Dell's Ganthier: 'Software-defined Is Kryptonite To Cisco'

Dell Vice President of Engineered Solutions and Cloud Jim Ganthier says customers want the flexibility to pick and choose what works best for them, and they'll benefit from the nascent software-defined market, a market Cisco has so far stayed out of.

The 10 Coolest Big Data Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Big data continues to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the IT industry with researcher Wikibon predicting market growth of 22 percent this year. Here are 10 of the coolest big data startups of the year (so far).

Top 6 Best-Selling PC Brands Of The Second Quarter

The worldwide PC market continued to plummet in the second quarter of 2015, according to research firm IDC. Here are the top six PC brands for the quarter based on worldwide market share.

The 10 Coolest Virtualization Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Virtualization remains the key enabling technology for cloud, and startups are working on virtualizing storage, servers, networking and management.

9 Ways Microsoft Is Transforming Its Channel

CRN asked several Microsoft execs at the company's 2015 Worldwide Partner Conference what partners need to know in order to capitalize on the company's evolving channel programs and opportunities. Here's what they said.

The 10 Coolest Security Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Security startups that have stood out so far in 2015 include companies that have launched solutions for containers, apps, threat detection and more.

CRN Exclusive: Plexxi CEO Talks New 'Next Era Converged Network' Switch, Major Revenue Growth In 2015

Plexxi CEO Richard Napolitano talks to CRN about how the networking industry needs to become converged through SDN, and why Plexxi doesn't see Cisco, Arista Networks and Big Switch Networks as direct competitors.

The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2015 (So Far)

Startups in the storage industry, with their new ways of tackling problems old and new, may or may not survive in the long term, but many will shape long-term technology development while making the industry an interesting place to be.

The 10 Biggest Managed Services Trends Of 2015 (So Far)

This half-year's top offerings allow MSPs to capture revenue from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure and excel at everything from aiding digital transformations to generating PCI compliance reports.

Follow The Money: 18 Tech Venture Capital Investments In June

Venture funding continues to flow to IT startups, especially in the areas of security and big data. Here's a look at 18 financing announcements that caught our attention.

4 Reasons Analysts Are Downgrading Fortinet

Since the beginning of June, three analysts have downgraded their rating of network security vendor Fortinet. Take a look at some of the challenges that the analysts say are facing Fortinet right now.

Microsoft Ups Its Cool Factor With These 10 Far-Out R&D Projects

Microsoft is a quiet giant when it comes to research and development. Never one to toot its own horn, Microsoft is developing the following 10 intriguing technologies.

The 10 Coolest Wearables Of 2015 (So Far)

As the popularity of the wearables market heightens, smartwatch vendors are pushing the limits with their wearable releases. Here are the top 10 coolest wearables of 2015, so far.

5 Channel Changes Partners Will Hear About At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

Partners who will attend Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference are eager to hear how the tech giant plans to help them capitalize on new products and technologies.

The 10 Coolest Processors Of 2015 (So Far)

Versatility defines 2015's crop of microprocessors. From beefy server chips to tiny, low-power IoT chips, here is an update on what's worth keeping an eye on.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending July 10, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

Windows Server 2003 Migration Nightmares: Top 5 Reported Hassles

For some Microsoft partners, migrating their customers off Windows Server 2003 is giving them a migraine as they rush to meet the July 14 cutoff date for support.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending July 10, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

The 10 Coolest Smartwatch Apps of 2015 (So Far)

As smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Samsung Galaxy Gear become more popular, so too do apps running on the wearables. Here are 10 of the coolest smartwatch apps so far of 2015.

Here's Who Made Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant For Secure Web Gateways

There are plenty of options in the secure Web gateway market, but some vendors are better than others. Take a look at how the vendors stack up in Gartner's 2015 Magic Quadrant ranking.

CRN Exclusive: New Cisco Channel Chief Says 'Change Is In Our Partners' Best Interest'

Cisco's new channel chief, Wendy Bahr, tells CRN what's in store for the partner community and why the opportunities are 'endless' as the industry transforms.

The 10 Coolest Laptops Of 2015 (So Far)

Check out the 10 machines deemed worthy of being included in our list of the coolest laptops of the year (so far).

The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2015 (So Far)

Storage vendors so far this year have fed a need for speed with a variety of all-flash storage arrays and solid-state drives designed to help applications run faster than ever.

The 10 Coolest Tablets of 2015 (So Far)

From Microsoft's Surface 3 to Lenovo's Yoga Tablet 2, here are 10 of the coolest tablets so far in 2015 that have enterprise clients cheering.

The 10 Coolest Servers Of 2015 (So Far)

The first half of 2015 has seen major releases and updates in the server market from industry powerhouses like Dell, EMC, Lenovo, IBM and Oracle. Here are 10 of the coolest that were released so far this year.

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