CRN Channel News

  • KVM Switches No Longer Just For Data Centers
    KVMs once were used mainly in data centers where administrators needed to control multiple computers from a single keyboard, mouse and monitor. KVMs are still used in data centers, but new technology has pushed them down to smaller network installations.
  • Japanese Regulators Raid Intel Offices
    Japan's Fair Trade Commission raided the offices of the Japanese unit of Intel on Thursday looking for evidence that the chip giant is illegally pressuring PC makers to avoid using competitors' processors.
  • Three Former CA Execs Plead Guilty To Conspiracy
    Three former Computer Associates executives admitted Thursday that they fraudulently recorded hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts in a broad conspiracy to inflate the software company's quarterly earnings.
  • RIM Revenues Up Sharply, Announces Stock Split
    Research In Motion (RIM), the developer of BlackBerry e-mail devices and mobile enterprise e-mail platforms, reported today a 37 percent revenue increase in the just-completed quarter compared to the previous quarter. It also announced a two-for-one split in its stock shares.
  • Microsoft-Micro Focus Alliance Intended To Drive Mainframe-To-Windows Migrations
    Microsoft and Micro Focus International have teamed up to enable mainframe customers to seamlessly migrate their data to Windows platforms. In a prepared statement, the companies said the alliance provides the technology foundation for moving mainframe workloads to more modern Intel and Windows-based servers, using .Net.
  • CRN Interview: Progress Executives Tout Gains
    Progress Software is among the fastest-growing software vendors in the industry today, thanks largely to its focus on helping solution providers build applications for specific vertical markets. In its most recent quarter, overall revenue was up 20 percent and software license revenue was up 33 percent compared with a year ago. In an interview with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard, Progress CEO Joe Alsop and Vice President of Data Management Products for the Progress Company, Ken Rugg, outline Progress' approach to partners and changes in data-management trends.
  • Seagate Lowers Earnings Expectation
    Seagate Technology continues to experience turbulence this week after warning Wall Street that it was lowering its guidance for the fiscal third quarter ended April 2.
  • FCC Primed To Give Nextel Spectrum To Cut Interference
    The Federal Communications Commission is moving closer to resolving the growing interference problems plaguing the nation's public-safety radio channels. To that end, an announcement is expected next week that Nextel Communications Inc.-identified as the main interference producers--will be given permission to move services from portions of the crowded 800-MHz spectrum, where many public-service organizations operate.
  • Legal Pressure Pushes Lindows To Change Name
    After failing Monday to stymie Microsoft from bringing trademark lawsuits against it in foreign jurisdictions, Linux distributor on Tuesday said it would bring out another corporate name next week for use outside the U.S.
  • Nokia Battles Lawsuit Over Financial Forecast
    Mobile phone maker Nokia on Wednesday defended itself against a lawsuit filed by investors in the United States that accused the company of making "material misrepresentations" about its financial outlook for the first quarter.