CRN Channel News

  • Cisco Unveils New Initiatives And Charts Progress
    Three years. That's often what a typical executive-level stint at Cisco is. After that, another assignment for some. Possibly another geo, or maybe another business unit. After running Cisco's U.K. operations and its Service Provider Line business in EMEA, Paul Mountford was asked by CEO John Chambers somewhere en route to London from Madrid to move to America and head the company's worldwide channels operation. That was a little more than two years ago.
  • IBM Simplifies Mainframe Security
    IBM on Thursday continued its efforts to simplify IT infrastructure by releasing the newest version of its mainframe operating system, z/OS 1.5, which includes software to centralize management of multi-tier security environments.
  • Test Center Review: Acronis A Useful Backup Utility For Windows Servers
    Backing up Microsoft Windows-based servers and workstations has always been a challenge, often requiring that the systems not be used for hours during the backup process. San Francisco-based Acronis aims to ease those backup woes with True Image Server V7, a $499 drive imaging tool designed for active servers and workstations.
  • FCC 'Frees' Free World Dialup VoIP Service
    The Federal Communications Commission took a baby step forward in Voice over Internet Protocol regulation today, by ruling that the Free World Dialup service was not subject to traditional voice-service regulations.
  • Oracle's Ellison Vows To Continue Quest For PeopleSoft
    Faced with a regulatory setback in his hostile takeover bid of PeopleSoft Inc., Oracle Corp.'s chief executive Larry Ellison is digging in his heels and voicing confidence that he will prevail in the end. "We think we will be able to buy PeopleSoft," said Ellison at an investors' conference in California.
  • EU: 'No Fine Set' For Microsoft Antitrust Case
    As the European Union's antitrust action against Microsoft seeking some rough consensus on what to do about the software colossus, an EU spokeswoman said there has been no monetary figure set for a fine.
  • Execs encourage partners to boost investment in professional services

    Cisco Systems Refines Its Services Practice
    Cisco Systems is extending its services practices around five advanced technology areas as part of its push to get partners focused more on professional services, rather than on those related to maintenance.
  • Review: Exabyte’s New Autoloader Eases SMB Backup
    Backing up data to tape has been both a blessing and a curse for small and midsize businesses. The data stored on those tapes often becomes a life-saver during crises, yet the administrative overhead of performing tape backups often drives people to ignore the task. After all, someone has to change tapes, verify backups and maintain the system.
  • D-Link, Vivato Unveil New CEOs
    Wireless vendors D-Link and Vivato this week officially introduced new CEOs and made several other management appointments.
  • Intel Researchers Find Silicon Works In Optical
    In an advance that could inexpensively speed up corporate data centers and eventually personal computers, researchers used everyday silicon to build a device that converts data into light beams.