CRN Channel News


  • HP Server Bundle Offers SMB Value, Room To Grow
    Many small to midsize businesses rely on inexpensive, base-model server appliances for their business needs. However, upgrading the appliances or expanding their functionality can be difficult, so they are often not the best option for growing companies.
  • Enterprise-Class Benchmarks
    The Transaction Processing Council runs a Web site that's a fantastic resource to help solution providers select and sell enterprise servers. The council produces benchmarks, enforces testing guidelines, audits the testing and publishes the test results for high-end systems on its site. Each test normally would cost tens of thousands of dollars and take hundreds of man hours to run, so practically speaking, the TPC is about the only resource of its kind.
  • D&H executives evangelize digital convergence products in ‘Olympic’ session Thur


    Carrying The Convergence Torch
    Logistical prowess. Exacting service. A diverse product assortment and top-notch people. That's what D&H Distributing, a privately held Harrisburg, Pa., distributor says distinguishes it from its rivals. That
  • Embedded Systems Open New Solutions Frontier
    The frontier of embedded systems technology may be around the corner. All that systems integrators must do is use their imaginations to create service-rich opportunities that can drive high-margin incremental business.
  • Computer Associates Revs Up System Builder Support
    Computer Associates International worked closely with D&H Distributing to design a partner program for system builders, the Islandia, N.Y.-based software vendor unveiled Thursday during its World Premiere event in Las Vegas.
  • How Much States Expect to Spend--And On What


    State of the States
    Like their private-sector counterparts, state CIOs are juggling the demands of tight IT budgets while keeping an eye on their ever-increasing reliance on technology.
  • State of the States: State Directory
    States' IT budget figures were compiled from a number of sources, including directly from state officials, Web sites and the 2003-2004 NASCIO Compendium of Digital Government In The States. Actual spending may not represent projected needs nor should the figures be interpreted as an increase in revenue or allocations to the states' IT functions. Several budget figures and other information were not available at press time. Titles vary for those with de facto CIO duties.
  • Steve and Michael Israel exit integrator under management reorg


    Father-Son Exec Duo Leave AMC
    AMC Executive Vice President Steve Israel and his son, AMC COO Michael Israel, have left the New York-based systems integrator, according to AMC executives.
  • Partners Are VIPs
    Vendor NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America earlier this month announced GovClub, a membership program that includes its best-in-class Government Allowance Program (GAP). The program offers exclusive pricing, bid support and marketing tools for solution providers who sell to the government sector. The program enables solution providers to help North American federal, state and local government, education and health-care agencies to leverage NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display's CRT and LCD displays, while enhancing productivity and reducing costs.
  • IAG Recognizes Innovations
    The innovations in American Government award (IAG) has recently named 15 government initiatives finalists at the state, local, tribal and federal levels. The award is a program of the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and is given in partnership with The Council for Excellence in Government. Each of the finalists is now in the running for one of five $10,000 prizes, according to The Council for Excellence In Government.
  • IBM Gets Contract To Update Texas System
    There's a 2.5-year backlog of data and maps that dates back to 1992 in the State of Texas that's tying up traffic and the state's record-keeping, too. That will come to a crawl soon.
  • New Nascio Exec Named
    The national association of state chief information Officers (NASCIO) has named Douglas Robinson as executive director of NASCIO. He replaces Elizabeth Miller VanMeter, who stepped down earlier this month, but who will continue to serve NASCIO in a new program-management position.
  • Gateway Touts Low-Cost Mantra At Meeting
    Wayne Inouye, Gateway's new chief executive, on Thursday dismissed skeptics who say the personal computer and electronics company has shrunk to the point of irrelevancy.
  • Siebel Proxy: Mike Lawrie Appointed To Board
    A Siebel Systems proxy statement filed Thursday with the SEC reveals that its founder, chairman and former CEO Tom Siebel received a $1.25 million bonus in 2003. At Siebel's own request, his salary had been reduced to $1 since January 1, 2001. As of January 1, 2004 his salary was restored to $1 million, according to the proxy.
  • Snafu Snags Salesforce IPO
    Salesforce.com and its CEO, Marc Benioff, are really learning what it means to be in the public eye. Long known for his flair for marketing and ability to needle larger CRM vendors, Benioff appears to have run afoul of the SEC in his bid to take the CRM service public.
  • Best Sells Off AccountMate
    Best Software and its U.K.-based parent, the Sage Group, announced Thursday that it has sold the AccountMate product line to members of that business's management team. Sage acquired AccountMate six months ago along with AccountMate's parent company, Softline. Best declined to reveal the value of the divestiture, saying the price was immaterial to the public company.

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