CMP Channel's CRNtech Announces Its 2007 Product of the Year List

Dec 7, 2007

Today, CMP Channel's CRNtech announced its Products of the Year list for 2007. The ten winners were announced online at and will be featured in the December 17 issue of CRNtech magazine, the IT Channel's handbook for technology products and services.

  Security Product of the Year: SonicWall TZ 180

  Virtualization Product of the Year: VMWare Infrastructure 3 with Lab

  VoIP Product of the Year: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

  Wireless Product of the Year: Extricom Interference-Free EXWO-404 WLAN

  Operating System of the Year: Microsoft Windows XP

  Application of the Year: Tableau v3.0

  Desktop of the Year: HP Compaq dc7800 Ultra Slim Desktop PC

  Notebook of the Year: Toshiba Portege R400

  Chip of the Year: Quad-Core AMD Opteron

  Smartphone of the year: RIM BlackBerry Curve 8310

The winners were chosen by CMP Channel editorial staff and were chosen based on the results of earlier CRNtech and CRN Test Center editorial reviews performed throughout 2007.

"A wave of new and exciting products arrived in 2007, and picking the cream of the crop was both a challenge, and a positive sign that vendors are delivering tools that increase the value solution providers can deliver to their customers," said Robert C. DeMarzo, vice president and editorial director, CMP Channel.

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