10 Funding Infusions Impacting The Channel In 2016 (So Far)

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

Centurylink's New Channel Chief On Recruiting New Partners, Data Center Strategy, And 'Doubling Down' On The Channel

CenturyLink's John DeLozier tells CRN about his plan to add new partners, the selling opportunities solution providers should pursue, and how CenturyLink's Channel Alliance team is going full steam ahead.

Dueling Data Plans: How Carriers Are Competing In The Crowded Wireless Market

CRN rounded up the current wireless plans of the major four carriers in the country -- AT&T, Spring, T-Mobile and Verizon -- and what each is doing to retain its customers.

IDC: 5 Tablet Vendors With The Highest Shipments In Q2 2016

Apple is growing its market share in tablets, thanks to the iPad Pro, while Samsung is slipping. Here are the five vendors identified by IDC for having shipped the most tablets in the second quarter of 2016.

WWT CEO On 'Strong' Cisco Partnership, Dell-EMC, And How Smaller Solution Providers Should Evolve

CEO Jim Kavanaugh discusses the solution provider's relationship with Cisco, opportunity around Dell-EMC, and why when you're a small VAR you shouldn't try to take on the world.

The Top 25 Innovators Of 2016

As part of the Top 100 Executives Of 2016, CRN looks at 25 execs that are setting the tone in the technology world.

Follow The Money: 20 IT Companies That Collectively Raised $500M In Financing

Companies working in cybersecurity and IoT were among those that hauled in venture capital in July.

The Top 25 Disrupters Of 2016

As part of the Top 100 Executives Of 2016, CRN looks at 25 execs that are throwing a curveball at the technology world.

16 Hot New Security Products Launched At Black Hat 2016

Take a look at 16 new products and solutions that security vendors rolled out in Las Vegas this week at the annual Black Hat Conference.

The Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders Of 2016

As part of the Top 100 Executives of 2016, CRN looks at 25 channel sales executives that really stood out as they worked to bring success to their partners.

7 Takeaways From Alphabet's Strong Earnings Call That Partners Need To Know

Google parent Alphabet turned in big second-quarter results last week as it beat analyst expectations and sent its stock soaring. Here are seven takeaways that go way beyond its stellar financials.

10 Cybersecurity Lessons Learned In 2016 (So Far)

Take a look back at some of the biggest lessons and takeaways from the cybersecurity industry so far, including ransomware, critical infrastructure attacks and the Internet of Things.

Here's Who Made Gartner's 2016 Magic Quadrant For Group Video Systems

The enterprise video systems market is in a state of innovation and transition this year. Here's how the research firm ranked the vendors in this arena.

The 25 Most Influential Executives Of 2016

Here we present this year's class of the 25 Most Influential individuals in the technology industry.

The 10 Most Active VC Investors In The Internet Of Things

According to research firm CBInsights, here are the 10 venture capital firms that have been the most active in betting on IoT over the past five years.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending July 29, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending July 29, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

5 Questions Answered About Verizon's Blockbuster Acquisition Of Yahoo

On the heels of Verizon's acquisition of internet giant Yahoo this week for nearly $5 billion, here are five things to know about the deal and its potential impact on the IT industry.

The 10 Most Controversial Companies Of 2016 (So Far)

CRN has scoured the news headlines and identified 10 companies that have been stirring things up so far this year.

The 10 Most Important Tech Partnerships In 2016 (So Far)

CRN examines the 10 partnerships which are continuing to have an impact on the solution provider landscape so far this year.

IoT Channel Chronicles: How Microsoft Partner BlueMetal Profited From Smart Refrigerators

In this week's IoT channel series, CRN talks to a Microsoft partner that is profiting from healthcare IoT by building smart refrigerators.

10 Storage Emerging Vendors You Need To Know About

Storage startups are developing leading-edge technologies, from software-defined storage, to tools for managing storage in hybrid-cloud environments, to hyper-converged systems. Here's a look at 10 that caught our attention.

Tale Of Two Quarters: Apple And Samsung Reveal Diverging Fortunes

Apple and Samsung had very different outcomes on smartphone sales during Qthe second quarter of 2016, with iPhone sales dropping and Galaxy S7 sales surging.

The 10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2016 (So Far)

A continuous stream of data breach announcements has (unfortunately) become the norm, with the start of 2016 being no exception. Take a look at 10 of the biggest and most impactful breaches of the year so far.

6 Things To Know If You Don't Take The Windows 10 Free Upgrade

The Windows 10 free upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 expires on July 29. Here's what users need to know if they decide not to upgrade.