20 Scenes From The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011

Los Angeles bills itself as the entertainment capital of the world. But last week it was the center of the Microsoft universe where 15,000 Microsoft channel partners attended the 2011 edition of the vendor's global partner confab. Here's a recap of the highlights.

VAR500: Insight Enterprises Helps Kids In Need; Microsoft Honors CDW

Check out the solutions providers who made news this week.

The 10 Coolest SSDs Of 2011 (So Far)

New SSDs released over the last few months are coming to market with SAS, SATA, and Fibre Channel interfaces in a variety of form factors for embedded, blade server, rack mount, and storage system use.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending July 15, 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 July 15, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

The 10 Coolest Laptops Of 2011 (So Far)

Here's what resellers should know about this year's coolest laptops.

Cisco's Crystal Ball: 10 Tech Trends To Watch

Dave Evans, Cisco's chief futurist, addressed Cisco Live attendees on 10 trends that are going to define tomorrow's networkAi technology innovation. Here's a look at what Evans described.

The 10 Coolest Smartphones of 2011 (So Far)

While tablets have dominated the conversation around mobile devices in 2011, plenty of smartphones -- many of them Android-based -- have hit the market in the first half of the year and won raves for their features. Here's a look at 10 that stand out in the initial crop.

Upstate Upstart: Scenes From the 2011 NY Tech Summit

The annual NY Tech Summit, sponsored by Syracuse-based solution providers CXtec and Teracai, set up shop for two days of deep-dive discussion in upstate New York. Here's a look at what attendees saw and heard.

The 10 Coolest CPUs/GPUs Of 2011 (So Far)

CRN looks at the 10 coolest CPUs and GPUs through the first half of 2011.

Marrying The Cloud? 7 Items To Include In A 'Cloud Prenup'

Choosing a cloud vendor is like a marriage, and if that's the case, users shouldn't dive into the cloud without a prenuptial agreement. We caught up with Progress Software to discuss seven essential elements of a cloud prenup.

The Best And Worst Channel Stocks Of 2011 (So Far)

Channel stocks enjoyed a solid first half on Wall Street, with nine of 14 stocks charted by CRN increasing by more than 10 percent.

Do They Work? A Look At 10 Apps for HP's TouchPad

A look at 10 apps for HP's WebOS-based TouchPad, and what value they may bring to bear for the new mobile platform.

The Best And Worst Technology Stocks Of 2011 (So Far)

Nearly half of the tech stocks surveyed by CRN have shown double-digit percentage increases so far in 2011, while others haven't fared so well. Here's a closer look.

Five Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

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

10 Things Microsoft Could/Should Talk About At WPC 2011

Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference is right around the corner and 15,000 channel partners are set to occupy the Los Angeles Convention Center next week. Here are the hot topics we think partners will want covered.

10 Biggest Data Breaches Of 2011 (So Far)

Data breaches have pummeled high profile targets like a freight train this year. Here are 10 of the year's biggest breaches so far.

Rob Lloyd: 10 Things You Need To Know About Cisco

Rob Lloyd, Cisco's top sales executive, joined CRN for an exclusive interview to talk about partner profitability and Cisco's restructuring. Here we look at 10 highlights for Cisco solution providers.

The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2011 (So Far)

Most of the startup storage vendors who appeared in the first half of 2011 are either improving storage performance with SSD-based acceleration technology or are focused on improving access to "big data."

The 10 Biggest Cloud Outages Of 2011 (So Far)

Cloud outages have become par for the course; from Amazon's cloud outage, to outages suffered by Google Gmail, and MIcrosoft BPOS, here are the 10 biggest cloud outages of 2011, so far.

10 Coolest Tablet PCs Of 2011 (So Far)

From Android to WebOS, iPad 2 to the Thrive, tablet PCs this year have begun to make deep changes in use patterns. Here's a look at 10 important tablets from 2011 so far.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending July 1, 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 July 1, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

10 Biggest Cyber Attacks In June

From attacks against federal law enforcement agencies to multinational banks, June had more than its share of data breaches. Here are 10 of the biggest ones.

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