VAR500 Roundup: Northrop, HP Services, Accenture, Xerox and Capgemini

Ups and downs this week: Solution providers and systems integrators are making news by expanding into Brazil and India, while another had to apologize for a service outage in Virginia.

Hurd's Top Five Oracle Acquisition Target Hit-List

New Oracle President Mark Hurd is not going to be content to sit by and watch IBM, HP and other IT giants pick off one company after another. Here are what we think should be Hurd's five top acquisition targets as he sets about the business of remaking Oracle.

Fascinate And More: Samsung's Android Lineup Takes Shape

A look at the smartphones and other mobile devices that are turning Samsung into the latest Android powerhouse.

10 Hot Channel Storylines For Fall

Who'll replace Mark Hurd at HP and will he or she embrace the channel? What do the tea leaves tell us about Oracle-Sun? And are we really in recovery mode the way we all hoped we'd be at the beginning of 2010? No one can predict the future, but here's a look at 10 storylines that'll most assuredly have legs.

VAR 500 Roundup: IBM Wins Sunoco Contract, Accenture Supports SAP System, And More

VAR500 companies made the news last week, gaining contracts, buying companies, and introducing applications for mobile banking, and for the cloud.

Summer Shifts: Notable July-August IT Executive Moves

CRN takes a look at some of the biggest recent executive shifts, led by a departure that's perhaps the biggest IT story of the year, so far.

CA's Cloud Computing Spending Spree: 6 Acquisitions, 14 Months, $1 Billion

CA's string of cloud computing acquisitions continued this week with the $200 million cash purchase of Arcot Systems. Here is a look at CA's recent cloud spending spree.

Back To School: 10 Hot Solution Provider Plays In Education

With a new school year upon us, here's a look at 10 areas where solution providers saw reason to celebrate during this year's education buying season.

Hot Management, Data Protection Products At VMworld

Resource management, data protection and replication in virtualized environments could get easier thanks to new software, physical appliances and virtual appliances being shown this week at VMworld 2010.

IT Dictionary For The Nontechie: 25 Terms

Twenty-five IT terms even your grandmother could understand.

Back To School: 15 Books To Build Your Career

Don't despair if you didn't get all your summer reading in. There's nothing like the start of the school year to get you motivated. And the upside is: no quizzes! Here are some suggestions to get you started.

Five Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending August 27, CRN looks at five companies that brought their 'A' game and made moves to beat out competitors.

Mark Cuban: Confessions Of A Dallas Maverick

The Texas billionaire, entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks who started his career as a solution provider in Dallas, Texas, shares his views on business and technology in a no-holds barred chat with Everything Channel CEO Robert Faletra.

5 Companies That Dropped The Ball This Week

For the week ending Aug. 27, CRN looks at five companies that were either asleep at the wheel or just didn't make good decisions.

11 M&A Tips To Consider (From Channel Execs Who've Been Through It All)

Here are the thoughts of 11 executives, both buyers and sellers, on what to expect when you're considering an acquisition.

Is It Back-To-School Time Already? Here Are 20 Tech Must-Haves

It's that time of year again. Here is our guide to 20 hot tech products to consider as you gear up to head back to school.

10 Years Ago: IT Circa August 2000

Remember when P2P was thought to be the technology of the Napster crowd? And when Computer Associates' founder turned over the keys to the kingdom to Sanjay Kumar? Here's a look at the tech field back in 2000.

HP Vs. Dell For 3PAR: Winners, Losers, No-Shows

The nascent bidding war between HP and Dell over 3PAR on the outside may seem to be a fight for control over enterprise-class storage virtualization, but the ramifications could reverberate through the entire storage industry.

Top Honors: Meet The 2010 ARC Award Winners

Twenty channel vendors were honored as best in class for product innovation, support and partnership at this year's 2010 ARC Awards gala. Here's look at the winners and all the action from XChange Americas Tuesday evening.

Scenes From XChange Americas: Day 3

The third day of XChange Americas brought plenty of excitement, including a keynote session from billionaire entrepreneur and channel son Mark Cuban. Here's a look at all the highlights from Tuesday, paving the way for the show's wrap-up on Wednesday.

Embedding Excellence: Eight Media Apps For The Embedded Space

System builders considering the potential for building embedded solutions may want to consider these eight finalist entries from Microsoft's embeddedSPARK Challenge--and gauge whether this area is now ripe for opportunity.

Five Vendors Committed To Diversity

Five vendors that walk the talk when it comes to hiring a diverse workforce.

Scenes From XChange Americas: Day 2

Cloud computing and new revenue opportunities for VARs were all big topics on the first day of XChange Americas, and on Day 2, the discussion showed no signs of slowing down. Here's a look at highlights from Day 2 of XChange Americas.

VAR500: Getting Down To Business With New Contracts, Products

VAR500 solution providers are launching new products in a variety of industries, from mobile banking to cloud computing in the classroom.

New Orleans VAR Helps In Haiti

Five years after living through Hurricane Katrina, Restech's Vince Gremillion seized an opportunity to help out another community recovering from a major natural disaster.

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