Digital Decade: 10 Technologies in 10 Years

CRN looks at a decade of developments after the high-tech bubble burst.

The 10 Biggest Microsoft Stories Of 2011

Early sightings of Windows 8, the $8.5-billion acquisition of Skype and the launch of Office 365 were among the top headlines in the Microsoft universe in 2011. Here's what we think were the most important Microsoft stories this year.

The 10 Ugliest Legal Disputes Of 2011

IT vendors routinely trash-talk their competition -- that's part of the marketing game. But you find out what competing vendors really think about each other when the lawsuits start. Here's what we considered to be the nastiest legal disputes of the year.

The 10 Biggest Google Stories Of 2011

Google, as always, dominated the headlines in 2011. From contentious cloud competitions to major acquisitions, here are the 10 biggest Google stories of the year.

The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages Of 2011

Cloud outages dominated the headlines in 2011 as several cloud vendors battled bouts of downtime, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft. Here are the 10 biggest cloud outages of 2011.

The 10 Biggest Apple Stories Of 2011

Between Siri, the iPad 2 and a revamped channel strategy, Apple made a lot of noteworthy moves in 2011.

10 Biggest Security Breaches Of 2011

The Top 10 Security Breaches of 2011 show hackers were relentless in their pursuit of profit, compromising computer systems of universities, video-game makers and the largest banks.

The 10 Biggest Cisco Stories Of 2011

From UCS growth and the death of the Flip to Cisco's big restructuring and an ongoing executive exodus, here are the Cisco stories that mattered this year.

Holiday Hustle: 10 Last-Minute Tech Gifts

You waited and now you need last-minute tech gifts for the techie in your life; well, here you have it: As an addendum to to our 2011 holiday gift guide, here are 10 last-minute tech gifts.

The 10 Most Controversial Companies Of 2011

CRN looks at companies that just couldn't stay out of the headlines this year, and which love fomenting chaos and controversy in the course of their industry saber rattling.

The Five Coolest Tablet PCs Of 2011

CRN counts down the five coolest tablets of 2011, including a dual-OS device from Viewsonic and a business-class tablet from Lenovo.

The 10 Biggest HP Stories Of 2011

If you thought 2010 was a drama filled year for HP, then the events that transpired in 2011 probably still have you shaking your head in disbelief.

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.