• The Coming Storm Over Software Renewals
    As the IT world moves toward cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service as the norm, I can't help but wonder if there's a storm brewing in that cloud over renewals.
  • The Green Monster
    Every solution provider on the planet should be looking at starting a green practice aimed at saving their clients buckets of cash being eaten up by rising energy costs.
  • 2008 CRN Fast Growth 100: Company Profiles
    "It's a great industry. It's a great time. There are opportunities everywhere." That's the economic worldview from the president and CEO of the fastest-growing company on the 2008 CRN Fast Growth 100.
  • Custom Gaming Rigs
    If you follow the hype and have come to believe online video and social networking are huge, consider this: Through last year, the number of U.S. consumers taking part in online gaming was almost double that of video or social networking, according to research firm Parks Associates.
  • NAC Grows Up
    There are a million things to take into consideration when building out network security; making sure that even employees and welcomed guests only get in if they're prescreened is right at the top. Still, development of a common industry standard for deploying Network Access Control (NAC) has been elusive as vendors take different approaches to get the job done.
  • VAR's Voice: NAC
    Dan Thormodsgaard, director of solutions architecture at Fishnet Security Inc., based in Kansas City, Mo., gives a few tips for successfully getting into the NAC space.
  • Graphics Wars Heat Up As Nvidia, AMD Launch Cards
    First batch of Nvidia GeForce GTX 200 and ATI Radeon HD 4800 boards don't clash on price yet, but discrete graphics rivals are in fierce battle for GP-GPU supremacy with new Tesla, FireStream products.
  • ShadowRAM: June 16, 2008
    The 2008 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics kicked off June 5 in Boston, and we were on-hand for a behind-the-scenes look at Game 1 of the best-of-seven series and the technology that keeps it all running smoothly.
  • Lessons Of A Lifetime
    Most often, people win a lifetime achievement award at the end of their careers. The honor serves more as a retrospect of past glories rather than a harbinger of great things to come. Not so with Bruce Geier.
  • EMC's New Juggling Act With The Channel
    EMC, the once direct-only supplier of high-end storage systems, is increasingly relying on the channel to sell and support its solutions, a trend that is certain to increase after it acquires Iomega.
  • Dell, The Innovator?
    Flashback: It's August 2006. Dell is a direct-only company, it's suffering from the bad publicity of having one of its notebooks blow up at a conference in Japan and its market share is on the verge of a big decline as companies including Hewlett-Packard and Acer are taking away business.
  • AMD Moves To Capitalize On Montevina Delay
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. showcased its new notebook platform at the Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan, and this month announced the availability of a new dual-core Turion mobile processor and a new 7-series chipset optimized for mobility as part of the product launch code-named Puma.