CRN Channel News


  • VCs, Vendors, ISVs: A Powerful Trio
    The days of free-flowing venture capital may have ended for good, but VCs today are still eager to earmark money for innovative software start-ups and other tech firms, especially those in emerging areas like wireless, business-process management (BPM) or instant messaging.
  • Cisco, IBM Target Voice Apps
    Look for a bevy of IP-telephony and video products this summer from Cisco that will provide tighter integration with software from IBM.
  • Multibillion-dollar contracts seem few and far between


    What's The Big Deal?
    Despite the fewer number of megadeals, overall business is looking up for VARBusiness 500 providers.
  • New Frontier For Microsoft: Customer Service
    As Microsoft enters more competitive markets and faces increased grumbling over its litany of security flaws, the company is trying what " for it " is an unusual tack: paying more attention its customers.
  • Channel Says Fond Farewell To Gary Grimes
    Sun Microsystems' channel partners bade a fond farewell to Gary Grimes, vice president of partner management and sales operations, who this week announced that he will retire in December.
  • Nortel to Seek Repayment of $20M in Bonuses if Found They Were Improperly Awarded


    Nortel May Seek Repayment Of Bonuses
    Nortel Networks Corp. said Friday it would seek the repayment of what outsiders have estimated as $20 million in executive bonuses if it finds they were improperly awarded.
  • Tell us what you think about Oracle's acquisition plans


    Weigh In On Ellison's Buying Spree
    In court this week, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison revealed his company is considering the purchase of three or four additonal public software comapnies, even as its bid for PeopleSoft is up in the air.
  • Successor Greg Stroud to meld all partner efforts into one organization


    Sun Channel Chief Gary Grimes To Retire
    After three-plus years leading Sun Microsystems' channel efforts, Gary Grimes, vice president of partner management and sales operations, plans to retire. His successor will be Greg Stroud, who currently runs Sun's ISV and strategic systems integrator partner team.
  • Company takes opportunity of Gary Grimes' retirement to consolidate channel responsibilities


    Sun Names Greg Stroud New Channel Chief
    Sun has named 22-year company veteran Greg Stroud to oversee virtually all of Sun's partnering efforts in the wake of current channel chief Gary Grimes' decision to retire from the company at the end of the calendar year.
  • At D&H roundtable, solution providers talk about extreme measures to stay alive


    Survival of The Fittest
    Keystone Computer's retail store used to be the solution provider's crown jewel. The 4,000-square-foot operation, based in DuBois, Pa., was the literal foundation for the company.
  • Enjoy the cream of the crop from NetWorld+Interop


    Best of Interop Products
    The recent NetWorld+Interop conference played host to 185 products from 135 vendors vying to win a Best of Interop award across 10 technology categories.
  • Microsoft Simplifies Search Web Site'
    Microsoft Corp., seeking to play catch-up in a market where it admits it's been late to the party, has launched a new version of its search Web site with a simple interface that mimics rival Google Inc.
  • Microsoft to Pay Up to $241.4M Settlement
    Microsoft Corp. will pay up to $241.4 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by Minnesota computer users who claimed the software company overcharged them.