CRN Channel News

  • Certification Deflation
    In a reversal from past surveys, vendor-specific certifications appear to be losing their earning power for technicians, according to data from the 2004 CRN Salary Survey.
  • CA's CEO To Keynote TECHXNY Show
    CMP Media, publisher of VARBusiness, has announced that Kenneth D. Cron, interim CEO of Computer Associates, will deliver the keynote address at TECHXNY, the largest IT business event serving the technology industry on the East Coast.
  • Budding Raises
    Solution providers showed their employees some green last year as the technology industry moved toward recovery, according to data from CRN's 2004 Salary Survey. This special report also digs into the issues of experience, gender, certification and geography, as well how the recent surge in outsourcing is affecting technicians and managers.
  • Remembering An Era: The Show Goes

    Love It Or Hate It, Comdex Produced Lots Of Memories And Business
    If you're like me, last week's news that Comdex 2004 had been canceled came as no surprise. Yet despite the expectation that this was inevitable, the decision to shut the show down and try to resurrect it in 2005 elicits mixed emotions.
  • Businesses Ready To Commit
    One key data point usually missing from reports of business technology spending plans is the respondents' level of commitment to these plans.
  • D&H To Carry Sony's Vaio
    D&H Distributing signed a deal to distribute Sony's Vaio notebooks to solution providers. D&H has distributed Sony products including digital cameras, storage devices and consumer-electronics wares for more than a decade, and joins Ingram Micro and Tech Data as distributors for the Vaio line.
  • Zyxel Curbs Bandwith Woes
    The explosion of multimedia applications, video and digital convergence is demanding more and more bandwidth from network infrastructures. Incorporating Gigabit Ethernet into a network of desktop PCs is a proven solution to bandwidth problems, but it is so costly that most small companies cannot afford it.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Dave Goulden, EMC
    Earlier this month, storage vendor EMC said it would combine its Legato Systems, Documentum and legacy EMC OSO software units into one unit"the EMC Software Group"as it pursues its solution-focused Information Life-cycle Management Strategy. CRN Senior Editor Edward F. Moltzen spoke with David Goulden, EMC's executive vice president for customer operations, about THIS STRATEGY, AMONG other topics.
  • New chipset brings advanced audio, graphics

    Intel Sees Grantsdale As Key To Convergence
    Intel recently took the wraps off its long-awaited Grantsdale chipset, touting the product as a key ingredient in its grand plan for convergence among computing, communications and content.
  • Serial ATA An Option For Hitachi Arrays
    Hitachi Data Systems became the latest top-tier storage vendor to jump on the Serial ATA bandwagon with its recent introduction of a SATA option for its midrange arrays.