Symantec 2009 PartnerEngage Award Winners

During its 2009 PartnerEngage partner conference, Symantec distributed eight awards to its best VARs, LARs and distributors. Drumroll please...

World Series Wager: New York, Philly VARs Settle Up

Stage 2 Networks and Alteva are baseball-loving networking VARs from New York and Philadelphia, respectively. Things got a lil' interesting between the two last week as the Yankees and Phillies took the World Series to to six games.

Mozilla's Thunderbird 3 RC -- Almost Ready for Take-off

The open source e-mail client, Thunderbird 3, has gotten an overhaul and is just about ready for final Release Candidate. There are scores of new features, as well as easier e-mail account setup with Thunderbird 3, now available in beta release version 4. Here's a look at some feature highlights.

Hot Products From VoiceCon San Francisco

VoiceCon San Francisco brought some of the latest in enterprise telephony, networking, infrastructure and UC products to the Moscone Center. Here's a look at some of what attendees saw.

Droid Enters Ring Against BlackBerry, iPhone

Motorola and Verizon on Friday make available to the public the Droid: the touch-screen, Android 2.0-based smartphone that is perhaps the most aggressively feature-rich phone on the market today based on the Google-driven mobile OS.

From Droid To Hero, Android Phones Are Hot, Hot, Hot

Google boss Eric Schmidt recently suggested Android adoption is 'about to explode.' Here are 10 hot smartphones running on the white-hot Android platform, including price, availability and U.S carriers, that might suggest he's right.

Pass That PCI Audit: 20 Hot Compliance Products

As if they needed more stress, organizations are facing evolving and increasingly stringent compliance regulations from the Payment Card Industry, as well as Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA and others. Here are a few security compliance products that can make the audit process less excruciating.

Hot New Handsets For The Holidays

New smartphones from Sony, Motorola and the first-ever Twitter-only mobile device -- the TwitterPeek -- headline a busy week for handset makers as the holiday shopping season heats up.

D&H: 10 Fresh Products For SMBs

Here are 10 of the distributor's hottest new offerings winning over solution providers.

ARC: Best Vendors, Worst Vendors For Technical Innovation

How leading-edge are your vendors? Here's how solution providers rated their vendors in terms of technical innovation. See which are considered state-of-the-art -- and which are not.

Lenovo's Win 7 Liftoff: New Laptops, Desktops, ThinkPads

There's something for everyone in Lenovo's new Win 7 lineup, including a laptop with Intel Core i7, desktops for gamers and ThinkPads for SMB users.

ARC: Best Vendors, Worst Vendors For Services Opportunity

How do your vendors rate in terms of the return on investment solution providers say they receive? See which vendors are given thumbs up -- and which thumbs down -- by their VARs.

6 Reasons Why Windows 7 Beats Vista In Security

Despite the myriad upgrade and installation bugs users are facing as of late, security experts say Windows 7 has it all over Vista when it comes to security. Here are a few reasons why.

ARC: Best Vendors, Worst Vendors For ROI

How do vendors rate in terms of the return on investment that solution providers say they receive? See which vendors are given thumbs up -- and which thumbs down -- by their VARs.

Windows 7 In Your Face: 10 Scenes From The Launch

Microsoft's Windows 7 launch event lacked the glitz of past launches, but still offered plenty of insight into the software giant's meticulous efforts to rekindle industry excitement in Windows PCs with the new release. We offer 10 scenes that capture the breathless industry excitement that accompanied the event.

Memorable Scenes From CRN Fast Growth

The fastest-growing VARs in the country gathered in San Francisco this week to network, strategize and celebrate their success. Here's how it all went down.

Sweet Carolina: Scenes From Synnex's 2009 National Conference

Synnex hosted hundreds of VAR and vendor partners in Greenville, S.C. earlier this month as part of its annual National Conference. Here's a look at what they saw.

Sailing Through The Storm: The 2009 Fast Growth Award Winners

The Fast Growth awards recognize solution providers who registered outstanding revenue growth between 2006 and 2008, and who are leaders in their respective market segments.

Apple's All-Star Lineup: New iMacs, Minis, MacBook And Magic Mouse

Enter the Garden of Eden Apple fans, and feast your eyes on a slew of new products at a wide range of prices.

A Look At Cisco's ISR G2 Portfolio Refresh

Cisco updated its portfolio of Integrated Services Routers to coincide with the launch of Borderless Networks, intended as Cisco's next-generation architecture for network infrastructures. Here's a look at the new products.

Scenes From Oracle OpenWorld -- The Serious And The Silly

More than 40,000 attendees were treated to keynotes from Larry Ellison, Michael Dell and Scott McNealy -- and a big party with Aerosmith providing the music.

Scenes From Avaya Americas Partner Conference

Avaya brought partners to Nashville for three days of channel religion as well as to answer questions about the acquisition of Nortel Networks' enterprise business. Here's a look at what the partners saw.

State Of Technology Security: Top 10 Biggest Security Threats

Businesses are inundated by a host of security threats, with everything from malware to internal threats. Here are the Top 10 security threats, according to partners questioned in Everything Channel's State of Technology Security Survey.

Acer Is Touch Central With New Notebooks And All-In-One Desktop

Acer's new multitouch notebooks and an all-in-one desktop let users get 'touchy-feely.'

Touch Of Class: Hot New Products From HP

Hewlett-Packard rolls out new TouchSmart all-in-one desktops, laptops and digital signage to lead a major lineup of fresh consumer and business PC products just in time for the release of Windows 7.

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