ARC 2012: Biggest Vendor Gains And Drops

CRN looks at the vendors whose channel programs either made big improvements or took a step backward according to the solution providers who rated them in this year's Annual Report Card.

Ready For Launch: 12 Hot Devices Running Windows 8

Windows 8 is here and with it comes a slew of devices ready to run the latest release of Microsoft's OS. Here we take a look at a dozen Windows 8-ready tablets, Ultrabooks and convertible PCs.

5 Big Data Moves At Hadoop World

At the O'Reilly Strata Conference and Hadoop World 2012 taking place this week in New York, vendors are rushing to announce their support for Hadoop.

Windows 8: Five Things To Love, Five Things To Hate

There's actually a lot to like about Microsoft's new Windows OS, and we don't just mean for tablets.

ARC 2012: Top Channel Programs

Which manufacturers treat partners right? Solution providers tell all.

Head-To-Head: iPad Mini Vs. Amazon Kindle Fire HD Vs. Google Nexus 7

The iPad mini takes direct aim at both the Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD in the 7-inch tablet space. Here's how the three compare.

Password Security: Your Grandma's More Password Savvy Than You

A survey by ESET and Harris Interactive suggests that older adults may be doing a better job with passwords and security than younger IT users.

5 Things To Know About The iPad Mini

Apple has officially added a 'mini' member to its wildly popular iPad line-up. Here are five things you should know about the new device.

Windows 8 RTM: What's New In Microsoft's New OS

Here's what to expect when you're expecting your customers to adopt Windows 8.

20 Slippery Questions With Cisco CEO John Chambers

In an exclusive interview with CRN, Cisco CEO John Chambers talks succession, SDN, competition and more, including what Cisco really thinks of EMC and VMware.

Big Data, Big News: 10 Things To See At Hadoop World

Check out some of the hot Hadoop-related technologies vendors plan to show off at this week's Hadoop World conference in New York.

Will Windows 8 Save PC Sales? Tracking 22 Years Of Windows Releases

Windows 8 is largely expected to revive PC sales -- but will it? Take a look at Microsoft's track record for creating a buzz in the overall PC market.

ARC 2012: Product Quality And Reliability, The Key To Success

VARs that participated in CRN's Annual Report Card rate their top vendor partners in product, quality and reliability.

2012 Annual Report Card: 23 Category Winners

The results are in. Solution providers surveyed in 23 product categories offer a look at which vendors are doing best—and worst. Some answers are surprising.

Defusing A Software Audit: What To Do When You're Accused Of Copyright Infringement

What do you do when you're accused of software piracy? The International Association of IT Asset Managers offers some advice on software audits.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Oct. 19, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.

Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

For the week ending Oct. 19, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

The Price Of Downtime: 5 Gotchas Facing E-Retailers

Despite a high percentage of downtime for online shopping websites last year, Web hosting partners working with infrastructure providers like Rackspace can help e-retailers maintain functioning sites during the peak season.

The 10 Myths Of Social Media

Curtis Hougland, CEO of Attention USA, outlined the common myths around social media at the BoB Conference in Tampa this week.

10 Hot Tech Startups For October

Emerging companies are jumping ahead in cloud services, big data, virtualization and more.

Cisco Storage: How To Dominate The Market Without Selling A Single Disk

While Cisco is well-known as a tough competitor in the networking, communications and server markets, behind the scenes it has also quietly become a storage linchpin thanks to converged infrastructures.

MSP Roundup: ConnectWise Integrations, NetGain Acquisition And More

NetGain Technologies acquired IntraSource to expand its MSP presence and ConnectWise added two new vendors: Trend Micro and Reliable Group. Here's a roundup of recent MSP news.

The MIT Research Vault: 7 Wireless Technologies Of The Future

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is ushering in a new generation of wireless solutions that will change the way we work and play. Here's a sneak peek.

Synnex Roundup: New Cloud Solutions And Vendor Promotion App Launched

With a new pact, Synnex is now carrying EVault's cloud-based portfolio including EVault Endpoint Protection, EVault Cloud Disaster Recovery and all other EVault offerings.

Follow The Money: 10 Recent Tech VC Investments To Watch In October

Venture capital investment is alive and well in the tech sector, and companies all over, from IaaS providers to cloud-managed wireless LAN specialists, are closing some pretty hefty sums. Here's a look at the past few weeks' of funding rounds and the backers that made them happen.