to how HP's cloud strategy differs from Cisco's. Here's a look at the interview.
5 Easy Tips For A VAR To Grow Financing Credit
Take a look at five easy tips from Tech Data credit professionals to build a stronger credit score to boost business.
8 Steps To Jump-Start A Mobility Practice
Mobility isn't something you can ignore anymore, Cloud Guru CEO Terry Hedden said in a presentation at Tech Data's Channel Link. Solution providers should heed these eight steps.
Five Essential Facts About Heartbleed And OpenSSL
The CRN Test Center gives tips on how to fix Heartbleed, patch the OpenSSL bug and make it safe so users can stop worrying about open source security.
They Aced The Test: CRN Tech Elite 250
The Tech Elite 250 is comprised of solution providers in the U.S. and Canada who have the highest level and most certifications from Cisco, Citrix, Dell, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, NetApp, Symantec and VMware. Here is a sampling of that list.
5 Companies That Had A Rough Week
For the week ending April 11, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
Love Hurts: 12 Networking Vendors Hit By Heartbleed
The OpenSSL implementation of SSL and TLS protocols is used in a wide variety of networking gear. Here are a dozen high-profile networking vendors that have been impacted by the Heartbleed bug.
5 Companies That Came To Win This Week
For the week ending April 11, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their "A" game to the channel.
Wake-Up Call: 5 Solution Provider Nightmares
The lack of skilled engineering talent, the challenges involved in motivating employees and more can give solution providers plenty of sleepless nights. Here are five top troubling issues.
Review: Netsocket Gives MSPs Virtual Edge
Netsocket now offers a complete MSP solution that replaces truckloads of edge networking gear with a 'pair of paperbacks.'
Heartbleed Havoc: 10 Passwords You Need To Change Right Now
Facebook, Google Gmail and Amazon Web Services, among other services, are urging users to change their passwords in response to the Heartbleed bug.
The Best (And Worst) First-Quarter Technology Vendor Stocks
Nearly half of the IT vendor stocks we follow lost ground in the first three months of 2014. Here's a look at who was up and who was down.
Ingram Micro Cloud Leaders Answer Partner Cloud Questions
Ingram Micro kicked off its Cloud Summit with a flurry of news from partnerships, a new Cloud Marketplace and its own hosted services. Ingram Micro's cloud execs answer burning partner questions about its new cloud services and how they will be deployed to the channel.
8 Best Practices: How AVI-SPL Went From AV Integrator To Services Leader
Executives from Solution Provider 500 power AVI-SPL speak with CRN about investing in the cloud, incenting its sales staff to sell services, and more.
Tech 10: Terrific Tablets For 2014
Speed, design and innovation continues to be defining factors driving the 2014 tablet market. Here are 10 tablets that are sure to make noise this year.
CRN Interview: Intel Channel Chief Steve Dallman Talks Retirement, Mobility And More
Steve Dallman, a longtime and respected figure in the Intel channel, is set to retire at the end of the month. He spoke with CRN about his decision to retire and where he sees the Intel channel going in the future.
Windows Worlds Combine: 8.1 Update Blends Metro and Desktop
Microsoft makes Windows 8 even more amenable to people using a keyboard and mouse after its latest update.
The Top 10 Best Selling Switches By Brand
According to data from market research firm The NPD Group, here are the best-selling switch brands from 2013.
CRN Exclusive Q&A: Michael Dell Says Sales Are Strong, Ahead Of Private Company Plan
Dell CEO Michael Dell spoke with CRN about the company's sales results in the wake of its landmark move to hand over some 200,000 accounts to channel partners. Here are excerpts from the conversation with Dell regarding the initiative to move the global commercial enterprise channel sales needle from about 33 percent of sales to as much as 60 percent.
Going For The Gold: 2014 Channel Champions
Solution providers and vendors gathered in Los Angeles recently for XChange Solution Provider 2014. XChange also was the venue for CRN's 24th annual Channel Champions awards. Here are the victors in each technology category.