CRN Channel News

  • Opens new front in war with Yahoo, Microsoft

    Google Parlays Search Strength In New Mail Offering
    E-mail is the No. 1 Web activity, but search is a strong second. Or so says Google, the Web search pioneer that launched its own free Web mail service Thursday, April Fool's Day.
  • GSA IT Spending Reaches Billions
    The General Services Administration (GSA) reported that spending on GSA Schedule contracts for IT products and services exceeded $15 billion in fiscal year 2003. Based on that figure, the GSA Schedule contracts account for a full one-third of external IT spending by the federal government.
  • Choosing The Right Government Partner
    Viewsonic has had a steady presence in the public sector for years. More than 20 percent of its sales come from the government and education markets via 5,000 solution providers in its ViewSonic Top Partner Program that serve state, local, federal and higher-education clients. All well and good, but ViewSonic took an extra step not long ago by adding a new grouping under its Top Partner Program specifically for solution providers in the growing government and education markets.
  • Third-party solution providers enable the government to auction off surplus

    Going, Going, Gone Online
    There's a revolution going on in the government, and it involves military surplus. From the local police department to states and even the Department of Defense (DoD), executives in the public sector are transforming their handling of surplus items from a drain on their budgets into a wellspring of revenue.
  • IBM To Acquire Candle
    Consummating what has been 28-year relationship rooted in the mainframe, IBM on Thursday announced plans to acquire longtime partner and privately held tools vendor Candle Corp. The deal, for which financial details were not disclosed, is aimed at shoring up IBM's enterprise systems-management solutions with an arsenal of tools to monitor everything from the mainframe and WebSphere offerings to the DB2 database and other infrastructure, according to IBM officials.
  • SBC Park Pitches Wireless Access To Fans
    If Barry Bonds ties Willie Mays' career home run record at home in the next few weeks, Giants fans will spread the news with e-mails and instant messages , without ever leaving their stadium seats.
  • Firm Tests Laundry E-Mail Notification System
    Technology is taking laundry from the clothesline to online. Carnegie Mellon University is testing a Web-based system that sends e-mail to students when their laundry is done and allows them to log on to an Internet site to check the status of machines.
  • Intel CEO Bonus Rose 41 Percent in 2003
    Intel Corp. CEO Craig Barrett's bonus jumped 41 percent in 2003, though his salary remained unchanged from the previous year, according to a regulatory filing Wednesday.
  • IBM Unwraps New Power Processor Strategy
    IBM on Wednesday said it plans to embark on a new "open collaboration" model for its Power processor architecture and create an ecosystem of developers, ISVs, solution providers and other partners that could resemble the company's efforts with Java and Linux.
  • Running On HP
    Last week, HP's major partners gathered together in downtown Los Angeles to chart their future course together. It got me thinking about how during the past 25 years of computing, HP products have played an important and sometimes pivotal role in my life. Here is a very idiosyncratic walk down memory lane as I look at some of the more interesting moments to which HP has laid claim.
  • Integrator also posts record net sales

    Accenture’s CEO Steps Aside
    Accenture chief executive Joe Forehand has announced he is stepping down this September -- but retaining his title as chairman -- on the same day the $11.8 billion company reported better-than-expected second-quarter profits and upped its revenue outlook.
  • Pulver: Opportunities Abound For VoIP
    Jeff Pulver, one of the most recognized people in the voice-over-IP arena, on Tuesday told the crowd at the Spring VON 2004 IP communications conference that the VoIP industry was in still in the early adopter stage and there's "lot's of opportunities" to make the technology better.