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    Quarterly Survey Predicts Workforce Boost
    Job creation may be back on track, according to a Q4 2003 survey of 80 executives from the VARBusiness 500, our annual ranking of North America's largest solution providers. Two-thirds (66.3 percent) of the executives surveyed by our research partner, Boston-based Bernett Research Services, anticipated adding employees during Q1 2004. That's up from 55 percent in the previous quarter--the highest jump in the history of this survey. Only 2.5 percent are planning a reduction in their workforce, and the remaining 31.2 percent expect to retain their present employment level.
  • Intel Outlines Cell Phone Strategy
    Intel Corp. detailed its strategy to capture more of the cellular phone market Wednesday, showing off a new family of chips that support next-generation data networks and are powerful enough to handle video conferencing.
  • What You Can Do With a Cheap CPU
    We are entering a new computing era, an era in which cheap processing power is enabling a new series of applications that is astounding and amazing, the stuff of science fiction. And I, for one, am excited about such opportunities.
  • Sun's Patricia Sueltz Jumps To
    Sun Microsystems issued a surprise announcement Wednesday, saying Patricia Sueltz, executive vice president of Sun's professional services business unit, has left the computer maker for CRM hosting company
  • D-Link, Airespace Develop 'Lightweight' Access Point
    Networking vendor D-Link and WLAN switch vendor Airespace on Wednesday unveiled a partnership to create a new enterprise D-Link access point that supports the emerging Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP).
  • CRN Interview: Rick Devenuti, Microsoft’s VP Of Worldwide Services
    Rick Devenuti became vice president of worldwide services at Microsoft last November. Before taking the reins of the services group, which includes Microsoft Consulting Services, Devenuti served as Microsoft's CIO, a title he has retained. In his first press interview since assuming his new role, Devenuti discusses via e-mail with CRN Industry Editor Barbara Darrow, Microsoft Consulting Services' relationship with channel partners and its business strategy.
  • Distributor’s stock price climbs 13 percent after beating analyst estimates

    Wall Street Impressed With Ingram Micro
    Ingram Micro's stock price rose 13 percent Wednesday after the Santa Ana, Calif.-based distributor beat Wall Street earnings estimates for its fiscal fourth quarter.
  • HP Reveals AMD Alliance, Unveils Opteron Servers
    Hewlett-Packard lived up to industry rumors Tuesday when it announced with Advanced Micro Devices that it will now build servers using the latter's 64-bit Opteron processors. HP also unveiled three new ProLiant servers based on the Opterons.
  • Ingram Micro Earns $46.4M In 4Q
    Ingram Micro earned $46.4 million, or 30 cents per share, in the fourth fiscal quarter ended Jan. 3, compared with a loss of $10.3 million, or 7 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.