10 Hot Startups That Raised VC Funding In July

Security and network automation companies were among those that hauled in venture capital rounds in July.

Q&A: Michael Dell On Dell Technologies' Channel Renaissance

Ahead of publishing the annual The Top 100 Executives, CRN spoke with the Most Influential Leader of 2017, Michael Dell.

VeloCloud CEO On Why 'Power Is Shifting' In SD-WAN Market, Cisco-Viptela Impact, And Market Consolidation Ahead

'The move is afoot in terms of the power shifting to the buyer and they want SD-WAN as a Service, not SD-WAN as just another box,' VeloCloud CEO Sanjay Uppal tells CRN.

New Frontiers: 10 Hot Security Opportunities For Solution Providers

Solution providers and vendor executives at Black Hat 2017 say that opportunities abound around ransomware, cloud security and IoT, as well as emerging technologies such as DevOps.

2017 Fast Growth 150: The Top 50

The Fast Growth 150 is CRN's annual ranking of the fastest-growing solution providers, resellers, technology integrators and IT consultants in North America. Here we present the top 50 from the class of 2017.

Head-To-Head: Apple MacBook Air Vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop

The CRN Test Center compares Apple's popular laptop with Microsoft's new Windows 10 S notebook. Here's how the Apple MacBook Air stacks up against the Microsoft Surface Laptop.

Xcelocloud CEO Mike Champion: Clearing Up The SD-WAN Confusion For Partners

Mike Champion, founder and CEO of solution provider startup Xcelocloud discussed why he created a company with a laser-focused on SD-WAN consulting, broke down the different "flavors" of SD-WAN and highlighted the growing opportunity for partners.

RingCentral CEO Scoffs At Mitel-ShoreTel Acquisition; Talks Winning Over Top Avaya Partners And $1B Sales Goal

"[Mitel-ShoreTel] does not seem to be, from my perspective, like one-plus-one equals three here. It seems like two legacy providers who are running out of market share," said RingCentral CEO Vlad Shmunis.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending Aug. 4, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

Across The Telecom Spectrum: 6 Moves That Made Waves In The Channel In July

In July, the telecommunications industry stayed hot with providers snapping up more fiber assets and releasing new services for partners and customers. CRN rounds up six moves that solution providers should know about.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Aug. 4, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

30 Notable IT Executive Moves: July 2017

Here's a look at which executive comings and goings made our July list.

Q&A: Symantec CEO On DigiCert Deal And Partner Growth With Platform Security

In an interview with CRN, Symantec CEO Greg Clark addressed the company's two recent acquisitions, the divestiture of its website security business, and overall growth around its platform security strategy.

LogicMonitor Founder On Exposing Amazon Performance Issues, Fixing Cloud Sprawl, And Making MSPs The Heroes

LogicMonitor founder and Chief Product Officer Steve Francis says his company sometimes sees issues that Amazon never acknowledges. He sat down with CRN to discuss how the SaaS-based performance monitoring vendor is upping its channel game.

The 10 Funding Infusions Impacting The Channel In 2017 (So Far)

Venture capital and private equity firms continue to pour money into IT companies, both startups and established. Here are 10 funding news items in the first half of the year we think the channel should take note of.

Venture Capital View: Battery Ventures' Exec On The Massive Software Opportunity For Solution Providers

Battery Ventures general partner Neeraj Agrawal, whose investments have included Nutanix and AppDynamics, discusses why he thinks SaaS is still in the 'early innings' and what that means for the channel.

Aruba Exec On Winning Against Cisco With New Core Switch And Giving Partners A $4B 'Hunting' License

Tom Black, vice president and general manager of Aruba's campus switching business unit, discusses the history leading up to the 8400 core switch launch and why there are massive opportunities for partners.

5 Revolutionary Technologies Inside Aruba's New 8400 Core Switch

Aruba Networks recently launched its first-ever core switch, the Aruba 8400 Core Switch Series. Here's a look at its coolest and most innovative features.

FireEye's CEO And Head Of Sales Discuss The Mandiant Hack, Channel Improvements And An Endpoint Security Push

FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia and EVP of Worldwide Sales Bill Robbins discuss the company's channel progress, upcoming endpoint security launch, and the company's investigation into the hack of a Mandiant analyst earlier this week.

The Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders Of 2017

As part of the Top 100 Executives of 2017, CRN looks at 25 channel sales executives that really stood out as they worked to bring success to their partners.

The 8 Best-Selling Tablet Brands In Q2 2017

Apple widened its lead on tablet sales through distributors during the second quarter, while Samsung also grabbed market share, according to market research firm NPD.

Q&A: Schneider Electric Executives On How The Company's Profit Engine Helps Partners Make Money In IoT

Schneider Electric is offering its systems integrators its profit engine tool, to help customers optimize every asset of a plant – enabling partners to make a strong case for how IoT will not just help industrial efficiency and safety, but also profitability.

The Top 25 Innovators Of 2017

As part of the Top 100 Executives Of 2017, CRN looks at 25 execs that are setting the tone in the technology world.

10 Things Partners Need To Know About AppDynamics New Titan Partner Program

Services implementation training, back end rebates and field channel manager support are just a few gems inside AppDynamics new Titan Partner Program.

The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages of 2017 (So Far)

Here are the 10 biggest cloud outages impacting the IT industry in the first half of 2017.