5 Things To Know About Consumer Reports' 'Not Recommended' Rating For Microsoft Surface

A Consumer Reports survey of users finds far more reliability issues with Surface products than with competing products.

The Best And Worst Channel Company Stocks Of The First Half Of 2017

The publicly held channel companies on our watch list were almost evenly split between stock price gainers and losers. See who was up and who was down in the first half of 2017.

Huawei U.S. Leader On Winning Against Cisco Through 'Openness', AWS Relationship And U.S. Market 'Commitment'

Huawei executive Ian Foo spoke with CRN about the company's channel strategy and why "trust has to be built" for the Huawei to succeed in the U.S. market.

Here's Who Made Gartner's 2017 Magic Quadrant For Unified Communications

Cisco, Mitel, Microsoft and Avaya are just some of the unified communications vendors that topped Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications this year.

Q&A: New Regional Intelisys Channel Manager On M&A Activity, Importance Of Partner Evolution

Stephanie Bouras, who is supporting Florida-based solution providers for master agent Intelisys, shares with CRN how she aims to help partners stay ahead of the curve.

Gartner: 10 Biggest Cybersecurity Consulting Companies By Revenue

These 10 companies dominated the security consulting market in 2016, accounting in total for 63.5 percent of the market, and have their eye on accelerating investments this year.

Samsung Enterprise IoT VP: 'We Can't Succeed Without Our Partners' In IoT

Samsung Vice President of IoT Enterprise Ed Abrams told CRN how the company is selling IoT solutions into vertical markets with the help of channel partners.

Tech 10: New Generation Servers Front And Center

Intel's new "Skylake" Xeon Scalable Platform is at the heart of a new crop of servers destined to impact the data center.

The 6 Best-Selling Chromebook Brands In Q2 2017

HP bolstered its leading position on Chromebook sales through distributors during the second quarter, according to market research firm The NPD Group.

Cloud Infrastructure Wars: Top 4 Vendors Grab Bigger Slice Of Growing Pie

As the market for cloud infrastructure services continues to grow at a brisk pace, the top four providers are increasing their hold on the business but still leaving room for their smaller peers to compete.

GreenPages CEO Dupler On Being Technology-Agnostic; AWS And VMware; And Why Customers Want Out Of The Data Center Business

GreenPages Technology Solutions CEO Ron Dupler spoke with CRN at his company's Cloudscape conference about the battle between AWS and Microsoft Azure; VMware Cloud On AWS; and why customers want out of the data center business.

10 Hot Startups That Raised VC Funding In July

Security and network automation companies were among those that hauled in venture capital rounds in July.

Q&A: Michael Dell On Dell Technologies' Channel Renaissance

Ahead of publishing the annual The Top 100 Executives, CRN spoke with the Most Influential Leader of 2017, Michael Dell.

VeloCloud CEO On Why 'Power Is Shifting' In SD-WAN Market, Cisco-Viptela Impact, And Market Consolidation Ahead

'The move is afoot in terms of the power shifting to the buyer and they want SD-WAN as a Service, not SD-WAN as just another box,' VeloCloud CEO Sanjay Uppal tells CRN.

New Frontiers: 10 Hot Security Opportunities For Solution Providers

Solution providers and vendor executives at Black Hat 2017 say that opportunities abound around ransomware, cloud security and IoT, as well as emerging technologies such as DevOps.

2017 Fast Growth 150: The Top 50

The Fast Growth 150 is CRN's annual ranking of the fastest-growing solution providers, resellers, technology integrators and IT consultants in North America. Here we present the top 50 from the class of 2017.

Head-To-Head: Apple MacBook Air Vs. Microsoft Surface Laptop

The CRN Test Center compares Apple's popular laptop with Microsoft's new Windows 10 S notebook. Here's how the Apple MacBook Air stacks up against the Microsoft Surface Laptop.

Xcelocloud CEO Mike Champion: Clearing Up The SD-WAN Confusion For Partners

Mike Champion, founder and CEO of solution provider startup Xcelocloud discussed why he created a company with a laser-focused on SD-WAN consulting, broke down the different "flavors" of SD-WAN and highlighted the growing opportunity for partners.

RingCentral CEO Scoffs At Mitel-ShoreTel Acquisition; Talks Winning Over Top Avaya Partners And $1B Sales Goal

"[Mitel-ShoreTel] does not seem to be, from my perspective, like one-plus-one equals three here. It seems like two legacy providers who are running out of market share," said RingCentral CEO Vlad Shmunis.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending Aug. 4, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

Across The Telecom Spectrum: 6 Moves That Made Waves In The Channel In July

In July, the telecommunications industry stayed hot with providers snapping up more fiber assets and releasing new services for partners and customers. CRN rounds up six moves that solution providers should know about.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Aug. 4, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

30 Notable IT Executive Moves: July 2017

Here's a look at which executive comings and goings made our July list.

Q&A: Symantec CEO On DigiCert Deal And Partner Growth With Platform Security

In an interview with CRN, Symantec CEO Greg Clark addressed the company's two recent acquisitions, the divestiture of its website security business, and overall growth around its platform security strategy.

LogicMonitor Founder On Exposing Amazon Performance Issues, Fixing Cloud Sprawl, And Making MSPs The Heroes

LogicMonitor founder and Chief Product Officer Steve Francis says his company sometimes sees issues that Amazon never acknowledges. He sat down with CRN to discuss how the SaaS-based performance monitoring vendor is upping its channel game.