CRN Channel News

  • Powerline Networking Is a Winner
    In my last column I discussed the strengths and limitations of using electrical power lines as network backbones. But the big question is: Does powerline networking gear actually work? According to tests I've done with products from Corinex, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Gateway, Sioux Falls, N.D., my answer is, yes, they do,surprisingly well and with great ease.
  • New FrontPage Is Ready To Rumble
    For years, Microsoft FrontPage was considered the ideal Web development tool for novice Web users. Using almost no coding, developers could create static Web pages and some simple e-commerce sites that normally would require extensive knowledge of HTML and ASP.
  • F5 Networks' Firepass Accelerates Remote Access, Cuts Overhead
    Remote access has become a vital necessity in business. Combined with mobile communications technology, remote access has enabled users to obtain whatever business information they need, whenever they need it and from wherever they happen to be at any time.
  • Says cost synergies will give Gateway more low-end PC punch

    Waitt: Gateway Remains Committed To Partner Strategy With eMachines Deal
    Gateway Chief Executive Ted Waitt on Friday said the company remains committed to building a solution provider network in the wake of its $235 million cash-stock acquisition of eMachines, a fast-growing, retail-focused PC maker.
  • Verio Taps New CEO
    Verio, a division of NTT Communications, announced Friday morning that its Board of Directors has named Gregory A. Conley as the company's new CEO to replace outgoing CEO Justin Jaschke.
  • Gateway To Acquire eMachines
    A declining Gateway Inc. will acquire an ascending eMachines Inc. for about $235 million, in a deal that will keep the Gateway brand and bring in eMachines' Wayne Inouye as the new chief executive officer of the merged company.
  • PeopleSoft Posts Record Quarter
    PeopleSoft on Thursday posted record fourth quarter and full-year revenue, although charges related to its J.D. Edwards acquisition caused net income to plummet 70 percent.
  • Digital River Sees Revenue Climb
    Digital River on Wednesday reported revenue of $27.1 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2003, for a year-over-year increase of 26 percent, as the software services firm continues to thrive in a post-dot com IT industry.
  • Distributor turns year-ago loss into profit

    Avnet Revenue Increases 9 Percent
    Avnet earned $8.9 million, or 7 cents per share, in the second fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 2003, compared with a loss of $58.7 million, or 49 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.
  • Non-Branded PC Market Positioned For Growth
    Non-branded PC makers, who control more than a quarter of the desktop market, are in position to take advantage of an improving economy to boost their share of notebooks and servers sold in the U.S., a market research firm said Thursday.
  • Oracle Continues Its Push Toward Unification
    Oracle kicked off its AppsWorld showcase with several announcements designed to enhance the way its customers organize and manage their applications and appliances. The company also unveiled a new user-based pricing plan for customers that employ outsourcing.
  • HP Could Use Opteron In ProLiant Servers
    The ongoing battle over 64-bit computer technology--who's best, Intel or AMD?--is ratcheting up a notch, with reports that Hewlett-Packard will soon unveil a ProLiant machine or machines sporting Advanced Micro Device's Opteron inside. To date, HP has relied exclusively on Intel processors for its ProLiant family.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Corio CEO George Kadifa
    As outsourcing gains momentum, hosting companies have been seeing an increase in revenue. Corio, for example, reported revenue of $68.7 million for its 2003 fiscal year, a 22 percent increase over the $56.1 million in sales it posted in 2002. The San Carlos, Calif.-based company's losses fell to $12.9 million for the year, compared with a $34.8 million loss in the previous year. Corio CEO George Kadifa outlined his plan for making the channel a stronger part of the hosting provider's overall go-to-market strategy in an interview with CRN Editor In Chief Michael Vizard.