CRN Essential


CRN Essential gives busy channel pros the data and analysis they need for smarter business decision making.

 Welcome to the CRN Essential, where members can access a back catalogue of over 30 exclusive data-led reports.

From VAR 350 and MSP Trends 2021, to the newly released Distribution Report, CRN Essential offers regular in-depth reports and analysis for smarter business decisions.


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CRN Vendor Report 2021: Executive Summary


How did 335 UK channel partners rate their top vendors

clock 19 October 2021 • 1 min read
Top Distributors 2021

Financial and Reporting

A rundown of the UK's top 40 distributors and trends impacting them

clock 24 June 2021 • 1 min read
MSP Trends 2021

Services and Outsourcing

A snapshot of how UK end users really view MSPs and the outsourced services model

clock 17 May 2021 • 1 min read
The Private Equity Report

Finance and M&A

A rundown of the 38 PE houses that back UK MSPs and resellers

clock 14 April 2021 • 1 min read
Female tech provider bosses tell all...

Careers and Skills

Rounding up the top themes that emerged from our interviews with 25 female-run channel partners

clock 08 March 2021 • 11 min read
Staff and Salaries 2021


How many staff do UK resellers employ, and how much are they paid?

clock 15 February 2021 • 1 min read
VAR 350 2021


A rundown of the top 350 UK reseller and MSPs on our radar

clock 01 February 2021 • 1 min read
Brits abroad


Charting the overseas success of UK resellers and MSPs

clock 19 August 2020 • 17 min read
Meet the Specialists: COVID-19 special


How the pandemic is impacting VARs in seven specialist markets

clock 09 June 2020 •

Meet the team