The 10 Best States To Do Business In

CRN continues its groundbreaking "Best States" research project for the second year and identifies the top business-friendly states for solution providers looking to start a new venture.

The 10 Worst States To Do Business In

Entrepreneurs seeking to start a solution provider business might want to think twice before choosing one of these 10 states for their headquarters.

5 Security Vendors Detecting The Most Shellshock Attacks

These five network security appliances have purportedly had the most success in detecting Shellshock attacks targeting the GNU Bash command-line interpreter vulnerability.

30 Notable IT Executive Moves: September 2014

September was a blockbuster month for executive moves with change happening at Oracle, Rackspace and Symantec among other companies. Take a look back at the major IT executive moves that happened during the month.

Lenovo's Channel Chief Q&A: What's Next After IBM's Server Buy

Lenovo's channel chief Chris Frey talks challenges, poaching partners from Dell and Hewlett-Packard, and security concerns among partners and customers over its Chinese ownership.

100 People You Don't Know But Should 2014 (Part 2)

CRN looks at the under-the-radar players that make sure solution provider partnerships thrive and business gets done in part two of our annual list.

100 People You Don't Know But Should 2014 (Part 1)

CRN looks at the under-the-radar players that make sure solution provider partnerships thrive and business gets done.

7 Things That Stood Out At Microsoft's Windows 10 Unveiling Event

By naming its latest OS Windows 10, Microsoft appears to be trying to distance itself from the unpopular Windows 8.

Follow The Money: 15 VC Investments To Watch In September

Docker and Taulia both nabbed $40 million in their latest funding rounds, while others closed on their first institutional raises in this month's roundup of venture capital deals.

Distributor Differentiators: CEOs Dish On What Sets Each Apart

All distributors have the basic pick, pack and ship down to a science. But what makes each unique is how they layer in their own solutions, services and vendor offerings. Take a look at how each sets their business apart from the pack, straight from the mouths of the top executives themselves.

10 Recent Healthcare Acquisitions In The Channel

Dealmaking in the healthcare space is heating up. Here's a look at some recent activity hitting the channel.

Paul Bay, Execs: What The Future Holds For Ingram Micro

What's new at Ingram Micro? The distributor has expanded its professional services, rolled out a next-generation cloud marketplace, and will be introducing portals for the retail and finance verticals, executives said during the company's ONE event in Las Vegas.

The Long And Winding Road: How Network Hardware Resale Transformed Into Curvature

The change, the company says, reflects its evolution from a pure reseller of network hardware -- and, really, of Cisco's network hardware -- into an end-to-end infrastructure and services solution provider.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending Sept. 26, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Sept. 26, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

Best And Worst States 2014: Where To Find Educated, Experienced Workers

Need top talent to help get your business off the ground and grow? Here are the states with the most and the least educated labor pools.

Play The Guessing Game: Will EMC Be Acquired, Merge, Or Go It Alone?

Speculation over whether EMC will be acquired by or merge with a systems vendor or other IT entity, or whether it will sell its stake in VMware, has the IT industry buzzing.

Top 10 Business-Friendly Features Of The BlackBerry Passport

BlackBerry aims to win back the enterprise market it once ruled with the new Passport smartphone.

5 Things You Need To Be Successful With The Internet Of Things

Solution providers have a chance to nab a piece of the $19 trillion in business the Internet of Things is expected to generate. Cisco Vice President Andrew Sage outlined five tactics he thinks partners need to succeed.

Get To Know Your Distributor CEOs: Stats, Fun Facts, Business Mottos And More

How well do you know the executive leading your distributor's operations and strategy? Here's a look at the backgrounds, fun facts and business mottos of leading execs from Ingram Micro, Synnex, Tech Data, Avnet, D&H, ScanSource, Arrow Electronics and more.

10 Reasons Why Apple Pay Beats Google Wallet On Security

The new Apple Pay feature incorporated into the latest iPhone and Apple Watches trounces Google Wallet on security and privacy, mobile payment experts say. Here are 10 reasons why.

Best And Worst States 2014: Where The Information Technology Jobs Are

Looking for the states with the biggest pools of IT workers? Here are the best and worst states to go recruiting.

5 Ways Apple Pay Could Be a Winner for the Channel

Apple's new Apple Pay is set to revolutionize the retail world and could do the same for solution providers if they play their cards right.

M&A Watch: 10 Recent Solution Provider Deals

The latest deals to hit the market in the solution provider space include a mix of both strategic buying on the part of other companies along with a few private equity plays.

5 Most Critical Mobile Security Platform Components

Solution providers should consider partnering with mobile security vendors that can generally support these critical security controls and policy enforcement measures.