CRN Channel News

  • Sun Shows Partners Its Silver Lining
    Sun has taken more than its share of hits lately from Wall Street and the media, but that hasn't stopped the company from putting its best face on its partner event this week. The iForce Partner Summit in San Diego is hosting Sun distributors and resellers from all over the United States, who came to hear about Sun's renewed commitment to the channel.
  • Sybase Continues Mobile-Computing Buying Spree
    Sybase Inc. is acquiring the assets of privately held Dejima Inc., a developer of natural-language-interface technology for mobile devices, for an undisclosed amount of cash. Sybase plans to incorporate Dejima's technology into its iAnywhere line of mobile-computing software.
  • Microsoft Offers Antitrust Concession Amid Criticism
    Microsoft Corp. promised a U.S. judge Wednesday it will offer competitors licenses for some of its technology until at least two years beyond the expiration of the landmark antitrust settlement it negotiated with the Bush administration.
  • Acquisition expands company's offerings to include branch office technology

    Siebel Buys Banking Systems Company Eontec
    Siebel Systems, Inc. today announced it has purchased Eontec Limited, a global provider of multichannel retail banking systems specializing in branch office technology. With the purchase, Siebel expands its bank offerings to include branch teller and Internet banking systems, enabling banks to target increasing branch profitability using its integrated suite of financial transaction, marketing, sales, service, and business intelligence capabilities.
  • Sun VP: Product-Centric Sales Model Has Got to Change
    Sun Microsystems' U.S. sales chief Tuesday said Sun plans to once and for all align its sales team with the solution-selling model the company has been preaching for the past two years through a new sales engagement model.
  • MC9000 line supports PAN, wireless LAN and WAN

    Symbol Introduces New Rugged, Industrial Handhelds
    Symbol Technologies Tuesday unveiled two new mobile handsets designed for a range of industrial enterprise mobile applications and support for uninterrupted use of indoor Wi-Fi and outdoor wireless WANs.
  • Microsoft OneNote Service Pack 1 Preview Released For Beta Testing
    Microsoft Tuesday put into beta testing a significant update of its OneNote digital note-taking application that offers new video and Pocket PC support, better integration with Office 2003, realtime collaboration features and APIs to allow extensibility by ISVs and solution providers.
  • Sun plans more outsourcing deals with partners to drive revenue

    McNealy Promises More Subscription, Utility Pricing
    Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy Monday promised Sun will continue to leverage subscription and utility pricing models as a way to depend less on product sales as future revenue for his struggling company.
  • Enterprise IT To Spend More On Wireless Activity
    Enterprise IT managers will increasingly draw upon a new, complex set of wireless solutions, according to a report from Strategy Analytics. The market-research firm expects IT wireless expenditures to reach $115 billion in 2009--eight percent of total IT spending.