10 Coolest Startups Of 2011

Driven by cloud computing, virtualization and other factors changing the face of IT, 2011 was a huge year for startups and here we take a look at 10 of the coolest emerging vendors for 2011.

The 10 Most Significant Tech Acquisitions Of 2011

IT companies spent billions to make acquisitions in 2011 in an effort to strengthen their competitive stance, expand their technology portfolio, spark strategic initiatives -- or just get bigger. Here are what we considered to be the most significant industry acquisitions this year.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Dec. 16, 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 Dec. 16, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

The 10 Best Apps Of 2011

From IT tools to photo editing to messaging, the year's best apps gave new meaning to the term, "mobility."

The 10 Biggest Channel Stories Of 2011

CRN looks at 10 stories that rocked the channel in 2011, from Dell's channel push to HP's pivotal decision on its PC business.

The 10 Coolest Notebooks Of 2011

From ultra-thin laptops and Chromebooks to mobile workstations and Ultrabooks, CRN looks at 10 notebooks that shined in 2011.

The 10 Best Open-Source Products Of 2011

If we saw nothing else in 2011, we saw open-source communities make long strides from cloud computing to VoIP to the desktop.

VAR500: Capgemini Drills Down On Social Media; Accenture Survey Cites High Return Costs

CRN looks at VAR500 IT solution providers in the news this week, including Capgemini, which is offering a social media webinar and Accenture, which outlined the high cost of product returns.

The 10 Biggest Data Center Stories Of 2011

Improving data center efficiency was front and center in 2011 as customers looked for ways to cut power and cooling costs even as their data centers grew to meet new cloud and other business requirements.

The 10 Biggest Software Stories Of 2011

In 2011 the software industry was in the midst of a paradigm shift to cloud computing. That, combined with the industry's already hyper-competitive nature, made for a lot of conflict as vendors jockeyed for position.

10 IT Industry Figures Who Stirred Things Up This Year

CRN looks at IT industry executives who said and did things this year that inspired powerful feelings within their respective partner bases.

The 10 Coolest Smartphones Of 2011

Smartphones are getting thinner, smaller, lighter and more powerful as time goes on, this year perhaps more so than ever.

The 15 Best Products Of 2011

From processors to tablets, from PCs to laptops, this was a great year of great products. Here are the ones we found to be the best.

10 Biggest Virtualization Stories Of 2011

CRN looks at 10 of the most important developments in the virtualization space this year, including the growing role of mobility and management, as well as key vendor decisions.

The 10 Biggest Storage Stories Of 2011

2011 found the storage industry making big bets on the future, including acquisitions and investments, new technologies, new vendors, and new markets.

Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

For the week ending Dec. 8, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Dec. 8, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.

The Most Innovative Products of 2011

From tablets to high-end storage, here are the 2011 Tech Innovators.

Video Vendors You Need To Know

Check out CRN's list of the vendors in the videoconferencing space the channel should know.

Emerging Video Vendors You Need To Know

CRN takes a look at the emerging vendors in the videoconferencing space.

Review: Hits And Misses In The Windows 8 Developer Preview

The CRN Test Center finds mixed results when testing applications on Windows 8 developer preview edition.

The 10 Biggest Security Stories Of 2011

The 10 biggest security stories of 2011 showed that no one was safe from attack by cybercriminals, who target government, corporations, nonprofits and security vendors.

VAR500: Unisys Finds Cloud Top Concern; Glasshouse Ditches IPO

VAR500 solution providers Accenture, Presidio, Glasshouse, GovPlace, CDW and Unisys made headlines.

The 10 Biggest Networking Stories Of 2011

From blockbuster M&A deals and Cisco craziness to the growth of software-defined networking and bold new competitors, these were the stories that kept networking-centric solution providers buzzing throughout 2011.

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