CRN Channel News

  • Me And the Mob
    I didn't really know what to expect when I showed up at the gym at the University of San Francisco last Saturday, April 3, to participate in the first "Flash Mob Computing" event. But it turned out to be one of those incredible days where I learned a lot, met some great people and had a blast. During all of this, history was being made as several hundred PCs were networked together to form one of the largest supercomputers.
  • South Korean Company Sues Microsoft
    A South Korean Internet portal company filed an antitrust lawsuit Monday against Microsoft, alleging the U.S. computer software giant violated trade regulations by tying instant messenger software to its Windows operating system.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview, Kent Foster, Ingram Micro
    Ingram Micro Chairman and CEO Kent Foster spoke to CRN Distribution Editor Scott Campbell and CRN Editor/ News Steven Burke about the company's new Choice Advantage initiative. Below are excerpts from the interview.
  • IGS-Ingram Micro Partnership Spawns First Deal
    The first deal under the year-old IBM Global Services-Ingram Micro Services Network partnership has been captured by Analysts International, a $332 million diversified IT services company.
  • Company's mobile platform now supports tablet PCs, laptops

    Set To Go iAnywhere
    IAnywhere Solutions plans to unveil Monday a new version of its M-Business Anywhere Web-based mobile platform that includes support for tablet PCs and laptops and offline access to Web applications.
  • Getting to the right price: A bold initiative

    Ingram Micro Lets Solution Providers Choose Their Own Pricing Scenarios
    Pricing is always a difficult issue in the channel. No one is ever satisfied: OEMs believe they deserve the lion's portion of the profit, customers always think the price should be lower, and solution providers, of course, are caught in the middle.
  • Ingram's Whopper
    Ingram Micro is shaking up the distribution business with its own version of the Burger King "Have It Your Way" business credo.
  • It's About Choice
    If you do business with Ingram Micro, your business is about to change.
  • Sonic Software Adds Fault Tolerance To Messaging Middleware
    The terms "enterprise-class," "fault-tolerant," and "realtime messaging" aren't usually strung together for the midsize-business market. Sonic Software hopes to change that with its release Monday of SonicMQ 6.0, high-volume, fault-tolerant middleware that can be installed on off-the-shelf hardware. Suitable for mission-critical applications, the software costs $15,000 per CPU pair.
  • Verizon bids $5B to block Nextel

    Verizon, Nextel Continue Battle Over Spectrum
    The wireless spectrum war is intensifying. Nextel Communications and Verizon Wireless are battling over the 1.9-GHz band, while many public-safety organizations continue to back a proposal that would reshuffle most of Nextel's traffic into the upper end of the 800-MHz spectrum.
  • Opteron Motherboard Sales On The Rise
    Motherboards based on Advanced Micro Devices' 64-bit Opteron processor are gradually starting to find their way into white-box servers built by solution providers, especially in high-end workstations and server applications.
  • Games Vendors Play
    IBM and BEA have been running a game on Microsoft and Sun that the latter two vendors have finally figured out.
  • ShadowRAM: April 12, 2004
    Scene last week at an East Coast Gateway Country Store: six employees huddled in a corner, joking and ignoring three or four customers evaluating products ranging from plasma TVs to camcorders. Equipment dangles off shelves, looking broken and very, very sad.
  • Rambus Hopes To Cut In As Move To DDR2 Gets Rocky
    A bumpier-than-expected transition from DDR1 to DDR2 memory technology could create additional opportunities for chip maker Rambus, an executive said last week, as system builders weigh pricing and compatibility issues with DDR2.
  • Solution Providers: Good Times Ahead
    Solution provider optimism is running rampant as expectations for customer spending have reached their highest level in nearly four years, according to the CRN Monthly Solution Provider Survey.