CRN Channel News

  • OK To eBay? For Some VARs, That Is The Question
    Ebay is recruiting solution providers to use its online marketplace to sell their customers' displaced gear. While many solution providers already use eBay to auction off old equipment, the company is now developing a formal program to make it easier for the channel to use the service.
  • EDS Gets $2.05B For PLM Unit
    EDS sold its design and product life-cycle management software unit, UGS PLM Solutions, to three private equity firms for $2.05 billion.
  • EU Committee Backs Strong Action Against Microsoft
    The European Union's head office won unanimous backing from national antitrust regulators on Monday for a draft ruling against Microsoft that sources say finds the U.S. software giant abused its Windows monopoly. The draft orders deep changes in the way the company operates.
  • European Regulators Object To Oracle's PeopleSoft Bid
    SAN FRANCISCO - European antitrust regulators have joined their U.S. counterparts in objecting to Oracle Corp.'s $9.4 billion hostile bid for rival PeopleSoft Inc., contending that the proposed merger would hurt the business applications software market.
  • 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.