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Things We Wish Steve Ballmer Would Say
Wouldn't it be refreshing to get some honest, feisty answers from a chief executive?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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TechData Kicks Off TechSelect Conference -- Vegas Style!
Tech Data kicked off its TechSelect conference for 210 VARs last week in Las
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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.
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Bake-Off: Color Printers
Eight manufacturers, eight color printers -- in this showdown, winner takes all.
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Inside Apple's Biggest U.S. Store
Mac mania hit Boston this week as Apple opened its largest U.S. retail store. Thousands crowded in to take a peek. Here's what they saw.
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Distribution Exec's 'Green' North Pole Adventure
Don Bell, president, chairman and CEO of distributor Bell Microproducts, joined a trip to the North Pole led by British adventurer David Hempleman-Adams, aimed at drawing attention to global warming and the need to preserve the polar ice cap.
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VAR Pranks Apple's Flagship Store
Solution provider and Apple reseller Tech Superpowers celebrates the grand opening of Apple's Boston flagship store.
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VAR's Warehouse Voice System 'Speaks' To Workers
Picking products in a warehouse may not be the easiest job in the world, but with an application recently deployed by solution provider Lucas Systems, Do It Best Corp. has taken advantage of a new trend in warehouse technology: a voice-directed, picking application.
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Scenes From Synnex's First Varnex Conference
The Synnex Varnex conference brought together more than 120 solution providers and dozens of vendors.
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Products We Love At XChange Government Integrator '08
Vendors at XChange Government Integrator '08 showcased their most cutting-edge notebook computers, projectors and RFID technologies.
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The Many Faces Of Linux
Nowadays, the Linux user experience is slick, clean, and aesthetically pleasing, thanks to the GNOME and KDE desktop environments. Users can keep the same desktop experience from distribution to distribution.
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Achieving Victory At ePlus' National Sales Meeting
VARBusiness 500 superstar ePlus capped off its three-day national sales meeting with a keynote address by Mike Eruzione, who scored the winning goal in the Olympic victory over the Soviet Union.
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25 Cool Products For Mobile Workers
From super-small laptops to nifty portable peripherals, here are 25 cool products to keep mobile workers primed and productive.