Everything Channel's CRNtech Announces the 2008 Product of the Year List

Dec 8, 2008

Today, Everything Channel's CRNtech, the IT Channel's handbook product evaluation and hands-on reviews, a division of United Business Media Limited, announced the Products of the Year list for 2008. The thirteen winners were announced online at www.ChannelWeb.com and will be featured in today's issue.

  Product of the year winners include:
  --  Wireless: The Ruckus ZoneFlex 7942
  --  Notebook: The Lenovo ThinkPad X300
  --  Desktop: The Dell Vostro 220
  --  Operating System: Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  --  Open Source: Ubuntu 8.10
  --  Web Application: Firefox 3.0
  --  Desktop Application: IBM Lotus Symphony
  --  Virtualization: Microsoft Hyper-V
  --  CPU: Intel's Nehalem Series
  --  Security Appliance: Sophos WS1000
  --  Smart Phone: iPhone 3G
  --  Storage: Netgear's ReadyNAS Pro
  --  Overall Product of the Year: The Intel Modular Server

"With so many great products entering the Channel this year, choosing which ones could be deemed product of the year was not an easy decision. But our winners this year certainly stood out as the best of the best, and we congratulate all of our winners of the CRN Test Center product of the year award," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel.

The winners were chosen by Everything Channel's editorial staff and were chosen based on the results of earlier CRNtech and CRN Test Center editorial reviews performed throughout 2008.

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel is the one-stop-shop for accessing, enabling and accelerating technology sales channels. From branding and recruiting to marketing and sales, Everything Channel offers technology marketers the unmatched breadth and depth of global brands and market intelligence combined with an unparallel audience loyalty and credibility serving all technology sales channels. Through innovative sales and marketing solutions, Everything Channel arms the sellers of technology with the resources they need to achieve measurable and significant results.

About United Business Media Limited (www.unitedbusinessmedia.com)

United Business Media Limited (UBM) is a global media and marketing services company that informs markets and brings the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print, and with the information they need to do business successfully. UBM serves professional and commercial communities, from IT professionals to doctors, from journalists to jewelry dealers, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. UBM employs more than 6,500 people in more than 30 countries. UBM's businesses operating in the US include CMPMedica, Commonwealth Business Media, Everything Channel, PR Newswire, RISI, TechInsights, TechWeb and Think Services. UBM is listed on the London Stock Exchange (UBM.L) and has a market capitalization of $1.6 billion.

  Dan Neel
  Everything Channel
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