CRN Channel News

  • Reality Of Wireless Power
    In the vision of the future I've outlined in my past few columns, there are boundless opportunities for solution providers in a world where common objects,from staplers to grocery items,are outfitted with data-laden semiconductors, and surfaces such as desks, walls and kitchen cabinets double as displays. But there's one key element missing: power.
  • WinZip 9.0
    xPerhaps the most popular utility in history, WinZip is now up to version 9.0. The latest release has useful features for the business environment like 128 and 256-bit encryption. Files can now be encrypted after being placed in a zip file. In earlier versions of the software, files would have to be encrypted during compression. The added security is great for the medical vertical.
  • Tricoron Eases Java Troubles
    The ugly secret behind legacy application integration is that most EAI tools do not generate the code necessary to tie legacy systems and relational databases into client applications.
  • AMD Leads Innovation When It Comes To 64-Bit Desktop Architecture
    Microprocessor technology has reached heights that not even the most optimistic person could have anticipated. Processor speeds are moving and holding their own well beyond the 3GHz threshold, and now with the migration toward 64-bit microprocessor architecture, a new generation of power-hungry enthusiasts will arise.
  • MCI Cleanup Of WorldCom Books Finds Billions In Losses
    The cleanup of WorldCom's tainted books reveals pretax losses of $74.4 billion not previously reflected in the company's financial reports for 2000 and 2001, MCI said Friday in a long-awaited report that wipes away a vast accounting fraud and reflects the plunging value of telecommunications assets.
  • Rob Mock exits leading Sun solution provider in management buyout

    Dewpoint CEO Leaves Company
    Rob Mock, president and CEO of Dewpoint, one of Sun Microsystems' top partners, has left the company.
  • Oracle Meets 3Q Expectations
    Oracle met expectations for its third quarter, logging income of $635 million, or 12 cents per share, up 11 percent from the year-ago figure of $571.3 million, or 11 cents a share.
  • Mobile Wireless Router Reaches 25 Miles
    Nova Engineering Inc. has announced a mobile wireless router that it says is effective at distances of up to 25 miles, with throughput speeds of up to 300 kbps. A member of the firm's NovaRoam mobile-router family, the EH900 is targeted at dynamic wireless-networking applications.
  • Partners Grill Intel Execs
    It's not often that resellers get to buttonhole their vendors in public and pepper them with tough questions, but on Tuesday some of Intel's premier partners were just that lucky.
  • EU Official: Microsoft Settlement Talks Continue
    A top European Union antitrust official said Thursday that settlement talks were continuing with Microsoft even as the European Commission prepares to decide the long-running antitrust probe in two weeks.
  • CA Makes Desktop DNA Its Own
    Computer Associates has assimilated its longtime desktop management partner, Miramar Systems, in an all-cash purchase. The purchase price was not disclosed.
  • Covad Offering Bare-Bones High-Speed Web
    Covad Communications Group Inc. is offering a bare-bones high-speed Internet service for 5 dollars less than its regular package. But to get e-mail and other features normally included with the connection, you'll have to pay another provider even more.
  • Vonage Provides Examples Of VoIP Opportunities
    The service from Vonage, a startup VoIP consumer company, has a lot for VARs to think about as they gain experience with the technology both as users and as resellers. I have been using it for my home phone service for several months now, and while it isn't flawless, it does demonstrate to VARs this brave new world of VoIP technology.
  • Vendors Hope New Programs Fly
    During the economic downturn, scores of manufacturers and ISVs rushed to embrace the channel, some for the first time, others as a return to revive their sagging sales.
  • Offshore Politics Hit Home
    If you think politicians are all over the airwaves, check out IT business conferences--that's right, wonkish IT events, such as the National Retail Federation conference, where Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) was a guest speaker. Her topic? Jobs.
  • Slick Clicks To Online Programs
    VARBusiness wondered what solution providers experience when they try to apply for vendors' partner programs. So we dispatched one reporter--yours truly--to apply to the programs of five top vendors--EMC, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle and Sun Microsystems. What I found is that joining partner programs online isn't exactly a smooth process.
  • HP: Sell More, Sell Often
    When HP partners gather in Los Angeles next week for the HP Americas Partner Conference, they are going to get an earful about services. The company wants its partners to sell more services--ranging from service contracts to high-end consulting and systems-integration engagements.
  • Distributor earns 67 cents per share, compared to estimates of 54 cents

    Tech Data Beats 4Q Expectations
    Tech Data Chairman and CEO Steve Raymund isn't even sure if his company ever beat Wall Street estimates by as much as it did in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31.
  • HP Rolls Out Three New PC Lines
    Hewlett-Packard on Wednesday introduced a new line of business desktop PCs touted as easier for corporate customers to pick and choose the models they need.