2014 Cloud Partner Program Guide (Part One)

Here we present part one of the 2014 Cloud Partner Program Guide, CRN's first-ever spotlight on those companies that have put signi­ficant resources into cloud partner programs and are backing up their channel.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending Oct. 3, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

Head-To-Head: Windows 10 Vs. Windows 8

Microsoft went directly to 'Windows 10' because users had already said 'nein' to Windows 8. Here's how the newest version stacks up to the previous one.

Channel Chiefs Talk Compensation Models, New Partner Types

A recent CRN Roundtable with the channel chiefs at Cisco, Dell, HP, IBM and Rackspace generated discussions around everything from revamped compensation models for solution providers and sales reps to VARs trying to find a new niche.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Oct. 3, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

Gartner: 5 Of The Biggest Big Data Myths Debunked

The trend of big data is leading to many misconceptions, according to Gartner. Here are five of the largest.

10 Ways Cloud Services Improve Security, Reduce Complexity

Small and midsize businesses can offload the management and security of complex systems that are often exploited by attackers to gain access to critical corporate data, according to a security industry veteran. Here are 10 ways cloud adoption can bolster security.

The 10 Best States To Do Business In

CRN continues its groundbreaking "Best States" research project for the second year and identifies the top business-friendly states for solution providers looking to start a new venture.

The 10 Worst States To Do Business In

Entrepreneurs seeking to start a solution provider business might want to think twice before choosing one of these 10 states for their headquarters.

5 Security Vendors Detecting The Most Shellshock Attacks

These five network security appliances have purportedly had the most success in detecting Shellshock attacks targeting the GNU Bash command-line interpreter vulnerability.

30 Notable IT Executive Moves: September 2014

September was a blockbuster month for executive moves with change happening at Oracle, Rackspace and Symantec among other companies. Take a look back at the major IT executive moves that happened during the month.

Lenovo's Channel Chief Q&A: What's Next After IBM's Server Buy

Lenovo's channel chief Chris Frey talks challenges, poaching partners from Dell and Hewlett-Packard, and security concerns among partners and customers over its Chinese ownership.

100 People You Don't Know But Should 2014 (Part 2)

CRN looks at the under-the-radar players that make sure solution provider partnerships thrive and business gets done in part two of our annual list.

100 People You Don't Know But Should 2014 (Part 1)

CRN looks at the under-the-radar players that make sure solution provider partnerships thrive and business gets done.

7 Things That Stood Out At Microsoft's Windows 10 Unveiling Event

By naming its latest OS Windows 10, Microsoft appears to be trying to distance itself from the unpopular Windows 8.

Follow The Money: 15 VC Investments To Watch In September

Docker and Taulia both nabbed $40 million in their latest funding rounds, while others closed on their first institutional raises in this month's roundup of venture capital deals.

Distributor Differentiators: CEOs Dish On What Sets Each Apart

All distributors have the basic pick, pack and ship down to a science. But what makes each unique is how they layer in their own solutions, services and vendor offerings. Take a look at how each sets their business apart from the pack, straight from the mouths of the top executives themselves.

10 Recent Healthcare Acquisitions In The Channel

Dealmaking in the healthcare space is heating up. Here's a look at some recent activity hitting the channel.

Paul Bay, Execs: What The Future Holds For Ingram Micro

What's new at Ingram Micro? The distributor has expanded its professional services, rolled out a next-generation cloud marketplace, and will be introducing portals for the retail and finance verticals, executives said during the company's ONE event in Las Vegas.

The Long And Winding Road: How Network Hardware Resale Transformed Into Curvature

The change, the company says, reflects its evolution from a pure reseller of network hardware -- and, really, of Cisco's network hardware -- into an end-to-end infrastructure and services solution provider.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending Sept. 26, 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 Sept. 26, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

Best And Worst States 2014: Where To Find Educated, Experienced Workers

Need top talent to help get your business off the ground and grow? Here are the states with the most and the least educated labor pools.

Play The Guessing Game: Will EMC Be Acquired, Merge, Or Go It Alone?

Speculation over whether EMC will be acquired by or merge with a systems vendor or other IT entity, or whether it will sell its stake in VMware, has the IT industry buzzing.

Top 10 Business-Friendly Features Of The BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry aims to win back the enterprise market it once ruled with the new Passport smartphone.

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