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CRN Channel Conference - Managed Services


Date: 16 Oct 2014

Our popular MSP conference is back for its second year and places are filling up fast

CRN Channel Awards 2014

CRN Awards 2013

Date: 13 Nov 2014

The awards are back and set to be another glittering night of fun. But don't forget the 18 July awards deadline

Next live event

CRN Darts Night 2014

Date: 11 Sep 2014

Save the date - Thursday 11 September.

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Sunset friends jumping

Channel, vendor and customer must see eye to eye to get the best results – but what happens and who is liable legally when something goes wrong? Fleur Doidge reports

Cyber insurance: Channel friend or foe?

Angel and devil on scales

Doug Woodburn asks if resellers should be embracing cyber liability insurance or treating the phenomenon with suspicion as it threatens to go mainstream

Broadband 2030 target could rise, industry says

Superfast fibre broadband rollout

Channel providers respond to FSB report criticising UK broadband plans

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Satya Nadella is expected to be the next CEO of Microsoft

Satya Nadella woos WPC crowd

New chief executive lets partners in on how his mobile-first, cloud-first strategy impacts the channel

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CRN Top VARs - resellers review an eventful year

We talk to an assortment of resellers about margins, services, economic recovery and the fallout from 2e2's collapse

The Editors dairy blog

The editor's diary

What a rip-off!

Which? investigation reveals we do pay far too much for IT products over here

Dave the dealer blog

Dave the dealer

The invisible manager

Dave encounters a decidedly unfamiliar face, while potatoes are big business, and thumbs go high tech

View from the channel

Views from the Channel

Softcat's a channel success story, but where next?

Would IPO be right long-term option for VAR as it nears £500m sales barrier, asks CRN's Doug Woodburn?

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Don’t let your customers suffer from heat exhaustion

IT virtualisation - the engine behind cloud computing - can have significant consequences on the datacentre physical infrastructure (DCPI)

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Advanced evasion techniques for dummies

Given the changing threat landscape - with growing security threats, cybercrime and compliancen regulations - we need to rethink traditional security models