Scenes From The VARBusiness 500 Conference And Awards

Solution providers and vendor partners hit New York to enjoy the camaraderie, insight, and recognition that went with VARBusiness 500 VIP Conference and Awards event.

Teamwork Wins: Pitino At The VARBusiness 500 Awards

Great teams aren't born, they're convinced. And self-esteem, careful listening and hard work are the key components, according to Rick Pitino. The head basketball coach at the University of Louisville shared his keys to success at Tuesday night's VARBusiness 500 awards.

Acrobat And Flash Together At Last

Adobe Acrobat 9 sports an awesome new look for its new portfolio PDF format that combines these files into a single repository. Acrobat supports Flash and and many new 3D models.

Under The Lights: The 2008 VARBusiness 500 Awards

Just blocks from the bright lights of Times Square, Everything Channel honored 16 standout solution providers at the 2008 VARBusiness 500 Awards. Here's a look at some of the channel's shining stars.

8 Tools You Must Have In Your Data Center

Here are recent data center technologies that will keep things running smooth and cool.

10 Social Networking Security Trends To Watch

In a Web 2.0 world, social networking can turn into a security nightmare when hackers exploit users and steal information for profit.

Google's Android Phone Makes Waves

Google's Android-enabled phone, slated for release in the second half of 2008, wowed developers at the Google I/O developer's conference in San Francisco.

Virtualizing Vista On The Mac

The market boasts at least three strong ways to go for virtualizing Vista on Mac hardware: Apple's own Boot Camp on the Leopard OS, VMware Fusion or Parallels. The Test Center looked at all three to figure it all out.

An Inside Look At Ingram Micro's Solution Center

ChannelWeb this week had the opportunity to visit Ingram Micro's Solution Center and see how the distributor helps solution providers use it to work with their clients.

Things We Wish Steve Ballmer Would Say

Wouldn't it be refreshing to get some honest, feisty answers from a chief executive?

Steampunk Rising

Custom-built desktops and laptops by Neo-Victorian 'contraptors' like Richard Nagy and Jake Von Slatt aren't your grandfather's computers -- they're his grandfather's.

Somebody's Watching You: 10 IP Video Surveillance Cameras

With improved image quality and easier image management, the popularity of IP-based video surveillance solutions is on the rise. Here are 10 network-ready cameras to help keep an eye on things.

Storage Gets Cool: Images Of EMC World 2008

Attendees of the EMC World 2008 conference in Las Vegas got entertained, made donations to crisis relief, and learned about EMC's plans to rule the storage world.

Seven Sizzling Products For Custom Builders

If custom-system builders provide the steak, some key components available to the channel this year can certainly provide some sizzle. As always, there is a lengthy list of peripherals in distribution that provide ever-greater amounts of performance, storage, multimedia and "wow factor." For this report, we've whittled it down to seven that system builders might want to keep on the front burner.

2008 Channel IT Spending Survey: Cause For Cautious Optimism

ChannelWeb's spending forecast for small businesses reveals that in a tough economy, things might still be looking up.

Security Blockbusters: Why They Could Never Happen In Real Life

You'll likely recognize these 12 blockbuster films, but technology doesn't seem to be Hollywood's strong suit. Find out how these Hollywood stories would never work in the real world.

Channel's Favorite Son: Archuleta Runner-Up On American Idol

David Archuleta, son of solution provider Jeff Archuleta, had a stellar run on American Idol. Here's a look at his time on the show.

Xerox Rolls Out Five Printers For SMBs

Xerox expanded its portfolio of document imaging solutions for the small business and midmarket customer with the release of five new products in the laser printer and MFP spaces.

25 Execs To Watch From The 2008 VARBusiness 500

These movers and shakers of the channel run the top 25 companies of this year's VARBusiness 500.

It's Not Easy Being Green: Who Has The Greenest Switches?

Calling a solution green has become a marketing buzzword and vendors are quickly following suit saying they have the greenest this or greenest that. But a controversial new study by research firm In-Stat set out to determine "who leads and who lags?" when it comes to green switching.

Microsoft's Data Centers Taking Shape

ChannelWeb takes a peek at the concrete and steel skeletons of Microsoft's Chicago and Dublin data center projects and offers some insight into how the software giant plans to leverage them.

Hit The DECT: 10 Hot DECT VoIP Phones, Tools

A number of vendors are bringing out phones based on DECT (digital enhanced cordless telecommunications) technology, an international standard known to be reliable, robust and secured. Check out these offerings.

TechData Kicks Off TechSelect Conference -- Vegas Style!

Tech Data kicked off its TechSelect conference for 210 VARs last week in Las
Vegas by bringing out a bevy of show-business heavyweights (or at least
reasonable facsimiles thereof). And by the end, even Tech Data executives were
getting in on the act.

25 Hot Products From RetailVision Europe

More than 75 vendors came to the magical city of Rome for RetailVision Europe 2008 to display their own product masterpieces to capture the hearts, imagination and buying power of nearly 100 of Europe's top retailers.

Bake-Off: Color Printers

Eight manufacturers, eight color printers -- in this showdown, winner takes all.

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