In this series of articles, commissioned by SolarWinds MSP, CRN catches up with some of the UK's leading MSPs to ask them what new services and business models they are pursuing to counteract falling margins in the sector. Part one focuses on backup....
We give you a sneak peek of a major new report profiling the European channel's biggest and brightest players
A number of emerging technology resellers are breaking from the norm by employing only technical staff. Tom Wright asks what's behind the trend, and how it is possible for a reseller to function without any salespeople
The new management team at Misco have invested 'every spare penny' they have in the struggling reseller juggernaut, according to its CEO Alan Cantwell. He talks CRN through his plans to stabilise and build the struggling reseller
News of the imminent general election came as a surprise to many, but despite this, the public sector IT channel appears to be remaining calm
With ransomware arguably the number-one cyber threat to businesses of all sizes, Ignition Technology's CTO Paul Risk set out to discover just how easy it is to profit from the notorious malware. Tom Wright reports
The Federation Against Software Theft ruffled feathers in the SAM space with its latest campaign, sparking an interesting debate about the ethics of SAM providers
Grahame Smee and Stuart Reay outline plans for new security distribution venture 4Sec Group, with IaaS one area it plans to tackle
Strap yourself in as the digital doyen of Dagenham reports on mansplaining manufacturers and a philandering Frenchman
Sticking sensors on anything from refuse bins to plant machinery could become big business for the UK channel. Doug Woodburn looks at how the IoT appears to finally be gathering pace
After a dizzying M&A spree, Daisy's converged telecoms, IT and cloud capabilities will help it deliver the organic growth needed to hit its £1bn revenue goal, its CEO Neil Muller tells Doug Woodburn
With SimpliVity the latest start-up to be swallowed by a hungry vendor giant, Tom Wright asks what impact these acquisitions have on the channel
Although the new year represents a new start in many ways, last year's big talking point - Brexit - will continue to dominate in the coming months and years. Hannah Breeze reports
CRN gets nosy as it asks some top channel players what their plans are for the festive period and also what they hope to get from Father Christmas
Many of the UK's biggest resellers and channel firms were born at the same time, meaning in the next few years, their founders may be considering retirement. Hannah Breeze investigates what impact this will have on their businesses
Hundreds of security start-ups are bursting into the channel at a rapid pace. Samantha Wright weighs up the pros and cons of working with cutting-edge companies
With vendors gearing up for a second round of Brexit-induced price rises, CRN looks at what this 'death by a thousand cuts' means for the channel.
UK datacentres from AWS and Microsoft give public sector bodies the opportunity to use the public cloud, but just how secure could personal data be, asks Tom Wright?
As the tech industry falls deeper in love with artificial intelligence and machine learning, Microsoft used its Future Decoded event in London to address fears that AI will leave the average person heartbroken. Tom Wright reports
Partners debate whether being first to the party on the Internet of Things is a blessing or a curse
2016 has been a busy year for the channel, with vendors such as Dell EMC, HP and HPE keen to shout about their channel credentials as they complete landmark years. Cisco, meanwhile, maintains that its decades-long channel focus is stronger than ever
As part of the Women in the Channel report, CRN tackles the thorny issue of gender quotas
While some believe targeting girls specifically is the best way to support female leaders of the future, others claim that diversity as a whole should be a priority
Samantha Wright looks into what the channel thinks customers should be doing to prepare for GDPR in the wake of Brexit uncertainty