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Freeform Dynamics' Tony Lock

Is it time for a new approach to security, availability and performance? Tony Lock reports

07 Apr 2014

New Networks First MD Mulvaney eyes security expansion

Sourcefire pays off for Cisco network security sales

Amazon's 'dirty' cloud slammed in Greenpeace report

Dark storm clouds and lightning broken by the sun shining down onto a calm sea

But Google, Facebook and Apple praised for commitment to powering datacentres with renewable energy

07 Apr 2014

A third of EMEA server shipments now virtualised

But IDC says customers have been disoriented by "holistic stack approaches" of vendors in the space

04 Apr 2014

AC decision time?

WLAN kit complying with 802.11ac is out. Fleur Doidge asks whether yet another wireless upgrade will be too hard to digest

04 Apr 2014

Gartner: Lower-cost devices to drive spending rebound

Devices market to grow 4.4 per cent in 2014 after shrinking last year but price is key, says market watcher

02 Apr 2014

Salesforce leaps into global software top 10

Microsoft keeps lead in expanding market with Oracle moving up behind

01 Apr 2014

Five years will see 3D print tip £10bn

Technology will improve and costs reduce, encouraging sales

31 Mar 2014

Projector sales expand to net $2.6bn worldwide

UK saw a decline due to "underrepresented" retail market

28 Mar 2014

Channel: We're not to blame for XP councils chaos

Channel players claim to have done all they can to encourage public sector migration

28 Mar 2014

Windows XP switch-off boosts desktop sales

European desktop PC sales are rising, according to latest Context analysis

27 Mar 2014

Digital omnivores reveal multi-platform power

A US survey suggests a direction for future mobile and telecoms opportunities. Chris Gonsalves reports

27 Mar 2014

Lost: 10m mobile devices in one year

EE warns that myriad staff smartphones, tablets, laptops and other gadgets go missing across Britain

26 Mar 2014

OFT: More transparency needed in public sector supply chain

Five-and-a-half-month study insists IT suppliers need to be more upfront about costs as customers get confused over value for money

26 Mar 2014

Adapt to managed print or die

The channel must embrace managed print solutions (MPS) and this is why, says Louella Fernandes

25 Mar 2014

Which vendor needs to get off its high horse?

As CRN delves further into the results of our second Vendor Report survey, the state of one major manufacturer's partner programme is compared to a headless chicken

25 Mar 2014

Canalys: UC call control market set for bounce-back

Despite a worse-than-expected year in 2013, the global on-premise call control market is expected to grow this year

24 Mar 2014

Android and Apple still battling in tablets

Tablets drove UK distributor sales in Q413 despite slowing growth in the market, confirms Marie-Christine Pygott

24 Mar 2014

Sourcefire pays off for Cisco network security sales

Global figures show the vendor remains among the market leaders as acquisition completes

21 Mar 2014

IDC - there's gold in them there security appliances

EMEA security appliance market forecast to grow from $2.5bn to $4.2bn over five years

18 Mar 2014

EMEA server sales see full-year slide but x86 shines

Datacentre expansion across Nordics gives kick to x86 revenues in Q4

18 Mar 2014

Have you dropped down the vendor rankings?

With 10 new entrants to CRN's 2014 Vendor Report, some well-known names have surprisingly dropped a few places

18 Mar 2014

Internet of Things to transform datacentre opportunity

Related product and service suppliers will benefit to tune of $300bn by 2020

18 Mar 2014

WAN optimisation market continues 'downward trajectory'

But adjacent ADC space enjoys record 2014 despite recent Cisco exit

17 Mar 2014

Calyx: CIOs feel left out in business strategy stakes

Survey reveals growing frustration at fighting to keep the lights on, rather than helping to shape business strategy

13 Mar 2014


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