CRN Channel News

  • Coming out of the recession means relief and new challenges

    2004 In the IT Channel: Rewriting the Rules All Over Again
    After a couple of very tough years when many customer doors were shut to new technology initiatives, 2004 dawns with some rays of opportunity. But this year will not be a walk in the clover by any means, as the IT business itself has changed during the recession. That means scrapping business-as-usual plans and taking a hard look at basic business-drivers, such as customer retention.
  • How six tenacious solution providers improved in 2003

    The Secret To My Success
    It was during the past year that Alex Solomon realized he and his co-president and brother, Edward, just couldn't do it all by themselves anymore. Their 6-year-old company, Net@Work, was growing, with two divisions and a spin-off generating $7 million in sales. It was time for some reinforcements.
  • Early adopters put solution providers to work for them

    Get Ready For RFID
    Walk the aisles of the Metro Group's Future Store, and you'll soon realize that grocery shopping will never be the same. Price tags consist of small electronic displays on a shelf that can be updated in real time. When you weigh a bunch of tomatoes, an intelligent scale automatically prices them. And your shopping cart has a computer that can help find products and track what's going into, and out of, the cart.
  • BEA Systems revamps, retools

    A Faster, Stronger, More Powerful WebLogic
    BEA's latest take on WebLogic--its Web application-development environment--is filled with new features that make developing applications easier and more rewarding. Our reviewer, Kevin Carlson, thinks highly of the new 8.1 version.
  • The new version of this remote-access software saves time

    Hang On To Your Seat With Symantec’s pcAnywhere 11
    Mobile computing can be a liberating experience. But you can't have your freedom if your work is tethered to grounded information assets--unless you're using Symantec's latest version of pcAnywhere, an invaluable time, travel and human-resource saver.
  • Cingular CEO: AT&T Worth $41B Price Tag
    Stan Sigman, president and CEO of Cingular Wireless, said Cingular's acquisition of AT&T Wireless is worth the $41 billion price tag and makes more business sense than offers from competitors such as Vodafone.
  • Oak Grove Takes Channel Program International
    Building on its success in offering its Reactor 5 business process management product to North American solution providers, Oak Grove Systems is now offering its product to resellers worldwide.
  • Plantronics Shows Next-Generation Headsets
    The ability to have free rein of movement around the office and still be able to answer phone calls was demonstrated during the Demo conference held this week in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Cassiopeia FIVA MPC-701 Pen Tablet
    Casio's MPC-701 is a robust pen tablet in a diminutive size. The tablet was designed for vertical markets, and includes features to meet the needs of various scenarios, such as a low power consumption Transmeta CPU and dual hot-swappable batteries for up to 10 hours of use. Two models are available: the MPC-701M30STD includes a transflective LCD and is designed for outdoor use, while the MPC-701M50STD with its transmissive LCD is designed for indoor use.