Thoma Bravo: 10 Big Tech Bets Rattling The Market

Thoma Bravo's latest move is its planned $3.6 billion acquistion of Riverbed. The private investment firm has been capitalizing on enterprise IT and information security with billions of dollars in investments in a number of companies.

25 Gadgets That Make Great Gifts For Techies

Waiting until the last minute to start your holiday shopping? Don't worry, CRN has you covered. Check out these 25 cool gadgets for the techie in your life.

The 10 Coolest Networking Startups Of 2014

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 10 Coolest Tablets Of 2014

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.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending Dec. 12, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

If You Build It: The Rise Of The Mega Data Center

Solution providers that build IT infrastructures will find fewer data centers to work in as their customers move operations to third-party providers. The number of data centers will soon slide, but the average data center size will continue to grow.

5 Companies That Came To Win This Week

For the week ending Dec. 12, CRN takes a look at the companies that brought their 'A' game to the channel.

The 10 Coolest Storage Startups Of 2014

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 10 Coolest Cloud Startups Of 2014

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.

10 Takeaways From IDC's 3Q Server Numbers

IDC's third-quarter worldwide server numbers show hyperscale data centers are driving server sales and solidifying HP's lead, as IBM's share sinks rapidly.

Looking Beyond The Price Tag: How To Sell Rugged Devices

They might cost more initially, but rugged devices offer a far lower total cost of ownership than ordinary laptops and tablets, says VDC Research.

The 10 Coolest Smartphones Of 2014

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.

The 10 Coolest Big Data Products 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.

Ingram Micro Exec Talks Acquisition In Turkey

Ali Baghdadi, Ingram Micro's president of Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) Technology Solutions, discussed the thought process and business opportunities behind acquiring Turkey's top value-added distributor, Armada.

8 Memorable Sights From The Next Generation Cloud Conference

The Channel Company held its NexGen Cloud conference in San Diego last week, and it was obvious how much the cloud is changing the industry. Here are eight cool sights and sounds spotted at the event.

CRN Exclusive: Whitman, Top HP Execs Answer 25 Tough Partner Questions

HP's top executives, including CEO Meg Whitman, answered tough partner questions on everything from the impact of the HP Split to the channel implications of HP's new Sprout immersive computing platform. Here is an excerpt from the partner webcast held at HP Discover.

Best In Show: Three Companies That Took CRN's Top Honors At NexGen Cloud

Three top vendors walked away with trophies from the CRN Test Center's Tech Tank competition at the NexGen Cloud Conference in San Diego.

Tech Tank 2014: 6 Appy Winners Compete At NexGen Cloud Conference

EMC, daVinci,, FinancialForce, FireEye and Ruckus pitched their products as the most deserving of NexGen's 'Best of Show' award.

The 10 Coolest Laptops Of 2014

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.

7 Tech Industry Scandals Since 2012 That Have Raised Eyebrows

While not all tech industry scandals make lasting headlines, they can have a major impact. Here are seven examples of ones that have grabbed the attention of industry-watchers since the beginning of 2012.

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: 10 Cool Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Cases

Samsung is the worldwide leader in smartphones, and its high-end line of Galaxy devices includes some of the top phones in developed markets. Here are 10 cases to make that would make great gifts for Galaxy owners.

The 10 Coolest Managed Services Offerings Of 2014

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.

Five Companies That Jumped In The Tech Tank At NexGen Cloud Conference

Epson, HP, IBM, Interneer and Vistara hyped their products as the most innovative at the NexGen Cloud Conference. Here's a synopsis of the "Tech Tank" competition at the event.

5 Companies That Had A Rough Week

For the week ending Dec. 5, CRN looks at IT companies that were unfortunate, unsuccessful or just didn't make good decisions.

The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2014

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.