CRN Channel News

  • Chip maker will offer extensions for 32-bit Xeon Server platform

    Intel Details 64-Bit Plans
    The fine line for Intel last week was to detail its push into new lines of business for its 64-bit Itanium 2 processor,partly by offering "backward-compatibility" tools,without giving rival Advanced Micro Devices the chance to gloat.
  • More Fertile Ground
    The seeds of a healthy new movement are germinating throughout the industry, and the distribution channel is poised to reap the harvest.
  • Turning Up The Heat: Sun Revamps Channel Efforts
    If Sun Microsystems' latest endeavors succeed, the company's diverse community of channel partners could have an easier time finding the information and programs they need to team with Sun.
  • HP's Revenue Growth Up
    Hewlett-Packard posted increases in both revenue and earnings for the first quarter of 2004 in what chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina called the company's "most balanced profit performance since the [HP-Compaq] merger."
  • Maximizer Updates Enterprise App
    Maximizer Software on Thursday presented its channel partners with a major upgrade to its customer-centric software that spans organizational departments.
  • Outsourcing Deals Are Smaller, But Increasing In Number
    The trend in outsourcing deals is toward smaller agreements focusing on specific business objectives, rather than the full-service, 10-year, multi-billion-dollar contracts that dominated the industry in the past, a market research group said Thursday.
  • BEA Tops $1 Billion
    BEA Systems had its first billion-dollar year in fiscal 2003, company executives said Thursday.
  • Acquisition would let distributor offer marketing services to solution providers

    Synnex Agrees to Purchase BSA Sales
    Synnex has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BSA Sales for approximately $4.5 million in a cash-for-stock transaction, according to the companies.
  • TippingPoint Aligns With Dell On Security
    TippingPoint Technologies upped the ante in the emerging intrusion-prevention market this week with an update of its security appliance and the signing of a reseller deal with Dell.
  • Exec spells out new communications rollouts

    Intel To Roll Out Front-End, Back-End Advances In Handhelds, WiMAX
    Intel will take several steps this year to boost performance of cell phones and PDAs, releasing new memory and processors that are smaller and consume less power, Intel Executive Vice President Sean Maloney said Thursday.
  • A Leaner Nortel Has Ambitious Agenda That Includes Partnering
    It's been a long haul for Nortel, a poster-child victim of the telecom-equipment market crash that preceded the dot-com bust by a year or so. But having slogged its way through a torrent of layoffs, closings and consolidation, a now-significantly leaner Nortel is looking to resurrect itself anew. And with no signs that the growth of data traffic worldwide will abate anytime soon, Nortel CEO Frank Dunn says he, for one, is in a decidedly better mood today than he was just one year ago.
  • M&A Wave Takes a New Twist In 2004
    As in any year, the IT industry in 2004 will have plenty of technology buzzwords. Some likely ones are VPNs, home networks, grid computing, outsourcing and, unfortunately, viruses and worms.