CRN's 2014 Tech Year In Review
With the end of 2014 rapidly approaching, it's time to take a look back at the past 12 months in the IT channel and throughout the entire technology world. Each year CRN honors the coolest products, examines the startups that are shaking up the industry, and explores the biggest vendor news stories impacting channel partners. We look at the best- and worst-performing vendor and channel stocks in 2014, the biggest tech executive shuffles, and the scandals that rocked the tech industry as whole.
Take a trip down memory lane with CRN as we take a look back at the year that was 2014 in the channel.
The 10 Biggest Google Stories Of 2014
A series of bold moves into emerging enterprise and consumer markets highlighted an eventful year for Google. Here are the 10 biggest Google stories of 2014.
The 10 Biggest Amazon Stories of 2014
It was a year of highs and lows for Amazon, with the technology giant seeing rapid growth in some markets while also witnessing its stock sink lower and lower.
The 10 Biggest Dell Stories Of 2014
In 2014, Michael Dell erased any doubt his company was not committed to the channel, entered the public cloud fray, and at the same time set the record straight on Carl Icahn.
The 10 Biggest EMC Stories Of 2014
EMC changed itself over the year both in response to industry trends and to prepare for the future. Here are the 10 biggest stories of 2014.
The 10 Biggest HP Stories Of 2014
HP CEO Meg Whitman has taken the company in three short years from a financially battered behemoth with a questionable future to a stable company with a charged-up innovation engine. Here are the top 10 HP Stories of 2014.
The 10 Biggest Microsoft Stories Of 2014
The last 12 months will go down as a period of momentous events the likes of which haven't been seen in Microsoft's 39-year history. Here are CRN's picks for the 10 biggest Microsoft stories of 2014.
The 10 Biggest Tech Acquisitions Of 2014
What deals had the most impact on the channel? From Lenovo buying IBM's x86 server business to the security solution provider supermerger of FishNet and Accuvant, CRN presents the 10 biggest tech acquisitions Of 2014.
The 10 Biggest Managed Services Stories Of 2014
This year saw a lot of wheeling and dealing for MSPs, with telecom companies getting a seat at the table and big-name retailers cashing out.
The 10 Biggest Cloud Stories Of 2014
The cloud landscape grew more complex in 2014, with legacy vendors in turmoil, new technologies taking of and cloud channel partners who got ahead of the curve enjoying phenomenal business growth.
The 10 Biggest Software Stories Of 2014
"Transition" seemed to be the watchword in the software industry with new technologies and new business models, replacing the old and outdated. Here's our picks for the top 10 software stories of 2014.
The 10 Biggest Virtualization Stories Of 2014
CRN takes a look back at the year that was in virtualization and presents the 10 biggest stories we saw this year.
The 10 Biggest Security Stories Of 2014
Data breaches, critical vulnerabilities and dangerous cybercriminals made the biggest news headlines in 2014, while two technology giants oversaw historic changes to their product portfolios.
The 10 Biggest Networking Stories Of 2014
From the Cisco-VMware SDN battle to the sudden ouster of Juniper Networks' CEO, here's a look back at 10 of the biggest networking stories of 2014.
The technological leaps and bounds continue as the CRN Test Center faces the tough task of selecting the best products to come through its labs this year. This is one winner's circle with a big wow factor.
CRN rounds up the best of mobility in 2014 with Apple, Motorola and Microsoft topping the list.
The tablet market continued to evolve in 2014, with big-name brands like Apple and Samsung releasing new and innovative devices. Here are the 10 tablets that separated themselves from the pack.
The heavy-hitters in the smartphone market all released new devices this year, showing off bigger and better displays. Here are the 10 coolest smartphones of 2014.
Big data remained one of the most dynamic segments of the IT industry in 2014, with new products for data management and business analytics seemingly hitting the market every day. Here are 10 that we think made the biggest splash this year.
Windows 8, ultra HD resolution, and no-compromise 2-in-1 PC systems are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the best laptops of 2014. Here are the 10 coolest of the year.
This year's top offerings allow MSPs to capture revenue off well-known platforms and excel at everything from crunching financial numbers to conducting HIPAA-related audits.
Flash-based storage devices launched in 2014 offered not only performance, but such features as utility pricing and advanced storage to meet a wide range of business needs from the SMB to the enterprise.
From hardware to software to the Internet of Things, open source is everywhere. Here are the 10 coolest open source apps of 2014.
The CRN Test Center puts the spotlight on 30 unusual and interesting apps for your iOS and Android devices that you probably didn't know existed.
The 10 Coolest Servers Of 2014
The server industry in 2014 proved that, despite all the talk about software-defined whatever, hardware is still an integral part of the IT market as shown in these 10 very interesting new server offerings.
Here, CRN highlights 10 startups that we've deemed to be the coolest in 2014 by finding innovative ways to separate from the pack.
VMware pretty much owns server virtualization, but many startups are doing interesting and innovative things with storage, management and networking. Here are the 10 coolest of 2014.
The big data arena has spawned perhaps more startups than any other segment of the IT industry in recent years. Here's a look at 10 of the coolest big data startups that launched, emerged or, well, hit it big in 2014.
The top security startups of 2014 are providing innovative ways to detect threats while also responding to cyberattacks.
Technologies like SDN and the Internet of Things continued to shine the spotlight on a number of networking startups in 2014. Here are 10 of the coolest you don't want to miss.
The storage industry once again proves itself to be a hotbed of innovative startups looking to shake up the storage status quo and maybe even get acquired, as this list of startups shows.
The technological advancements being made in the cloud is clearing room for innovative new startups to take on the major vendors. Here are 10 startups that made waves in 2014.