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CRN Sales and Marketing Awards

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Date: 02 Jul 2015

Thursday 2 July 2015. Save the date!

CRN Channel Awards 2015


Date: 19 Nov 2015

Save the date for the channel's biggest party - 19 November 2015

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CRN Fight Night 2015

Date: 21 May 2015

Not long to go if you are interested in taking part in the channel's only white collar boxing extravaganza!

Talking point: Languages for business


Fleur Doidge asks if language e-learning software might be a useful add-on for resellers looking to boost their margins

Troll hunters: Is the US patent system 'broken'?


Fierce debate about technology patent laws was reignited at the start of 2015 as storage firms united to hit back at so-called patent trolls

End of the beginning for everything as a service

Winston Churchill

Providers that do not diversify their business model to include "as a service" in 2015 may become obsolete, warns Jessica Meek

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Carl Hayesmore - Midwich Security

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This is a path I sometimes regret not taking further

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CRN Channel Forecast - with Webroot's Charles Tomeo

Find out how partners are adding value in the security space in this Webroot-sponsored Q&A

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Top VARs 2014 - channel chiefs on the state of the industry

A quartet of industry execs debate the channel's top trends

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The editor's diary

Our industry is more relevant than ever

With world leaders admitting cyber-terrorism is one of their biggest growing concerns, the value of good IT advice is evermore crucial

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Dave the dealer

Putting the green into green

Narcotics, law enforcement, and the glib enablement of destructive lifestyle choices – it’s all going off in Daveland

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Views from the Channel

Why I hate the Internet of Things with a passion!

Foursys managing director James Miller asks whether the world really needs touch-screen, internet-enabled fridge freezers

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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