CRN Channel News


  • Symantec Service Monitors The Global Internet
    The blight of malicious code in 2003 proved that viruses, worms and other Internet threats can have a staggering impact on business if not caught before entering a company's perimeter. However, by the time most companies learn about a new threat, it's too late to do much about it.
  • Power Play: Microtel System Delivers
    The computer industry is going through a whirlwind digital revolution in the sense that the next generation of users will demand an extraordinary level of realism and 3-D graphics from games and digital content creation applications. PC users are clamoring for more out of their systems, more from their technology, and it is all being fueled by gaming and multimedia. The time for 64-bit processing has arrived.
  • E-Business Designer A Key Development Tool
    Increasing competition in the development tool market has pushed vendors to combine their offerings into single products or sell them as suites. In the Web tool market, for instance, with the exception of some XML technologies, vendors are repackaging their tools into suites or, in the case of Oasyssoft, a Barcleona, Spain-based consulting company, offering alternative development methodologies to traditional Web tools such as Dreamweaver.
  • Judge Dismisses AOL Spam Suit
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by America Online against a group of Florida computer technicians who allegedly helped senders of junk e-mails.
  • New CEO Bill Nuti explains why he’s upbeat after many months of struggle


    Symbol Begins 2004 With Hope And Relief
    No matter when its fiscal year ends, every company begins January with a new sense of hope and expectation. No where, I bet, is that more true than at Symbol, which has a new CEO and a fresh outlook to start the new year.
  • IBM Does On-Demand Deal With Target
    IBM Wednesday announced it had struck a 10-year deal with Target to manage its mainframe infrastructure using an on-demand approach where the giant retailer will pay only for the computing horsepower it uses.
  • IDC Predicts Rise In 2004 Semiconductor Sales
    Fueled largely by a surge in demand for mobile phones and PCs, the worldwide semiconductor market will rise 18 percent in 2004, International Data Corp. said Tuesday. IDC cited China as a key market that will drive the semiconductor industry in future years.
  • Neb. Woman Ticketed For Being Nude On Net
    It may be legal to appear naked in cyberspace, but police ticketed a Lincoln woman for posting nude pictures of herself on the Web that were taken in a downtown bar.
  • BearingPoint To Help Secure New York, New Jersey Sea Ports
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has tapped IT services and consulting vendor BearingPoint to participate in a federal program that aims to use technology to safeguard shipping supply chains and marine terminals from terrorist strikes.
  • Bush Signs Anti-Spam Legislation
    President Bush signed legislation earlier this month meant to stem the flood of unwanted e-mail pitches that irritate Internet users and drain the economy.
  • Channel Services On The Rise
    As more vendors become dependent on solution providers to drive sales in post-economic-boom times, a number of companies have begun to target solution providers with business services.
  • The Top Channel Stories of 2003
    While the economy struggled to recover, solution providers saw some wild and revolutionary events in 2003. From executive departures and unlikely alliances to high-profile mergers and a rare IPO, the channel was part of some truly interesting and industry-altering stories this year. Here's a look at some of the top channel stories for 2003.
  • Microsoft-Funded Survey Sees Upbeat Outlook Among Resellers
    In another sign that IT confidence is climbing, a St. Paul-based research firm on Tuesday said that its survey of over 1,000 Microsoft Certified Business Partners showed an overwhelming number anticipate revenue growth over the next 12 months.
  • Israel Stops Buying Microsoft Software
    In an apparent showdown over price, Israel's government has suspended purchases of Microsoft productivity software and is encouraging the development of an open source alternative.
  • Broadline Distributors: Go Home!
    Most of the IT executives at the Raymond James conference last month were relatively subdued as they spoke with "cautious optimism" about economic growth in 2004. But Steve Raymund verged on giddy.

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