The 10 Biggest Cisco Stories Of 2012

Cisco killed off Cius, bought Meraki, changed channel chiefs and talked up CEO succession. Yet, none was the biggest Cisco story of the year. Here's a look at Cisco's 2012.

The 10 Biggest Google Stories Of 2012

From BigQuery and Compute Engine to Chromebook and Nexus, Google created news covering a broad range of technologies in 2012.

The 10 Biggest HP Stories Of 2012

From never-ending financial struggles, to reorganizations, layoffs, new faces and products, HP was a whirlwind of major developments in 2012. CRN examines the 10 most important.

Head-To-Head: Microsoft Surface For Windows RT vs. Apple iPad 4

Which is the better value proposition: Microsoft's first tablet or Apple's fourth? Feature by feature, the CRN Test Center checks it out.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Dec. 21, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.

5 Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

For the week ending Dec. 21, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

The Top 10 Security Breaches Of 2012

Here's a look back at the missteps, miscues and misapprehensions that led to a profitable year for cybercriminals.

The 10 Biggest Acquisitions Of 2012

CRN looks at the biggest tech acquisitions of 2012, from cloud-based software deals to software-defined networking purchases.

The 10 Biggest Apple Stories Of 2012

Between a rare product flop and a number of executive shake-ups, Apple was the talk of the tech world in 2012. Here are 10 of the biggest stories from the year.

Head-To-Head: Apple iPad Vs. Apple iPad Mini

What shall it be, the full-size iPad or the iPad Mini, Apple's lowest-cost iPad ever? The answer lies in how it's to be used.

The History Of The Hard Drive And Its Future

Travel back in time to check out development of the hard drive plus take a peek into where the storage technology is headed.

The Most Innovative Products of 2012

Here's a look at the winners of the 2012 Tech Innovator Awards, including the CRN Test Center's 2012 Editor's Choice for the most innovative product of the year.

Cloud Security: Attitudes Of The Experts

Is the cloud sufficiently secure? Despite its benefits in terms of cost and ease of use, many IT professionals attending a prominent industry event expressed major concerns about security, in terms of their company data as well as their own data.

10 Most Controversial Companies Of 2012

Every year there are IT vendors that love to shake things up, battle with rivals, take bold risks and generally stir things up. Here we examine the 10 most notable examples from this year.

The 10 Coolest Laptops Of 2012

The variety of mobile computing in 2012 has been staggering. Here's a look at the coolest laptop devices of the year.

The 10 Most-Read CRN News Stories Of 2012

CRN presents the most-read technology news stories of 2012, from HP and Oracle's very public spat to the competition in the cloud and mobility spaces heating up.

The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages Of 2012

Cloud outages happen so frequently that they've lost their shock effect and contribute to the popularity of private clouds.

The 2012 Products of the Year

From servers to laptops to tablets, 2012 was a great year of great products. Here are the ones we found to be the best.

Follow The Money: 10 Recent Tech VC Investments To Watch in December

Venture capital investment is alive and well in the tech sector and companies all over, from storage specialists to cloud platform providers, are closing some pretty hefty sums. Here's a look at recent funding rounds and the backers that made them happen.

Head-To-Head: Apple iPad Mini Vs. Samsung Galaxy Note II

Samsung wins in nearly every technical category, but Apple is Apple after all.

The 10 Best Mobile Apps Of 2012

The year saw a diverse cross-section of apps for security, productivity, navigation and contact management. Here are the best apps of 2012.

Channel Charity: Holiday Philanthropy From Solution Providers

Whether it's raising money for cancer research or donating food, clothing and gifts to needy children, these solution providers are spreading holiday cheer.

The Spirit Of Giving: A Dozen Who've Made A Difference

A number of top-level current and former executives have made a name for themselves beyond technology. Here are 12 individuals who've taken philanthropy to new heights.

No Prima Donnas, Please: Make-Or-Break Traits To Getting Hired

There's more to landing an IT job than having the technical skills. Here's a look at the top attributes employers want to see -- and a few they don't.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Dec. 14, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.