CRN Channel News

  • Report: 'Tumultuous Changes' Coming To Desktop PCs
    Outwardly showing little change in recent years, the venerable desktop PC will begin getting a makeover in the second half of 2004, with the movement creating "tumultuous transformations" in the PC industry, according to a new study.
  • Says late booking of contracts to inflate quarterly sales figures was widespread

    Computer Associates Ex-VP Pleads Guilty To Obstruction Of Justice
    A former senior vice president for Computer Associates International Inc. pleaded guilty to obstructing justice Thursday, saying the company had a "widespread practice" of allowing the late booking of contracts to inflate quarterly sales figures.
  • Qwest Looks To Channel To Boost Government, Wireless Sales
    Qwest Communications International has not fully rid itself of the financial hardships it encountered in 2002, but channel partners have played a huge part in helping the firm erase more than $9 billion of debt in 2003, Qwest executives said today.
  • SAP Finishes Off Tough Year With Losing Quarter
    Last year's tough economic conditions took a toll on SAP. The German software maker's 2003 revenue fell 5% to $8.93 billion from $9.42 billion the year before. For its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2003, revenue was $2.82 billion, down 3% from $2.89 billion the same time a year ago.
  • NetSuite Beefs Up Analytics Capabilities
    ASP pure-play NetSuite, which offers suites of accounting and business management applications services, announced Thursday that it dramatically beefed-up capabilities for its business-intelligence dashboards. Dashboards, which present continually updated metrics on business performance, have become among the hottest front-end applications in the BI market.
  • CEO: Company saw record shipments, revenue and profit

    Maxtor Beats 4Q Expectations
    Disk-drive maker Maxtor narrowly eclipsed Wall Street's expectations for its revenue and profit for the fourth quarter of 2003, turning in sales of $1.17 billion and a profit of $38 million, compared with revenue of $1.03 billion and a net of $3.5 million for the year-ago quarter.
  • Lowers bar for co-op dollars; broadens incentive programs

    Samsung Revamps Channel Offerings
    Samsung is reorganizing its Power Partner channel program and will cut in half the threshold for solution providers to qualify for monthly financial incentives, a company executive said.
  • CEO says IT environment is clearly brightening

    CA's Kumar Sees Signs Of IT Spending Rebound
    Computer Associates CEO Sanjay Kumar Wednesday said he sees signs of IT spending entering a "challenging but clearly brightening IT environment."
  • Eclipse slated to become independent group early next month

    IBM To Relinquish Leadership Of Tools Consortium
    The IBM-led Eclipse open-source consortium plans to transition to an independent nonprofit organization, a move slated to be unveiled Feb. 3 at the first annual EclipseCon show in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Two Wireless Giants Bounce Back
    Motorola and Lucent Technologies, veteran wireless technology companies that had been staggering, this week reported signs that they have recovered.