CRN Channel News


  • The 2004 VARBusiness 500 Season Opens
    It's time to make sure your company is included in the 2004 VARBusiness 500, the IT industry's definitive ranking of the largest solution providers, integrators and IT consultants in North America, ranked by revenues. Since its inception in 1995, the annual issue has developed a following as the industry's most anticipated benchmark for documenting the fortunes and failures of the VAR market.
  • Wireless Group Says Interoperability Problem Rising
    Increasing complexity and stronger security is making it harder for new wireless computer networking products to hook up with each other, an industry group promoting the technology said Thursday at the CeBIT tech fair.
  • SAP Ups Ante In Integration Wars
    The world's largest software company used the world's largest technology show to tout the latest version of its consolidated integration and application platform.
  • Mercury Rounds Out App Management Capabilities
    With the introduction this week of an application suite that prevents, diagnoses and solves problems in the data center, Mercury Interactive added another brick toward construction of what it calls business technology optimization.
  • Web Services Group Unveils Testing Tools
    The Web Services Interoperability Organization Wednesday announced the general availability of software tools for testing the interoperability of web services.
  • Microsoft Documents Spice Minnesota Class-Action Trial
    The jury trial in the class-action suit against Microsoft got under way in Minneapolis this week, as plaintiff attorney Rick Hagstrom argued that Microsoft abused its Windows "monopoly" to overcharge for software.
  • Software giant continues settlement talks with regulators


    EU On Track To Decide Antitrust Case Against Microsoft Next Week
    The European Union insisted it was 'on track' Wednesday to conclude its antitrust case against Microsoft next week, even as the world's biggest software company scrambled to reach a deal to avert sanctions for allegedly abusing its Windows monopoly.
  • Kingston Ships DDR2 Modules
    Taking the industry's first steps toward a higher-performance memory standard, Kingston Technology has begun shipping DDR2 memory modules in limited quantities.
  • IBM Unveils Opteron Workstation
    AMD can brag about another win for its 64-bit Opteron as IBM on Tuesday unveiled a new series of workstations based on the processor.
  • CeBIT Shows Signs Of Industry Growth
    FRANKFURT, Germany - While the number of exhibitors at CeBIT, the world's biggest high-tech fair, is down somewhat this year, there is finally optimism about palpable growth in the industry.
  • Gilroy To Head Up HP's Channels, Promises Changes
    The long-anticipated reorganization of HP's channel organization is now official. The company Monday named Kevin Gilroy as its new channel chief for the Americas, where he will oversee all partner operations. The 22-year HP veteran will oversee the consolidation of the commercial channels organization that he now runs with the enterprise channel group led by Dan Vertrees.
  • Microsoft Ships Beta Of Software Update Services 2.0, Slips MOM 2005
    Microsoft kicked off its annual management summit by announcing as expected the beta release of its next software update services (SUS) for the Windows server--but it appears the delivery of both the final SUS code and the newly designated Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 will be delayed.

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