CRN Channel News

  • Enterprise Content Management Shakeup: It's Not Over Yet
    EMC's $1.7 billion buyout of Documentum in October may be the most significant event in the continuing shakeout in enterprise content management, but it was by no means the last word. Just last week two other content management players converged into one with Stellent's planned acquisition of Optika. Stellent, with strengths in dynamic and Web content management, will get Optika's transactional talents. Last year also saw IBM Software buy Green Pasture, and Open Text buy Ixos.
  • Considering New Ways To Connect
    Powerline networking,or the nascent practice of using standard electrical outlets and wiring for data transmission,has a good chance of squeezing its way into a topology diagram near you. It is easier to deploy than wireless but does not require running cable.
  • HP Sets Team For Channel Reorg
    Hewlett-Packard tapped marketing executive Jim McDonnell and channel executive Dan Vertrees to rearchitect HP's commercial and enterprise channel organizations into a single group, according to an internal company memo examined by CRN last week.
  • Sun's Gosling Chimes In On Java Tools
    As Sun Microsystems readies updates to the NetBeans open-source Java tools framework, Java guru James Gosling last week weighed in on controversial efforts to improve interoperability between competing vendors' tools.
  • Cast About Offshore
    It should come as little surprise to you that most solution providers I speak with have a limited interest in penetrating the international market.
  • ShadowRAM: January 19, 2004
    The Consumer Electronics Show brought back memories of the old Comdex in Las Vegas,you know, the one with 90-minute cab lines.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Paul Tufano, Maxtor
    Fresh on the heels of Maxtor, Seagate and Western Digital adopting tougher reporting policies for distributors, Maxtor CEO Paul Tufano sat down with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard and Senior Editor Edward F. Moltzen during the recent International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
  • Acer Ferrari 3000
    To help rev up sales, Acer recently launched the Ferari 3000, a new high performance, eye-catching notebook. In 2003 Acer became an official supplier to the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team. In exchange, Ferrari authorized Acer to use the patented red Ferrari paint and prancing horse logo on the screen lid of this latest notebook offering. A matching USB optical mouse is included.
  • Trend Micro cuts Premium partner ranks, unveils other changes

    Program Overhaul
    A major channel program overhaul is under way at Trend Micro, with changes expected to take effect by February.
  • Boom Coming, IBM E-Commerce Chief Says
    E-commerce, which broke out with soaring sales this recent holiday season, is poised for more growth across-the-board, as current enterprise users upgrade aging systems and small and midrange companies enter the field in increasing numbers, said the head of IBM's e-commerce unit, Bart Lautenbach.
  • Sun Narrows Loss In Q2
    Sun CEO Scott McNealy recently told VARBusiness that his company is rocking, and second quarter results released Tuesday indicate the company is, well, soft rockin' anyway.
  • Texas Instruments CEO To Step Down
    Richard K. Templeton will take over as president and chief executive of semiconductor maker Texas Instruments in May, succeeding Thomas J. Engibous. Company officials called the move a planned and orderly succession.
  • Report: U.S. PC Market Stages Comeback
    The U.S. PC market staged a recovery in 2003, with total shipments up nearly 11 percent over 2002, according to the latest edition of IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.