Security Vendors Help Partners In The Down Economy: 13 Perspectives

When the economy goes bad, everyone suffers, including channel partners. Here are a few ways that security vendors are taking the sting out of the recession for their partners.

2009 Channel Chiefs: Who's Who In Systems & Peripherals

Our annual guide to who's who in systems and peripherals channel management.

Ferrari's Geek Factor

The cars are always impressive, but Ferrari's path to Formula 1 championships starts in the data center.

2009 Channel Chiefs: Who's Who In Networking

Our annual guide to who's who in networking and unified communications channel management.

New Verizon Wireless Phone Is Truly 'Versa-tile'

Our first impression of the LG Versa leaves us eager to explore the phone in more detail. We're also interested in seeing what other modules and applications are in store.

10 Things Steve Ballmer Is Thinking About Right Now

In a speech at Microsoft's Strategic Update Meeting in New York earlier this week, CEO Steve Ballmer spoke frankly about issues his company faces. We look at some of his unvarnished statements and address their implications for the software giant's strategic endeavors.

Panasonic's Rx For Health-Care VARs: Toughbook H1

The latest entry into Panasonic's well-regarded and channel-beloved Toughbook family has special features that have led solution providers to call it a 'true health-care device.'

2009 Channel Chiefs: Who's Who In Security

Meet the executives responsible for running channels at vendors in the IT security market.

2009 Channel Chiefs: Who's Who In Storage

Our annual guide to who's who in IT storage channel management.

Test Center Recommends: 7 Hot Security And Storage Products

The Test Center editors present some of their favorite security and storage products that have recently passed through the lab.

Not Necessarily Netbooks: Big Notebooks That Offer Bigger Values

If size and weight are your key factors, buy a netbook. But if price is what's driving your mobile PC purchase, you might be surprised by the full-size notebooks that are available for netbook-like price tags.

2009 Channel Chiefs: Who's Who In PSA/MSP Platforms

Our annual guide to Who's Who in professional services automation and managed services provider platforms.

Upgrading To Windows 7: No Slam Dunk

Many reviews of Microsoft's Windows 7 Beta have been upbeat, but a deeper look at what businesses may face in upgrading from Windows XP turned up many concerns. We tried to perform a simulated enterprise upgrade from XP to Windows 7, an attempt that failed and, in the process, uncovered pain points looming.

More Than A Game: IBM's Innov8 2.0

IBM has released version 2.0 of its Innov8 simulation game to help students and business professionals hone their business skills. Check out some screen shots from the application.

Xerox Rolls Out Two New Phasers For Less Than $600

Xerox Monday unveiled two new affordable office printers targeting SMBs -- the Phaser 6128 MFP and the Phaser 6280.

5 iPhone Apps That Got The Boot

We tally up five iPhone apps that were turned down by the Apple App Store as worth a second look.

5 Sweet BlackBerry Apps

BlackBerry apps are starting to take off as creative VARs get to work solving business problems of the mobile workforce.

25 Security Scams To Watch In The Down Economy

The down economy offers cybercriminals new ways to take advantage of cash-strapped users. Here are a few examples of what to avoid at all costs.

Sneak Peek: New NEC Projectors Ready For Education Close-Up gets a look-see at the displaymaker's two new portable, short throw projector offerings geared toward education facilities as well as SMB and corporate applications.

A Closer Look At Netbooks On The Market

Netbooks are gaining popularity, forcing partners to take a look at whether or not they can be a productive part of their business. Check out these netbooks that are currently on the market.

Game-Changing Handsets From Mobile World Congress

Dozens of device manufacturers stormed Mobile World Congress this week in Barcelona,Spain, to show off their latest smartphones and handhelds. Here are 15 devices to keep your eye on in 2009.

Test Center: Which OS Is Best In Netbooks?

Netbooks are becoming more popular every day, and the choice of operating systems keeps expanding with them.

Software A Bright Spot In A Down Storage Market

No matter how poorly the economy is doing, businesses continue to collect, store and archive data.

Despite Recession, VARs Project Moderate Growth In 2009

Most VARs project moderate growth of at least 4 percent in the next 12 months. Here's where they see hot spots.

Stimulus Cheat Sheet: 5 Provisions VARs Need To Know

The federal stimulus package is still being tweaked in its final version, but VARs can identify plenty of opportunities already if they know where to look.