The 5 Biggest Surprises From CRN's Best Companies To Partner With

Here we take a look at the biggest surprises from CRN's 2012 Best Companies to Partner With, an annual rating of IT vendors by their solution provider channel partners.

The Top 25 Disrupters Of 2012

As part of our ranking of the Top 100 Executives Of 2012, CRN looks at the 25 executives who created chaos in the industry (in a good way).

The 25 Most Influential Executives Of 2012

As part of our ranking of the Top 100 Executives Of 2012, CRN looks at the 25 executives who exerted the most influence over the industry this year.

2012 BCTPW: Who Fell Off And Who Emerged

For the second year in a row, CRN asked VARs what vendors were their must-have partners for our Best Companies to Partner With study. Here are what companies fell off our list, and which companies made their debut.

Winners And Losers In The Digital Economy

Rapid changes in information technology have created a paradox in our economy: Rising productivity and increasing overall wealth at a time when many people are unemployed or have shrinking incomes. Here's who's benefiting from this growing schism -- and who isn't.

7 Ways To Capitalize On The Cloud

Tim Chou, author of "The End of Software: Transforming Your Business for the On Demand Future," says IT leaders need to develop a cloud strategy. Here are his suggestions.

10 Sticky Questions For The Avaya Channel

As Avaya's Americas Executive Partner Forum gets underway in Mexico this week, here are some important questions for Avaya and its channel partners as they
set the agenda for the new year.

6 Drivers Of The 'Storage Infrastruggle' And How To Manage Them

Six challenges relate to cloud hype, server virtualization and shoddy decision-making are contributing to a "storage infrastruggle" that affects how storage infrastructures are built, said Jon Toigo in his COMDEXvirtual presentation.

Money Well Spent: Who Partners Think Fortinet Should Buy

With some cash on hand, Fortinet is looking at the M&A route as a means of boosting its footing in security and related spaces. Whom should it consider? CRN asked a variety of channel partners attending the event for their recommendations.

8 Ways Storage Impacts Virtualized Environments

A storage-focused COMDEXvirtual panel concluded that a deep understanding of the impact of flash storage, virtual storage appliances, and other storage technologies is key to limiting their impact on the performance of virtualized environments.

6 Ways To Increase Your Monthly Recurring Revenue

"Getting people to pay you every month is not easy," says TruMethods' Gary Pica. But here are six ways to increase your recurring revenue stream.

Time For A Change: 5 Tech Trends Changing IT

In his COMDEXvirtual keynote, James Alexander examines the five trends shaping the IT industry and how solution providers can master these trends to become an agent of change for customers.

10 Big Breakthroughs: A History Of Accelerating Technology Innovation

Renowned inventor and technology futurist Ray Kurzweil chronicles the exponential growth of information technology with 10 big tech breakthroughs.

2012 Best Companies To Partner With

Get a first look at CRN's second annual exclusive new research study, Best Companies To Partner With, which asked solution providers to rank their must-have technology vendors.

COMDEXvirtual: Top 10 Channel Trends For 2013

In 2013, solution providers can reap opportunities as BYOD, cloud computing and other trends continue to surge in the enterprise.

Symantec To Partners: Tackle Cybersecurity's Crucial Next Steps

Symantec convened about 1,300 attendees for its annual Government Symposium in Washington, D.C. the day after the election last week. Here's a look at how it went down.

Top 5 Cities That Are Hotbeds For IT Job Growth

Despite dismal headlines about layoffs, job growth in the IT channel is heating up, with solution providers paving the job-creating way. Here's a look at the top five cities that are hotbeds for IT jobs.

Teardown: A Look Inside Apple's iPad Mini

Product teardown: The CRN Test Center takes a look inside Apple's latest little thing.

8 Countries Accused Of Cyberwar Activities

A look at some of the nations that may have used cyberwar methods against other countries. Each has been accused. And each has issued denials.

Head-to-Head: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 vs. Apple iPad Mini

The 7-inch battle: a spec-for-spec comparison between smaller product versions from giant companies.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Nov. 9, 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 Nov. 9, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

10 Top Election Tweets From Tech Executives

Top tech execs weren't shy about expressing their opinions via Twitter of Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and the 2012 presidential election as a whole.

7 Enterprise Cloud Computing Trends To Watch

Enterprises are implementing more clouds and deriving more value from them, according to a survey of cloud users.

6 Buzzworthy Products To Check Out Right Now

From versatile backups to virtual desktops and universal docking to low-cost wireless, innovative solutions make for boulevard of dreams at our Tech Innovator conference in Las Vegas.