CRN Channel News

  • 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.
  • Enterasys, Sycamore Post Losses
    Enterasys Networks and Sycamore Networks--two companies that flew high before the telecom bubble burst three years ago--are still struggling to report an increase in sales or a profit in their latest quarterly financial reports.
  • Systems integrators prepare bids for the fed’s colossal border-patrol contract

    Biometrics Crosses The Border
    It didn't take long after the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center in New York for the Bush administration to call for the use of biometric technology to screen foreigners entering the country. Soon the government will put its money where its mouth is. In what could be one of the largest government IT deals in some time, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) this spring will award a contract that could be valued as high as $10 billion over the next decade for a systems integrator to manage the US-VISIT project.