2009 Partner Programs Guide: Security Programs To Watch

Check out our annual guide to security vendor partner programs.

New D&H Program Aimed At Stimulus Plan

D&H Distributing is looking for ways for solution providers to take advantage of the government's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the economic stimulus plan.

Meet The First Robo Scientist

Scientists at Aberystwyth University have created a robot scientist that can independently discover new scientific knowledge.

Scene's From Autotask's Community Live! Conference

Autotask's Community Live conference attracted 400 VARs to Nashville, Tenn., this week, where attendees were treated to information on the latest services trends, Segway rides and a chase for $100. Here are scenes from the event.

Health Care IT: 25 Solutions To Check Out At HIMSS

Federal stimulus priorities mean a level of attention like never before focused on the best health-care IT solutions. Check out a few product highlights from the HIMSS show floor.

VoIP, UC, Gators & More: 20 Scenes From VoiceCon Orlando 2009

There was a lot to see and do at VoiceCon Orlando 2009. Whether itis chatting with a hockey legend, checking out new VoIP and unified communications solutions or tuning in to executive keynotes, a lot happened in just a few days. Here are 20 scenes from VoiceCon, in case you missed it.

8 Real Stories That Sound Like April Fools' Jokes

April Fools' Day this year arrives at a time when each new headline is more bizarre and incomprehensible than the last. In recognition of the irony that's becoming part and parcel of the U.S. and global economies today, we look at eight IT industry stories that sound very much like jokes, but are actually real.

Xeon Marks The Spot At Intel's Nehalem Launch

Intel and top server manufacturers gathered Monday to celebrate the release of the chip giant's Xeon 5500 series of processors.

First Look: Intel's Xeon, Codename Nehalem

Intel's launch of its newest server processor, Xeon, is historic as much for its technical architecture as for the raw performance it offers.

Linux On A Stick

Booting Linux Operating Systems from USB drives keeps getting easier and more robust. Here's a look at the Test Center's favorite four flash-drive bootable Linux distributions: CrunchBang, Linux Mint 6 Felicia, Xubuntu and Pendrivelinux2008.

First Glances: Servers Based On Nehalem Processor

While all eyes were on Santa Clara for Intel's launch of 17 new processors led by the Xeon 5500, code-named Nehalem, server vendors were busy preparing full lines of new servers based on the CPU.

Nehalem-Based Workstations Hit The Market

While much of the focus of Intel's official release of its 'Nehalem' Xeon 5500 processor has been on a host of new server introductions, workstation vendors also have found the processor a great base on which to build their newest models.

The E-Book Wars: What Kindle Wrought

The February launch of Amazon's Kindle 2 put e-books, e-reading devices and apps on the map. Here's a look at all that's happened since, from iPhone app agreements to the latest lawsuits.

2009 Channel Best Sellers: Vendor Heavyweights Show Their Muscle

HP and Cisco are in the 2009 Channel Best Sellers, of course, but there's plenty of room for other vendors in 20 different product categories too. Here are the manufacturers with the top market share, as well as the biggest share gainers from last year's sales through distribution.

20 Hot Products From 2009 Channel Best-Sellers

From APC to Western Digital, here's a look at 20 of the best-selling products through distributors in 2008, according to The NPD Group.

Answer The Call: 20 Must-See Products At VoiceCon 2009

VoiceCon is ready to hit Orlando, Fla., next week. Dozens of vendors are expected to show off their latest VoIP, video and unified communications wares. Here are 20 products you should check out as you stroll the VoiceCon show floor.

Is Security More Resilient In A Down Economy? 10 Perspectives

Now known as "The Great Recession," the weak economy has taken its toll on all IT sectors. But, despite the grim economic outlook, some categories seem to weathering the storm better than others.

Inventors Hall of Fame Honors Sultans Of Silicon

Intel's Gordon Moore and silicon transistor creator Gordon Teal head the 2009 class of inductees as the National Inventors Hall of Fame Foundation honors 16 semiconductor pioneers on May 2.

Dell's Long Road To Channel Distribution

Now that Dell's partnerships with Ingram Micro and Tech Data are official, it's worth taking a look back at how the company earned its less-than-stellar channel reputation and how the computer manufacturer is trying to fix it.

10 Hot Test Center Products Of The First Quarter

Many terrific products have made their way through the CRN Test Center lab recently. Here's a quick look at 10 favorites that we reviewed over the first three months of 2009.

Stimulus Plans And Country Music: Scenes From Synnex's VAR Event

Hundreds of VARs with public sector business on the brain gathered at Synnex's Red, White & You conference in Dallas last week. Here's a look at what they learned, from GSA strategies to, uh, mechanical bull riding.

Enter Axcient: Storage Startup Slips Out Of Stealth Mode

A new data backup and recovery vendor targeting SMBs has a hybrid approach to storage that pairs on-premises appliances with cloud-based archiving. The best part? Axcient is strictly channel.

12 Vendor Financing Programs To Help Ease The Credit Crisis

A number of vendors are helping VARs ease the credit crunch through a series of special financing programs for solution providers.

Getting Cozy With Dell's Adamo

The Dell Adamo is the computer manufacturer's debut in the high-end computing and design market. Take a closer look at the Adamo's carefully thought-out and sleek design.

Color Me Flepia: Fujitsu Launches E-Reader

Giving Amazon.com's Kindle a run for its money, Fujitsu rolls out Flepia, the world's first color e-book.