CRN Channel News

  • HP Procurve Unit Gives Partners Some Juice To Manage MDF
    ewlett-Packard's ProCurve Networking division is launching a series of programs in the next few weeks to increase market share and improve the overall performance of its small, midsize and large solution provider partners.
  • Wishes Come True
    e careful what you wish for, you just might get it. That's an old maxim that appears to be playing out for Hewlett-Packard as it continues to struggle with its overall go-to-market strategy.
  • Unique Form Factors Make For Hot New Desktops
    Desktop PCs are slowly changing into things of beauty instead of just function. And since all new systems are fast, performance numbers are becoming less important. But some new systems look especially cool,cool enough for people to want to upgrade based on appearance alone. Of course, good performance must accompany good looks.
  • ISVs Tout Programming Benefits Of Longhorn Windows
    Microsoft's plans to bundle more of its core plumbing and precooked code into the next version of Windows may be threatening to some hard-core programmers, but commercial ISVs and solution providers expect it will help them develop applications faster.
  • IBM Lotus Readies New Workspace Software
    IBM Lotus next week will unveil the next generation of its Workplace software, including a Web-based collaboration product dubbed Team Collaboration that combines elements of instant messaging (IM), online meeting software, and virtual workspaces.
  • Compuware To Cut Most Staff Salaries
    Software company Compuware said Thursday it will cut employee salaries and eliminate some benefits in an effort to reduce costs without cutting more jobs.
  • SAP's Heinrich Sees Rapid RFID Adoption
    Claus Heinrich, a member of the executive board of ERP software giant SAP AG, spoke with CRN Editor News Steven Burke about the impact of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, SAP's partner strategy, consolidation in the software market and other issues at the recent Forrester Research Executive Forum.
  • Insight Enterprises Bests 3Q Expectations
    Insight Enterprises beat Wall Street estimates by earning $10.6 million, or 22 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with $10.1 million in in net income, or 22 cents per share, in the third quarter last year.
  • Ingram Micro Earns $81.2M
    Ingram Micro earned $81.2 million, or 53 cents per share, on sales of $5.21 billion in the third quarter ended Sept. 27.
  • Avaya Buys Expanets For $152 Million
    Avaya announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to purchase virtually all assets of Expanets, a network systems integrator that ranked 68th on this year's VARBusiness 500 ranking of top solution providers.
  • McDonald’s takes on a mouth-watering wireless project

    Want Wireless With Your Fries?
    New on the menu at McDonald's: wireless access. One caveat--you'll have to travel to any one of McDonald's 349 fast-food restaurants in Taiwan to order it.