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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 Channel Conference - Managed Services

Date: 16 Oct 2014

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

Cloud engagement targeted by VMware ISV plan


Last week saw VMware launch a new channel programme targeting ISVs. Michele Pepe explains

Cisco lights up security space with new offerings

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Next-generation offerings and incentives rolled out by networking giant

Special report: Once more unto the breach

Knights at a renactment of the 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field

This Exclusive Networks-sponsored Special Report discusses a new VAD initiative paying off in the security market

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CRN roundtable: The future of IT financing and leasing

Nine top VARs debated how IT financing can evolve to become more strategic to their business in this GE Capital-commissioned roundtable


CRN web seminar: Betting bigger on fewer vendors

If you're not getting picker about which vendors you work with, you're in the minority, as we discuss in this Sophos-commissioned webseminar

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The editor's diary

Sexism is alive and well in tech apparently

New survey claims 'more than one in three' women IT staff have witness or experienced sexism

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Dave the dealer

All that glitters ain't Gold

Exclusive Networks' Barrie Desmond says some vendors are missing the point when it comes to partner programmes

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