11 Software Industry Predictions For 2011

Hot technologies and failing products, companies on the rise and executives on the way out, competition and legal battles: It's a good guess the software industry is in for a wild ride in 2011.

11 Data Storage Predictions For 2011

The storage industry in 2011 will grow, but it will not be an easy growth for solution providers without the right skills to handle the increasing consolidation of vendor and technologies.

11 Networking Predictions for 2011

Who will Cisco buy next? Will telcos flood the channel? Will the WAN-op market get nasty? Have a look at our top predictions for the networking channel for 2011.

IT Security Predictions For 2011

From the rise of political hacktivism to new opportunities around cloud security, here are 10 of the security trends we see coming down the pike in 2011.

The 10 Coolest Android Devices Of 2010

Google's Android OS posted astounding growth in 2010, and is now seen on some of the hottest mobile devices out there. Here's a look at the 10 we liked the most.

The 10 Coolest Open Source Applications Of 2010

Put an Asterisk on Android, say Bonjour to your browser. Check out the 10 coolest open source products of the year.

The 10 Coolest Notebooks of 2010

Despite the introduction of the iPad and other tablets, it was still a big year for laptops. Check out CRN's picks for the coolest notebooks of 2010.

20 Great-Looking Solution Provider Sites For 2010

The sites featured here are unafraid to stand out, to stake a claim for their customers' business, and to declare exactly who they are.

The 10 Coolest Smartphones of 2010

How many Android devices did we pick? What about Windows Phone 7? And have we soured on Apple? Check the list to find out our choices for the coolest smartphones of the year.

What Would Santa Claus Bring Your IT Organization For Christmas?

If channel executives could ask Santa Claus to bring something to their IT organization, the gifts would range from more money and customers to stability in the economic environment.

The 10 Funniest IT Industry Episodes Of 2010

The IT industry has never been synonymous with comedy, unless you count gallows humor. Yet a surprising amount of funny anecdotes and episodes take place every year. Here we offer 10 examples of ones that made us laugh out loud.

The 10 Biggest IBM Stories Of 2010

For IBM the key word in 2010 seemed to be 'positioning.' From a major reorganization that brought its hardware and software businesses under a single executive, to its aggressive push into cloud computing, to spending millions of dollars on acquisitions, IBM's focus this year was ensuring it remains on track strategically and tactically.

11 Marketing Tips Every Solution Provider Should Know For 2011

Marketing experts and social media gurus came to Cisco's Partner Velocity event in Barcelona to show VARs how it's done. Here are some of the tips and best practices they shared.

The 10 Biggest Google Stories Of 2010

Google had a heck of a year. It clobbered the cloud, matched up with Microsoft, blasted off with Buzz and kissed Wave goodbye, and that's just the beginning. Here we look at the 10 biggest Google stories of 2010.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Dec. 17, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.

Ole For Marketing! 25 Scenes From Cisco Partner Velocity In Barcelona

The fourth annual Cisco Partner Velocity gathered 200 international Cisco partners in Barcelona for two days of top-flight marketing advice, workshops and more than a little fun, too. CRN was there as well, and here's a little of what you missed if you weren't in Spain.

Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

For the week ending Dec. 17, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

5 Password Practices That Could Have Stopped The Gawker Attack

The hack of the online media company and blog network, Gawker Media, reinforced some age-old lessons about password best practices. Here are a few of the biggest password no-no's.

The 10 Biggest Oracle Stories Of 2010

From the $7.3 billion acquisition of Sun Microsystems, to hiring former HP CEO Mark Hurd as president, to its lawsuits against SAP and Google, it seemed that Oracle was always making headlines this year. Here's our list of the Top 10 Oracle stories in 2010.

The 10 Most Significant Security Acquisitions Of 2010

From the McAfee and Intel mega-marriage to Trend Micro's purchase of Mobile Armor, here are a few of the most significant security acquisitions of the year.

The 10 Biggest Cisco Stories Of 2010

From the Cius launch and the Tandberg acquisition, to supply chain struggles and air pockets, it was another action-packed year in the Cisco channel. Here's a look at how it went down.

Cisco Report: 8 Trends Cisco Sees In Cloud, Virtualization And Data Center

Cisco's new Connected World Report puts the magnifying glass squarely on virtualization, cloud computing and the data center and finds several interesting trends for companies looking to get into these areas.

The Road Ahead: Channel Executives Forecast 2011 IT Spending

Mobile products, virtualization, tablets and a continued PC refresh cycle as Windows 7 takes hold in the corporate world will lead IT spending growth in 2011, said channel executives attending the Raymond James IT Supply Chain Conference.

The 10 Biggest Dell Stories Of 2010

Dell had a busy 2010: five acquisitions (and a big one that got away), the launch of the Streak smartphone and getting slapped with a $100 million fine by the SEC. Here's a look at the 10 big Dell stories of the year.

Five Storage Technologies Dell Would Get With Compellent Acquisition

Dell on Monday unveiled a definitive agreement to acquire Compellent. If the deal closes, it will give access to Compellent's storage virtualization and other technologies.