Tech, Executives Changes

By Lawrence Walsh  |  Print this article Print

The failing economy, presidential politics and energy costs dominated the headlines in 2008, but what stories were really important to you? Channel Insider recounts its most-read articles of the year.

Channel Executive Comings & Goings
Solution providers create their own success and opportunities, but they’re often enabled and supported by their vendor partners. Knowing who’s who among the channel executive ranks is critical to progressive solution providers, which made two of Channel Insider’s packages on channel executives among the most popular. Channel Insider’s "Top 12 Channel Execs" was extremely popular, as was its follow-up "Top Channel Executive Changes of 2008."

Trippy Technology Retrospective
Everyone remembers their first kiss, car and, dare we say, computer. This is probably why Channel Insider’s visit to D&H Distribution’s tech museum—"Remember Those? A Trip Through Technology Then & Now"—was such a big hit with readers as they scrolled through images of machines such as the Commodore 64 that they hadn’t seen since circa 1985.

Lawrence Walsh Lawrence Walsh is editor of Baseline magazine, overseeing print and online editorial content and the strategic direction of the publication. He is also a regular columnist for Ziff Davis Enterprise's Channel Insider. Mr. Walsh is well versed in IT technology and issues, and he is an expert in IT security technologies and policies, managed services, business intelligence software and IT reseller channels. An award-winning journalist, Mr. Walsh has served as editor of CMP Technology's VARBusiness and GovernmentVAR magazines, and TechTarget's Information Security magazine. He has written hundreds of articles, analyses and commentaries on the development of reseller businesses, the IT marketplace and managed services, as well as information security policy, strategy and technology. Prior to his magazine career, Mr. Walsh was a newspaper editor and reporter, having held editorial positions at the Boston Globe, MetroWest Daily News, Brockton Enterprise and Community Newspaper Company.

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