CMP's Channel Group Introduces CRN Perspectives Series, Following Successful Debut of CRN Re-launch

New Series Devoted to Key Topics Driving the Channel

Jan 12, 2007

MANHASSET, N.Y., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday the CMP Channel Group will introduce the CRN Perspectives Series, a monthly series devoted to key topics driving the channel. This critical series takes a laser-focused look at the major issues facing the Channel. Through market, technology and news analysis the CRN Perspectives Series is designed to help Solution Providers drive sales by understanding issues that directly affect them. This month's CRN Perspectives Series will focus on the topic of "Managed Services."

Future CRN Perspectives Series will focus on profitability, emerging vendors, demand generation, and international markets as well as CRN's well known signature franchise issues such as CRN Channel Chiefs, CRN Channel Champions, CRN Fast Growth 100 and the CRN Sourcing Study.

"We understand Solution Providers use different media platforms at different times based on their specific needs. Our news coverage is now tailored for each of our media platforms. The focus of this new series is to take a deep look at a major issue facing the Channel -- the first issue will look at Managed Services. We are confident that the CRN Perspectives Series will help Solution Providers drive sales," said CMP vice president and CRN editor, Heather Clancy.

Highlights from next week's issue, include:

  * The feature "MSPs To Vendors: It's ROI Time" written by Senior Editor,
    Dan Neel, outlines the managed services investment in terms of people
    and resources as well as the length of time required to see ROI.

  * A series of features exploring the managed services opportunity in
    different technology areas including Storage, Security, Hardware,
    Software and Printers.

  * The Test Center review written by Technical Editor, Mario Morejon, takes
    four managed services platforms for a spin including, Silverback, LPI
    Level Platforms, N-Able Technologies and AdventNet.

  To read these articles online, go to:

The introduction of the CRN Perspectives Series follows last week's launch of the redesign of CRN magazine which included expanded online news coverage, a crisp analytical focus of news in print, a sleek new design as well as new advertising opportunities for marketers.

For CRN advertising or sponsorship opportunities, contact VP/Publisher Dan Dignam at 516.562.7139 or

About CRN (

CRN provides solution providers and technology integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their company's sales. As an advocate for and voice of the IT channel, solution providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. With nearly 25 years of experience, CRN is the most trusted source for channel professionals. CRN can be found on the web at

About CMP Channel Group (

CMP Channel Group is the one stop shop customers turn to in order to meet their global sales channel objectives from access to execution. Through use of its print products which include CRN and VARBusiness, their accompanying websites, the broader ChannelWeb network, the Group's XChange worldwide face- to-face conferences and the Institute for Partner Education & Development (IPED), vendors are able to accelerate sales through the channel. CMP Channel Group provides a worldwide answer to advertising, branding and marketing services, lead generation, market intelligence, branded and custom events, education of solution providers and best practices for vendors.

About CMP Technology (

CMP Technology is a marketing-solutions company serving the technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company. As a result, CMP is the premier provider of access, insight and actionable programs designed to connect sellers and buyers in ways that yield superior return on investment. CMP Technology is a subsidiary of United Business Media (, a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $3 billion.


   Kate Spellman
   CMP Channel Group
   (516) 562-7383

SOURCE: CMP Technology

CONTACT: Kate Spellman of CMP Channel Group, +1-516-562-7383

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