CRN Channel News

  • Revenue beats expectations; AMD64, flash get credit

    AMD Meets Wall Street Expectations
    Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices barely eclipsed Wall Street expectations for reported revenue in the second quarter, and met expectations for its profit, with the company reporting sales of its 64-bit processors remaining brisk.
  • Former HP channel chief promises to be channel evangelist

    Gilroy Bids Team Adieu In E-mail
    Former Hewlett-Packard channel chief Kevin Gilroy said in an e-mail letter to his staff that HP's Solution Partner Organization will be in good hands as it transitions to new leadership.
  • CRN Interview: Jeff Raikes, Microsoft
    Jeff Raikes, group vice president, Informaion Worker Business at Microsoft, sheds some light on the software giant's Information Worker strategy and its reliance on partners.
  • IBM Boosts Analytics Portfolio With Acquisition
    Continuing to buy up companies whose technology or expertise it covets, IBM this week announced plans to buy business-intelligence (BI) middleware vendor Alphablox in a deal aimed at spicing up Big Blue's BI capabilities.
  • Cisco To Eliminate eAgent
    Cisco has quietly informed its partners that it will be discontinuing its eAgent procurement program as of July 31.
  • Macworld Boston: Show Goes On Sans Core Player
    A somewhat anemic Macworld is drawing less than 10,000 attendees in Boston this week, as the event attempts to put on a happy face in the absence of some main attractions--like Apple Computer and its leader, Steve Jobs.
  • Intel's Profit Surge Leaves Wall St. Cold
    Intel yesterday disclosed strong profits from the second quarter of 2004, still disappointing financial analysts on Wall Street who expected slightly better numbers. But the news raised less concern among VARs, who foresee continued strong sales based on Intel's recent raft of product introductions and the expectation that customers are poised for a massive replacement cycle of aging systems.
  • Networking and Security Solutions Provider Juniper Networks 2Q Report Loss of 2 Cents a Share

    Juniper Networks 2Q Loss 2 Cents A Share
    Networking and Security Solutions Provider Juniper Networks 2Q Report Loss of 2 Cents a Share
  • Ballmer: Don't Just Count Users
    Amplifying one of the myriad themes coloring his keynote session earlier Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said he has charged his executive team with thinking about how to better segment customers.
  • HP's Gilroy Exits Channel For SMB
    It seems growing HP's worldwide SMB business takes precedence over bringing stability to its channel organization. In yet its latest shake-up, Kevin Gilroy has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of worldwide SMB segment operations.
  • IBM Touts New Power 5 Servers
    IBM today rolled out its eServer P5 family of midrange Unix/Linux servers, positioning the systems as technology powerhouses aimed against rival RISC-based offerings from Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems.
  • Vendor's channel chief moves to worldwide SMB job

    Gilroy Relinquishes HP Channel Post
    Solution providers fear more uncertainty as Hewlett-Packard's channel chief vacates his post to head the vendor's SMB group.
  • I Spy
    This morning, I received the usual deluge of spam, with a twist: several of the garbage messages were sent with the knowledge that I'm somewhere in Canada right now.
  • Stresses links between Office 2003, back-office applications

    Raikes Urges Partners To Share Information Worker Vision
    Jeff Raikes, Microsoft's group vice president for Productivity and Business Services, challenged solution providers and ISVs during his keynote at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference to invest in at least one solution area underlying the company's Information Worker competency during fiscal year 2005.