CRN Channel News

  • Enterprise Spending On the Upswing
    In the latest sign that large enterprise customers will increase spending this year, 41 percent of IT decision makers plan to allocate more funds on technology this year, according to preliminary results of the annual VARBusiness State of Enterprise Spending report. Only 17 percent anticipate spending less, while the remaining 43 percent say spending will remain the same.
  • <I>CRN</I> Names Three Best Of Show Winners
    A trio of innovators walked away with the CRN Best of Show awards at last week's Intel Solutions Summit conference in Las Vegas. The solution providers were recognized for developing creative solutions for significant customer needs.
  • Distributors Expand IBM Support
    IBM's enterprise distribution partners joined the vendor at PartnerWorld 2004 earlier this month by announcing new support programs and solutions for its on-demand strategies.
  • Don't Curb Enthusiasm
    Just when I start thinking my passion for the industry might wane, something invariably resparks my enthusiasm. The positive energy at last week's first XChange Solution Provider conference in Nashville, Tenn., was a perfect re-energizer.
  • 'C' Changes
    In the final analysis, there are really only two types of people pushing adoption of emerging technologies in the enterprise: One is the solution provider, and the other is the executive invested in making that change.
  • Low-Cost Lexmark Product Line Delivers
    Banking on huge growth projections in the midmarket color printer segment, Lexmark International recently unveiled new color laser printers that offer high performance at low cost. The Lexington, Ky.-based vendor took the wraps off its latest color laser printer, the C510, which is priced at $699 and prints at 8 ppm in color or 30 ppm in monochrome. The printer has 64 Mbytes of memory and a 500MHz processor, and offers first-page print time of 13 seconds in monochrome and 19 seconds in color. Lexmark said the new printer will be available by the middle of March.
  • ShadowRAM: March 15, 2004
    If Microsoft product schedules keep slipping and security woes continue, brace yourself for even more "All Microsoft, All The Time" coverage.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Ken Lamneck, Tech Data
    Ken Lamneck was named Tech Data's president of the Americas last week. The former president of Arrow/Richey Electronics spoke with CRN Distribution Editor Scott Campbell about his plans.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Paul Otellini, Intel
    Intel President and COO Paul Otellini recently met with CRN Industry Editor Craig Zarley and Senior Editor Edward F. Moltzen and discussed a series of issues related to his company, the channel and the overall industry. Here are portions of that interview:
  • Intel Everywhere
    Every few months, eMazzanti Technologies, a three-year-old security solution provider based in Hoboken, N.J., holds what it calls a BYON (build your own notebook) session in which it trains clients to build their own Intel Centrino notebooks.
  • IBM Readies New Partner Program
    IBM is revamping its four separate PartnerWorld channel programs into a single offering that could provide a bigger financial return for its premier partners.
  • Briefs: Hindsight And Foresight, March 15, 2004
    ORACLE MEETS 3Q EXPECTATIONSOracle 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.
  • Earnings leave estimates in the dust; new Americas chief named

    Tech Data 4Q Beats All
    Tech Data's TechSelect members gather in San Diego this week to hear the latest from the Clearwater, Fla.-based distributor. It may take some time for them to catch up.
  • GigaTrunk Probe Gives Complex Networks Needed Bandwidth
    Gigabit Ethernet is finally taking off big time,most new high-end notebook and desktop systems now have Gigabit Ethernet built-in. Though it provides more bandwidth than most individuals currently need, Gigabit Ethernet still cannot provide the necessary bandwidth when used at the core of a complex network. That's why a technique called trunking is used. Trunking involves the ganging together of multiple Gigabit links to form multiGigabit pipes that aggregate data through a network's core, which by nature will experience the highest amount of traffic.
  • Pricey New Eizo LCD Is Nearly Perfect
    For an all-around impressive display, the ColorEdge CG21 from Eizo Nanao Technologies is an excellent choice. The unit is a cut above most LCDs, yet comes with a hefty price tag. But if price is not a major concern, the CG21 is definitely the LCD to buy.