8 Best Practices: How AVI-SPL Went From AV Integrator To Services Leader
Executives from Solution Provider 500 power AVI-SPL speak with CRN about investing in the cloud, incenting its sales staff to sell services, and more.
Tech 10: Terrific Tablets For 2014
Speed, design and innovation continues to be defining factors driving the 2014 tablet market. Here are 10 tablets that are sure to make noise this year.
CRN Interview: Intel Channel Chief Steve Dallman Talks Retirement, Mobility And More
Steve Dallman, a longtime and respected figure in the Intel channel, is set to retire at the end of the month. He spoke with CRN about his decision to retire and where he sees the Intel channel going in the future.
Windows Worlds Combine: 8.1 Update Blends Metro and Desktop
Microsoft makes Windows 8 even more amenable to people using a keyboard and mouse after its latest update.
The Top 10 Best Selling Switches By Brand
According to data from market research firm The NPD Group, here are the best-selling switch brands from 2013.
CRN Exclusive Q&A: Michael Dell Says Sales Are Strong, Ahead Of Private Company Plan
Dell CEO Michael Dell spoke with CRN about the company's sales results in the wake of its landmark move to hand over some 200,000 accounts to channel partners. Here are excerpts from the conversation with Dell regarding the initiative to move the global commercial enterprise channel sales needle from about 33 percent of sales to as much as 60 percent.
Going For The Gold: 2014 Channel Champions
Solution providers and vendors gathered in Los Angeles recently for XChange Solution Provider 2014. XChange also was the venue for CRN's 24th annual Channel Champions awards. Here are the victors in each technology category.
The CEO Effect: Channel Chiefs Discuss Partner Culture, Leadership
During the recent XChange Solution 2014, CRN spoke with the top channel chiefs from HP, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft, IBM and VMware during a roundtable discussion about a number of industry trends and issues.
5 Companies That Had A Rough Week
For the week ending April 4, 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 April 4, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their "A" game to the channel.
Windows XP Retirement Countdown: 10 Myth-Busting Facts
Despite warnings of doomsday on April 8, security experts tell CRN that additional security measures can mitigate many of the threat risks to Windows XP.
Top 11 New Windows Phone 8.1 OS Features
Microsoft announced a host of new Windows Phone 8.1 features that introduce better personalization, more efficient access to system information and a more intelligent Siri-like digital voice assistant called Cortana.
30 Notable IT Executive Moves: March 2014
March saw some blockbuster channel executive moves, including Symantec axing Steve Bennett, leadership changes at Microsoft, and Intel's global channel chief revealing his retirement.
CRN Interview: Dimension Data Americas CEO Mark Slaga
Eight months into the job, the new CEO sits down with CRN editors to talk about the company's growth and its aim to double revenue over the next five years.
CRN Test Center: How To Set Up A Raspberry Pi
From new-in-box to up and running, the CRN Test Center demonstrates how to set up the Raspberry Pi Ultimate Starter Kit.
7 Gotchas of Microsoft 'Office for iPad'
Don't believe everything you hear. Here's what every enterprise needs to know about Microsoft's latest Office app for iPad.
CRN Exclusive Q&A: Former VCE VP On Why He Jumped To Red Hat
New Red Hat Vice President of North American Partner Sales D. Robert Martin, who just stepped aside as a vice president at the VMware Cisco EMC VCE Inc. private cloud converged infrastructure alliance, spoke with CRN about why he left VCE and the opportunity at Red Hat. Here is an excerpt from the interview.
Best Leaders In Tech: Glassdoor's Insider Review Of 2014's Highest-Rated CEOs
In the latest Glassdoor roundup, employees dished out the dirt on which CEOs were the best leaders to work for in the industry. Take a look at the 16 tech companies that made the cut.
Lenovo Exec Says Naysayers Attacking IBM x86 Deal Are 'Dreaming'
After a week of pot shots from the IT peanut gallery, Lenovo executive Peter Hortensius defends the company's $2.3 billion acquisition of IBM's x86 server business and says channel partners will be well served.
Follow The Money: 10 Recent Tech VC Investments In March
March was a busy month for venture capital. Take a look at some of the multimillion-dollar investments made over the past month in big data, security, cloud, networking and more.
Autotask Execs On Cloud: 'Where There's Chaos And Disruption, There's Opportunity'
Autotask's CEO and vice president share their insights into how quickly solution providers are jumping into the cloud, and why they think it is a massive opportunity for the channel for those who take advantage of it.
First Look: Microsoft Office Mobile for Android
The CRN Test Center finds Microsoft's Office document editor for Android stable and handsome, but not quite versatile enough.
Channel Consolidation: Channel Chiefs Talk Partner Mergers and Acquisitions
CRN held a roundtable discussion at the recent XChange Solution Provider 2014 with top channel chiefs from HP, Cisco, Dell, Microsoft, IBM and VMware to discuss a variety of topics, including channel mergers and acquisitions.
5 Companies That Had A Rough Week
For the week ending March 28, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.
7 Ways To Improve Your Credit Profile -- And Improve Your Bottom Line
While there are plenty of sources for channel financing these days, solution providers still need to be financially sound in order to secure credit and/or capital. Here are seven ways to increase your credit profile.