CRN Channel News


  • IBM Moving More Software Jobs Abroad
    IBM plans to move up to several thousand skilled software jobs from the United States to India, China and other countries, which could amount to one of the biggest such actions yet in the technology industry.
  • Joint handheld, scanning solutions aimed at vertical markets


    Symbol, IBM Team Up To Offer Bundled Wireless Solutions
    Symbol Technologies and IBM will collaborate on new wireless handheld and scanning solutions aimed at vertical markets including retail, public sector and travel.
  • Cites channel inventory issues in SEC filing


    Western Digital: Sales Up, Gross Margin Flagging
    Disk drive maker Western Digital said its sales for the fourth quarter are on track to exceed expectations and the company will still meet the profit guidance it provided Wall Street.
  • IBM Offers Services For Grid Computing
    As part of a companywide push to sell customers its research expertise, IBM on Friday started selling consulting services aimed at installing grid computing environments and self-managing computers.
  • IDC Projects 2004 'Conservative' IT Spending Growth of 4.9%; Could Be Higher
    Stating that "tough times will come to an end; they have before," John Gantz, IDC's chief research officer says his company projects "conservative" worldwide IT spending growth will be 4.9 percent in 2004, noting that some believe it could be as high as 8 percent. Wrapping up the Raymond James IT Supply Chain Conference on Dec. 11 with the research firm's forecast for the upcoming year, Gantz broke that number down further, with lower spending growth anticipated from more industrialized parts of the world.
  • IT Channels Stars Headline Gala Event
    Old acquaintances were not forgot at the gala CRN Industry Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where nine technology leaders were recognized for their lifetime contributions to the IT industry.
  • Eliminating dual channel structure in favor of single channel plan


    HP Outlines Reorg
    Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina last week outlined a sweeping reorganization that will see the vendor create a single channel organization and Duane Zitzner take over HP's top channel spot.
  • Pivotal Closes Its Dance Card
    The belle of the CRM ball has finally picked a dance partner. After months of being courted by three suitors, Pivotal has chosen Chinadotcom subsidiary CDC Software as its acquirer. Pivotal will operate as a distinct business unit of the Hong Kong company.
  • AT&T Boards VoIP Train, Targets Top 100 U.S. Markets
    AT&T last week became the latest major telecommunications carrier to jump on the VoIP bandwagon when it unveiled plans to launch a widespread effort to sell the technology to business customers sometime next year.
  • Partners: Update is major release that will make OS more secure


    Win XP SP2 To Enter Beta
    Microsoft this week plans to release into beta testing a major security-focused update to Windows XP.
  • Raymond James attendees vow targeted approach for 2004


    We're Back, IT Execs Say, But Caution Should Reign
    Business is back,but IT and channel companies aren't yet dancing a jig, and executives say they will be cautious and targeted in their focus marching into 2004.
  • Acer's Full House
    Acer, one of the early pioneers of the PC business, is poised to mount a massive 100 percent channel-focused assault on the U.S. computer market that is sure to shake up the lucrative small- and midsize-business hardware market. With IBM and Hewlett-Packard fighting for high ground in enterprise accounts, Acer is planning an end run to tap into the purchasing power of the tens of thousands of solution providers that are the outsourced IT departments for SMBs.

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