2017 Annual Report Card Winners: Solution Providers Give Top Marks To Key Vendors

For the 32nd year, solution providers scored vendors in 22 product categories based on their performance in product innovation, support and partnership.

XChange Security University: 5 Ways Partners Can Talk To Customers About Ransomware

With ransomware attacks front and center, Sophos North American Enterprise Region Sales Engineering Director Matthew Hickey said there are many opportunities for partners to help customers step up their security game.

Head-To-Head: Apple MacBook Vs. Dell XPS 13

The CRN Test Center compares the latest updates to the highly portable Apple and Dell laptops. Here's how Apple's MacBook stacks up against Dell's XPS 13.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending Aug. 11, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good choices.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Aug. 11, CRN looks at IT companies that were fortunate, successful, or made good decisions.

Apstra Leader On The Rise Of Intent-Based Networking And Why You Shouldn't Throw Out Yesterday's Cisco Or Arista Gear

Apstra's sales and channel leader Dave Butler talks to CRN about the startup goal of revolutionizing the data center without the need to rip or replace anything.

Q&A: SentinelOne CEO On Why Endpoint Security Vendors Will Win Out Over Firewall Vendors

As enterprises look to reinvent their security stacks to meet emerging trends around cloud and IoT, Tomer Weingarten tells CRN that endpoint security vendors and their partners are in the best position to define that future

Lenovo's Revolving Door: 5 Execs Who Have Held The North America President Role Since 2012

Emilio Ghildardi, who stepped down from his post as Lenovo president, North America last week, had held the position for a year and a half.

Boost For Partners: 7 Ways Sophos Is Raising The Innovation Bar

The security vendor will tackle the endpoint, network, cloud, machine learning and more as it aims to rev up its platform of security offerings, says Sophos' Dan Schiappa.

CRN Exclusive: Pure Storage CEO On Fast-Changing All-Flash Storage Business And Competing With Giants

Pure Storage CEO Scott Dietzen speaks with CRN on the extreme competitiveness of the all-flash storage market and what his company is doing to compete against market heavyweights NetApp, HPE, IBM and Dell EMC.

5 Things To Know About Consumer Reports' 'Not Recommended' Rating For Microsoft Surface

A Consumer Reports survey of users finds far more reliability issues with Surface products than with competing products.

The Best And Worst Channel Company Stocks Of The First Half Of 2017

The publicly held channel companies on our watch list were almost evenly split between stock price gainers and losers. See who was up and who was down in the first half of 2017.

Huawei U.S. Leader On Winning Against Cisco Through 'Openness', AWS Relationship And U.S. Market 'Commitment'

Huawei executive Ian Foo spoke with CRN about the company's channel strategy and why "trust has to be built" for the Huawei to succeed in the U.S. market.

Here's Who Made Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant For Unified Communications

Cisco, Mitel, Microsoft and Avaya are just some of the unified communications vendors that topped Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications this year.

Q&A: New Regional Intelisys Channel Manager On M&A Activity, Importance Of Partner Evolution

Stephanie Bouras, who is supporting Florida-based solution providers for master agent Intelisys, shares with CRN how she aims to help partners stay ahead of the curve.

Gartner: 10 Biggest Cybersecurity Consulting Companies By Revenue

These 10 companies dominated the security consulting market in 2016, accounting in total for 63.5 percent of the market, and have their eye on accelerating investments this year.

Samsung Enterprise IoT VP: 'We Can't Succeed Without Our Partners' In IoT

Samsung Vice President of IoT Enterprise Ed Abrams told CRN how the company is selling IoT solutions into vertical markets with the help of channel partners.

Tech 10: New Generation Servers Front And Center

Intel's new "Skylake" Xeon Scalable Platform is at the heart of a new crop of servers destined to impact the data center.

The 6 Best-Selling Chromebook Brands In Q2 2017

HP bolstered its leading position on Chromebook sales through distributors during the second quarter, according to market research firm The NPD Group.

Cloud Infrastructure Wars: Top 4 Vendors Grab Bigger Slice Of Growing Pie

As the market for cloud infrastructure services continues to grow at a brisk pace, the top four providers are increasing their hold on the business but still leaving room for their smaller peers to compete.

GreenPages CEO Dupler On Being Technology-Agnostic; AWS And VMware; And Why Customers Want Out Of The Data Center Business

GreenPages Technology Solutions CEO Ron Dupler spoke with CRN at his company's Cloudscape conference about the battle between AWS and Microsoft Azure; VMware Cloud On AWS; and why customers want out of the data center business.

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.