Five Things We Want To Hear More About At Oracle OpenWorld

With a newly appointed president, the Sun Microsystems acquisition a done deal, and a completely new line of applications under development, Oracle is undergoing some major changes right now. Here's what we see as the top five issues the company needs to address at next week's Oracle OpenWorld.

Hailing New Hardware: Dell Wants In On SMB Market

Dell Thursday unveiled additions to its server, storage and networking products, citing SMB customer and solution provider requirements for hardware that provides immediate ROI and are easy to deploy.

A Look At The Avaya Flare Experience

Avaya's new Flare Experience interface, along with its attendant tablet and video endpoints, expands Avaya's UC and collaboration portfolio and for the first time gives Avaya VARs an end-to-end video solution to sell. Here's a quick look at the Flare Experience release and what you should know.

A VAR's Story: Learning How To Meet An Amusement Park's IT Needs

Brandon Zumwalt, owner of Internet Contrasts, recently spoke with CRN about the challenges the VAR overcame to put the project together and what he would do differently the next time.

7 Glimpses Of The Future From Intel's Developer Forum

The Intel Developer Forum always provides a dizzying view of the future, and this year's semiconductor confab was true to form. CRN patrolled the IDF show floor and offers some of the more memorable sights from the event.

High On Fiber: 10 Notable Telecom Deals This Year

The telecom service provider space has been fertile ground for major M&A moves lately, especially for fiber network providers. Here's a quick recap of 10 notable deals this year that anyone with a stake in the carrier and service provider channels should keep an eye on.

10 Energy Saving Products Your Customers Need Now

Here's a look at the latest hardware and software products reviewed by the CRN Test Center that offer customer savings and reseller profits.

VAR500 Roundup: CSC Seen As Takeover Target, Accenture Starts Skills Program, And More

VAR500 players Accenture, CDW, CSC, Xerox Services and TCS all made waves this week.

10 Hot Emerging Vendors For September 2010

Each month, CRN highlights 10 hot new IT vendors you need to know about across various IT channel segments. Here are 10 emerging vendors for September 2010.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending September 10, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.

Test Center Roundup: Hot New Products For September 2010

New products from Acronis, NEC, Samsung, Plustek, Openbravo and Emerson caught the CRN Test Center's eye this month.

Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

For the week ending Sept. 10, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

Bye-Bye To 3PAR, McAfee: Scenes From VMworld 2010

VMworld 2010 was not only a showcase of the latest in virtualization and cloud computing technology, it was a chance to meet partners and startups and say good-bye to two major companies who may never be seen again.

Four Years In The Cloud: Happy Birthday, Amazon Web Services EC2

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) cloud computing platform are four years old. Here is a roundup of some significant milestones in AWS' history.

Big Money Mark: Five Reasons Hurd Is Worth Every Penny

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has good reason to pay former HP CEO Mark Hurd $950,000 and up to a $10 million bonus. It’s called money in the bank

VAR500 Roundup: Northrop, HP Services, Accenture, Xerox and Capgemini

Ups and downs this week: Solution providers and systems integrators are making news by expanding into Brazil and India, while another had to apologize for a service outage in Virginia.

Hurd's Top Five Oracle Acquisition Target Hit-List

New Oracle President Mark Hurd is not going to be content to sit by and watch IBM, HP and other IT giants pick off one company after another. Here are what we think should be Hurd's five top acquisition targets as he sets about the business of remaking Oracle.

Fascinate And More: Samsung's Android Lineup Takes Shape

A look at the smartphones and other mobile devices that are turning Samsung into the latest Android powerhouse.

10 Hot Channel Storylines For Fall

Who'll replace Mark Hurd at HP and will he or she embrace the channel? What do the tea leaves tell us about Oracle-Sun? And are we really in recovery mode the way we all hoped we'd be at the beginning of 2010? No one can predict the future, but here's a look at 10 storylines that'll most assuredly have legs.

VAR 500 Roundup: IBM Wins Sunoco Contract, Accenture Supports SAP System, And More

VAR500 companies made the news last week, gaining contracts, buying companies, and introducing applications for mobile banking, and for the cloud.

Summer Shifts: Notable July-August IT Executive Moves

CRN takes a look at some of the biggest recent executive shifts, led by a departure that's perhaps the biggest IT story of the year, so far.

CA's Cloud Computing Spending Spree: 6 Acquisitions, 14 Months, $1 Billion

CA's string of cloud computing acquisitions continued this week with the $200 million cash purchase of Arcot Systems. Here is a look at CA's recent cloud spending spree.

Back To School: 10 Hot Solution Provider Plays In Education

With a new school year upon us, here's a look at 10 areas where solution providers saw reason to celebrate during this year's education buying season.

Hot Management, Data Protection Products At VMworld

Resource management, data protection and replication in virtualized environments could get easier thanks to new software, physical appliances and virtual appliances being shown this week at VMworld 2010.

IT Dictionary For The Nontechie: 25 Terms

Twenty-five IT terms even your grandmother could understand.