Toshiba, Compaq And Microsoft Named to Industry Hot Products List
VARBusiness Hot Products List Names the Most-Preferred Computer Hardware And Software Products as Selected by Value Added Resellers (VARs)
Value added resellers (VARs) who want first-hand knowledge about which products are performing best in the market and vendors who want to know if their products made the cut will be referring to the May 15 issue of CMP's VARBusiness. The issue features the Hot Products List, a round-up of the most-preferred computer products as selected by a group of 750 VARs and integrators polled by VARBusiness. The VARBusiness Hot Products List features winners in highly-competitive categories ranging from Internet server software to systems and network hardware to various peripherals. In the laptop category, the Toshiba Tecra 740CDT received top nod, while the Compaq Deskpro 4000 and Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0 won in the Desktop PC and Internet Software Server categories, respectively. The full list of winners and VAR reviews are also available on the Web at http://www.varbiz.com/.
"Who better to gauge what is or isn't performing than the VARs who are integrating these products into their customers' solutions or installing these products at their customer's sites?" VARBusiness Publisher Jeff Sundheim said. "The Hot Products List lets VARs know which products to recommend to their customers, and who is or isn't manufacturing products that are going to keep customers happy. "To determine the winners, VARBusiness asked VARs if they currently resell, recommend or specify products in 20 categories, including printers, servers, Web page devlopment tools and Internet security software. VARs responded with their preferences only within the product categories they are currently involved. Questions were completely open- ended/unaided, and VARBusiness did not offer the VARs the mes of any vendors and models.
Following is the complete list of winners featured on the VARBusiness Hot Products List:
Systems Winner Desktop PCs Compaq Deskpro 4000 Notebooks/Laptops Toshiba Tecra 740CDT Intel Servers Compaq Proliant 5000 RISC Servers IBM RS/6000 J40 Software Winner Network Operating Systems Microsoft NT Server 4.0 SQL Databases Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 Network Management Server Microsoft Systems Management Server 1.2(SMS) Internet Server Software Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0 (IIS) Web Page Development Microsoft Front Page 97 Internet Security Secure Computing Sidewinder Security Server 3.0 Networking Winner Bridges/Routrs Cisco 2500 series Switches 3Com Linkswitch 500 Hubs 3Com SuperStack II Series Peripherals Winner Monitors NEC MultiSync XV17 Series Hard Drives Seagate Barracuda 4LP Tape Backup HP SureStoreT4i Video Sound & Graphics Diamond Multimedia Stealth 3D 3000XL Cards Printers HP Laser Jet5 Scanners HP ScanJet 4C UPS APC Smart UPS 700
VARBusiness, currently celebrating its tenth anniversary, has a qualified circulation of 105,040. The publication provides expert insight and trend analysis about products and technologies that help VARs, integrators, software developers and consultants grow their businesses.
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