10 Surprising Browser Alternatives

You know Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Opera. But you may not know there are more browsers available. They may not share the spotlight with the well-publicized stars, but each browser presented here has its own interesting features and user interface.

Scenes From VMworld: Pushing IT To The Cloud

VMware and its friends (and some competitors) used the VMworld 2009 conference in San Francisco to show they are reaching for the cloud -- the compute cloud, that is. Here are some of the highlights.

9 Hot Security Products At VMworld

The security industry is embracing the virtualization of the IT environment. Here are a few security offerings you'll see on the VMworld show floor.

Nokia Unveils Mini N97 Smartphone; X6, X3 Music Phones

At Nokia World 09 on Wednesday, the device maker unveiled a trio of new handhelds: The N97 mini -- a smaller version of the N97 -- and the X6 and X3 music phones.

Quick Clicks: Scenes From Avnet Compass '09

Avnet's annual summit for Sun VARs brought solutions, Sinbad and plenty of Oracle speculation to Denver. Here's a quick peek at what went on.

10 Cool Free Software Apps For SMBs

The best of business-friendly freeware released in the first half of 2009.

First Look: Nokia Linux-Based N900 Smartphone

Nokia on Thursday unveiled the N900, its first smartphone to feature Linux via Maemo 5 software. Here's a first look at the Nokia N900.

Clash Of The E-Book Titans: Sony Reader Vs. Amazon Kindle Vs. Plastic Logic

Sony's three new Readers are set to challenge Amazon's Kindle dominance, so we size up Sony Readers, Amazon Kindles and the coming Plastic Logic reader to see who really has the e-reading goods.

Five Windows 7 Features IT Professionals Should Not Ignore

Windows 7 may be so feature-rich that there is a danger of the under-utilization of its full functionality. Therefore, we present five Windows 7 features that IT pros should hone in on.

Test Center Roundup: Our 6 Favorite Cell Phones Of 2009, So Far

The CRN Test Center has seen a fair share of cell phones come through our lab this year. Here are six of our favorites, so far.

Closeup: 15 Of The Fast Growth 100

Fast growth in a down economy? Yes, it's possible. Here's a glimpse at some solution providers of all shapes and sizes that have enjoyed significant growth.

The 2009 Annual Report Card Awards

The 2009 Annual Report Card Awards were presented in Washington, D.C., Wednesday night. Here are the top vendors as voted on by their channel partners.

SMB Sales Still A Sore Spot In The Channel

SMB sales struggled more than enterprise sales for many distributors and VARs in the second quarter, while public sector sales remained a rare bright spot. Here's a look at 10 channel companies' sales performance for the June quarter, ranked from the biggest decline to the smallest.

10 Technologies High On The Minds Of Midmarket CIOs

If you've been wondering what technologies midmarket CIOs have on their radar screens, look no further. Here are the top 10 technologies as aggregated by Everything Channel data from CIO applications to attend the Midsize Enterprise Summit in Los Angeles next month.

8 Hot New Startups At XChange '09

Everything Channel and the Sightline Group team up to deliver Sprout, a showcase of channel-friendly IT startup companies at XChange '09 in Washington, D.C.

Beach Reads: Summer Books For Solution Providers

Summertime presents a valuable chance to kick back and think about the bigger issues of where you (and your business) are going. Here are 10 books that rate a spot on your reading list in these hazy days of August.

Six Products That Might Have Thwarted The Credit Card Data Heist

The theft of more than 130 million credit card numbers, for which three people were indicted Monday, was carried out by a combination of packet sniffing and SQL injection. Here are six products, looked at by the Test Center, that compromised networks might have used to ward off the intrusions.

10 Hot Health Care Plays For VARs

Health care is one of the trickiest nuts for solution providers to crack, but the market right now is seeing unprecedented opportunity for VARs. Here's a list to get your mind racing.

20 Scenes From BlackHat 2009

BlackHat 2009 concluded with a bang. For one week, hackers were treated to demonstrations and presentations and learned how to be, well, better hackers. Here are a few scenes from the event.

Six Places To Find Free Wi-Fi (And One Place You Won't)

Barnes and Noble has joined the list of companies offering Wi-Fi to customers. For road warriors, finding a local hotspot can sometimes make your day. Here's a list of places to check, and one not to check anymore.

2009 Channel Contenders: Server Virtualization

You know VMware, but here's a closer look at other alternatives in the server virtualization space, according to the 2009 Channel Contenders study.

2009 Channel Contenders: Security Software

Symantec may dominate the security software space, but there's plenty of competition, according to VARs in the 2009 CRN Channel Contenders survey. Here's a look at 10 of them.

What Tech Was Hot In The Year Of The Moon Walk?

When we sent astronauts to the moon in 1969 with the Apollo 11 mission, what was the state of technology here on Earth? You might be surprised at what was high-tech 40 years ago.

First Look: Microsoft Office 2010

The most widely used productivity suite undergoes some serious nips and tucks.

30 Years Of Trend-Setting Gadgets

As the forefather to today's iPod, Sony's Walkman started a revolution in home electronics from which has come a progression of ever-cooler gadgets. So dig out the earphones, get some AA batteries in the Walkman and take a stroll down memory lane.