2018 Partner Program Guide: 5-Star System/Data Center Technology Vendors

As part of the Partner Program Guide, CRN designates some programs as 5-Star Partner Programs. Here are the 5-Star designees in the system and data center technology space for 2018.

Head-To-Head: Apple's New iPad Vs. iPad Pro

The CRN Test Center compares the latest models of Apple's entry-level and professional tablets.

CRN Interview: TouchCast Channel Chief Bell On Big Margins In Brand New Program And Keeping Things Simple For Partners

"Our strategy is really about quality over quantity," Vice President of Channel Sales Mitchell Bell said. "We're not one of those organizations that just recruits massively."

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending March 30, 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 March 30, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

7 Things To Know About Microsoft CEO Nadella's 'Intelligent Cloud, Intelligent Edge' Shakeup

Microsoft is aiming to better position itself for evolving technology areas with the rollout of numerous executive changes, including the departure of a 21-year Microsoft veteran.

Samsung Mobile Channel Chief On Going Channel-Only For The New Galaxy Tablet And Samsung's 'Growth Tear' In B2B

In the past month, Samsung has debuted the channel-exclusive Galaxy Tab Active2 along with an Enterprise Edition of the Galaxy S9 that's sold by channel partners.

HPE Aruba President Melkote On The Value Of A Multi-Vendor, API-First Approach And The Endgame For Cisco-Style Vendor Lock-In

HPE Aruba President Keerti Melkote speaks with CRN about the launch of HPE Aruba's NetInsight analytics solution, the acquisition of Cape Networks, and its planned midyear push into the SD-WAN market.

8 Things To Know About Foxconn's Acquisition Of Belkin

From Foxconn controversies to Linksys' channel surge, here are eight things you need to know about the Foxconn-Belkin acquisition.

Intel CEO: Wall Street Is Starting To Believe In Our Data-Centric Strategy

In a recent CNBC interview, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich explained why he's bullish on drones as part of Intel's data-centric strategy and why he thinks the company has everything it needs to compete in the 5G arms race.

5 Things To Know About Apple's New iPad

Apple is launching an updated model of its entry-level iPad with a major increase in processing power and support for the Apple Pencil.

HPE Aruba Vertical Marketing Chief Alan Ni On Why Corporate Real Estate Is A Gold Mine For Network Monitoring, Analytics

With its NetInsight offering, HPE Aruba aims to improve the user experience as mobility, cloud and IoT become the basis of enterprise IT strategies.

HPE Aruba Exec Trent Fierro On How Partners Can Capitalize On A Large, Hungry Install Base With Machine-Learning-Based NetInsight

Partners can speak with a wide range of stakeholders and offer a service where they monitor the offering, let them know what they find, and decide whether or not make a recommendation, says Fierro.

CRN Interview: TouchCast CEO On The Recurring Revenue Opportunity With Its Pitch Smart Video Platform And The Channel's Place In The Video Revolution

TouchCast co-founder and CEO Edo Sega says the company is counting on the channel to push its company's new Pitch smart video platform into customer environments where Microsoft Office 365 and traditional storage hardware are being sold.

Sharpening Their Skills: The 2018 CRN Tech Elite 250

The Tech Elite 250 is comprised of solution providers in the U.S. and Canada who have the highest partner levels from AWS, Cisco, Dell EMC, Google, HPE, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Salesforce, Verizon and VMware. Here is a sampling of that list.

Head-To-Head: Lenovo X1 Yoga Vs. Apple MacBook Pro

The CRN Test Center compares the third-gen ThinkPad X1 Yoga with the latest edition of the MacBook Pro.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending March 23, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

10 Things You Need To Know About Pivotal's IPO

Here are ten things you need to know about Pivotal's plans for an IPO, including risk factors, Dell's controlling interest and financial results.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending March 23, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

5 Things Partners Should Know About Dell EMC's Latest Virtual Networking Power Play

Dell EMC kicks off the Virtual Edge Platform line with the VEP 4600, which comes in at a $1,500 price point and is powered by the new Intel Xeon D2100 processor.

10 Big Bets Presidio CEO Bob Cagnazzi Is Making In 2018

Here are the 10 big investments Presidio CEO Bob Cagnazzi is making this year around Cisco, Dell Technologies, multi-cloud platforms, services and staffing.

Nyansa VP Callisch On The Big Data Boon For Partners And The Looming Battle With Cisco, HPE Aruba

The network analytics startup's software takes in every bit of wireless data, customer information, application data and transactions across the network to figure out where things are going wrong, Vice President of Marketing David Callisch tells CRN.

CRN Exclusive: Four Questions For Dell EMC Channel Chief Joyce Mullen

Dell EMC's Joyce Mullen talks to CRN about what partners can expect at Dell Technologies' upcoming Global Partner Summit as well as the company's edge computing focus areas.

CRN Interview: Apstra Engineering Chief On Driving Efficiency And Ending Lock-In With Vendor-Agnostic Intent-Based Networking

Apstra executive Manish Sampat tells CRN that bringing intent-based networking to multivendor environments is the key to freeing customers from vendor lock-in and helping them realize new efficiencies.

CRN Exclusive: Pure Storage CEO Charles Giancarlo On Growing In An Extremely Competitive All-Flash Storage Market

Charles Giancarlo said his company is winning against larger rivals including Dell EMC, NetApp, IBM, and Hitachi with a focus on providing the storage power to meet demands of new workloads including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and supercomputing.