CRN Channel News

  • Outsourcing Holds Hands With Economy
    Everyone seems to be jumping on the outsourcing bandwagon. Once thought of as an alternative to surviving a bad economy, outsourcing is predicted to grow stronger, even as the U.S. market becomes more prosperous. According to Gartner/Dataquest, the worldwide outsourcing market is estimated to increase from $161.9 billion in 2002 to $235.6 billion in 2007. That's at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8 percent.
  • Reward Relationships
    Of all the myriad program revisions that Computer Associates plans to talk about this week during its annual CA World event,and believe me, there are many,several are clearly significant.
  • Cron: CA In Command Of IT Management
    Computer Associates International Interim CEO Ken Cron said Sunday that if past patterns play out, CA will be "ideally positioned" to become the dominant provider of management software.
  • Kumar Still Active With CA Customers, Partners
    In his new role as chief software architect, former Computer Associates International CEO Sanjay Kumar will focus on translating customer and partner technology needs into concrete features in CA's management suite.
  • A Sonic Partnership
    Cost vendors underestimate the power of the tight and trusted relationships that solution providers build with their customers. They simply don't get it. They spew channel rhetoric and then either undercut their partners or ignore them.
  • But AMD's channel relationships need help

    AMD May Benefit From Intel's Woes
    The heat and speed problems associated with Intel's latest line of processors, which forced the company to change its product strategy and adopt a dual-core processor structure, may help rival Advanced Micro Devices gain market share, said system builders last week at CMP Media's XChange Tech Builder event.
  • Sybase seeks a few good VARs in attempt to revive channel

    Wanted: Sybase VARs
    Sybase is turning to solution providers to preach its "unwire the enterprise" mantra and boost sales.
  • IBM's Slice Of Blade Server Pie Up In 1Q
    Rapid acceptance of blade servers in enterprise accounts is fueling explosive growth in IBM's xSeries business and has helped push the vendor's first-quarter worldwide channel sales up almost 14 percent, according to IBM, Armonk, N.Y., and channel executives.
  • Company plans to build new BPM, ESB projects, partner investments

    A New Path For BEA
    In an effort to stave off competition from chief rival IBM, BEA Systems plans to unveil a new technology direction, a new business-process management (BPM) edition of its application server and a new project aimed at building an enterprise service bus (ESB) at its eWorld show this week.
  • Can They Deliver?
    The big bet that Computer Associates International is making in Las Vegas this week at its annual CA World conference is on the channel.
  • SANmelody enables server capacity expansion in a hurry

    Tackling Server Capacity
    Businesses faced with shrinking server-disk capacity have few options. Companies often add application servers to their infrastructure as a temporary fix to their storage problems, but reconfiguring and reinstalling servers and transferring data between them is a time-consuming, expensive task. This solution also ignores the real problem--these underutilized servers are able to run applications, but server horsepower usually goes underutilized.
  • CSI: Channel
    As the economy continues to improve, it's more important than ever for solution providers to get more aggressive about computer forensics.
  • ShadowRAM: May 24, 2004
    Dave Thompson, vice president of Microsoft's Exchange Group, had his gang put out a call for the "Top 10 Questions IT Pros Have About Exchange" on its group blog. There were some interesting responses, even if many of them were statements, not questions. Like this one: