The Most Innovative Products Of 2009

Each year, innovative technology products emerge that influence the way we work and play. CRN and Everything Channel selected some of the best of these products in key areas from 2009.

The Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders Of 2009

CRN's Top 25 Channel Sales Leaders of 2009 fought hard to provide their solution provider partners with the tools and support they need to battle the biggest industry downturn in the history of IT. These are the executives who went the distance for solution providers in 2009.

Top 10 Cyber Monday Threats

Forget Black Friday. The Monday following Thanksgiving is the biggest online shopping day of the year. And hackers will be ready. Here are a few threats to watch while surfing the Web Monday morning.

Scenes From's Dreamforce Conference

An estimated 18,000 customers and partners attended what has rapidly become the cloud computing event of the year. Along with hearing keynotes from CEO Marc Benioff and Gen. Colin Powell, attendees partied to the music of the Black Crowes. If you didn't make it, here's what you missed.

The Top 25 Channel Mavericks Of 2009

The Top 25 Channel Mavericks of 2009 bucked the system with brash, bold thinking to make sure that solution providers weren't caught in the economic down-draft. These are the independent, make-it-happen channel chargers that made big bets to aggressively grab market share with channel enhancements and cutting-edge products that blew partners away.

Scenes From Varnex: Sinatra, Martin, Davis Jr. And ... Stegner?

More than 250 solution provider and vendor executives hit Palm Springs last week to talk about their 2010 strategies at Synnex's Varnex Conference. Most VARs are expecting the IT industry to grow, and the show provided opportunity for VARs to gather some ideas.

25 Holiday Gifts Your Techie Will Love

The perfect holiday gift guide for all the gadgets, smartphones and PC products the geek in your life will covet.

10 Tech Turkeys For 2009

Most everyone loves Thanksgiving turkeys. But IT industry turkeys? Not so much. We look at 10 examples of 'turkeys' that have disappointed the tech industry this year.

The 25 Most Innovative Executives Of 2009

Our list of the most innovative executives of the year spotlights the people that are pushing the envelope with new products and channel programs to bring solution providers to new heights.

The 25 Most Influential Executives of 2009

Find out which executives made the grade and held their own, despite the great IT downturn of 2009.

Scenes From TechSelect, Disney Style

More than 280 VARs helped Tech Data celebrate the 10th anniversary of TechSelect at Walt Disney World Nov. 12-14. Solution providers got business advice from Tech Data and Disney executives, including Mickey Mouse himself.

2009 CRN Tech Innovator Awards

The Sixth Annual Tech Innovators Awards, unveiled this week at the XChange Tech Innovators conference in Las Vegas, honored companies for using new methods or technologies to deliver top-notch products.

Oracle 2009 Titan Awards

At the Oracle OpenWorld conference last month, Oracle honored its channel partners who thrived in 2009 despite the tough economy. See which solution providers were the recipients of this year's annual Titan Awards.

Vendors Ramp Up Services: What It Means To VARs

With vendors eyeing -- and buying -- solution providers in recent months, what is the game plan and how can VARs work with these large hybrid companies? We spoke with vendors and industry analysts to gain perspective.

Hot, Healthy Scenes From Healthcare IT Summit

Everything Channel's Healthcare IT Summit brought hundreds of health care CIOs, vendors, insurers, providers and systems integrators to La Quinta, Calif. Here's a look at what they saw and heard.

25 Scenes From Symantec PartnerEngage 2009

At Symantec PartnerEngage 2009, at the JW Marriott in Orlando, Fla., partners came away with new channel tools, a new services strategy and a brand new set of culinary skills. Here are a few scenes from the show.

2009 Healthcare IT Summit Award Winners

Everything Channel's Healthcare IT Summit honored vendors in nine categories for both insurance payers and health providers this week in La Quinta, Calif. Here's a look at the winners.

Symantec 2009 PartnerEngage Award Winners

During its 2009 PartnerEngage partner conference, Symantec distributed eight awards to its best VARs, LARs and distributors. Drumroll please...

World Series Wager: New York, Philly VARs Settle Up

Stage 2 Networks and Alteva are baseball-loving networking VARs from New York and Philadelphia, respectively. Things got a lil' interesting between the two last week as the Yankees and Phillies took the World Series to to six games.

Mozilla's Thunderbird 3 RC -- Almost Ready for Take-off

The open source e-mail client, Thunderbird 3, has gotten an overhaul and is just about ready for final Release Candidate. There are scores of new features, as well as easier e-mail account setup with Thunderbird 3, now available in beta release version 4. Here's a look at some feature highlights.

Hot Products From VoiceCon San Francisco

VoiceCon San Francisco brought some of the latest in enterprise telephony, networking, infrastructure and UC products to the Moscone Center. Here's a look at some of what attendees saw.

Droid Enters Ring Against BlackBerry, iPhone

Motorola and Verizon on Friday make available to the public the Droid: the touch-screen, Android 2.0-based smartphone that is perhaps the most aggressively feature-rich phone on the market today based on the Google-driven mobile OS.

From Droid To Hero, Android Phones Are Hot, Hot, Hot

Google boss Eric Schmidt recently suggested Android adoption is 'about to explode.' Here are 10 hot smartphones running on the white-hot Android platform, including price, availability and U.S carriers, that might suggest he's right.

Pass That PCI Audit: 20 Hot Compliance Products

As if they needed more stress, organizations are facing evolving and increasingly stringent compliance regulations from the Payment Card Industry, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and others. Here are a few security compliance products that can make the audit process less excruciating.

Hot New Handsets For The Holidays

New smartphones from Sony, Motorola and the first-ever Twitter-only mobile device -- the TwitterPeek -- headline a busy week for handset makers as the holiday shopping season heats up.