CRN Channel News

  • IT Pros Optimistic About 2004 Salary Increases
    IT professionals are optimistic that the economic turn-around will put more money in their pockets during 2004, a recently-released survey from skills assessment firm Brainbench found.
  • Progress Telecom To Kick Off 2004 With New Products, Presence
    Broadband services provider Progress Telecom, a jointly owned subsidiary of publicly traded Progress Energy and Odyssey Telecorp, said this week that it will kick off 2004 with an expanded presence and a new suite of products for the telecom space.
  • Digital Convergence Sales Jump At D&H
    D&H Distributing said Tuesday that crossover sales between its computer and consumer-electronics divisions climbed more than 10 percent over the past four months.
  • Micron Sales Surge 62 Percent
    Memory manufacturer Micron Technology Inc. reported a 62 percent surge in revenue, to $1.1 billion, in another harbinger of the semiconductor industry's improving conditions.
  • MySQL Nails Bugs In Maintenance Release
    Open-source vendor MySQL AB issued a maintenance release Monday that fixes a slew of bugs unveiled earlier this month by a study of the MySQL database code.
  • Mixed Results From RIM And PalmSource
    There is a good news-bad news scenario playing out in the PDA world, as Research In Motion (RIM)--which has the good news--and PalmSource Inc--which has the bad news--announced their financials.
  • A New Sibling For Best Software: Accpac International
    Providing further evidence of mass consolidation in the business-applications space, Best Software's parent company, Sage Group, on Tuesday announced plans to acquire rival software vendor Accpac International for $110 million in cash.
  • Arrangement gives Intel access to wireless technology

    Intel, PCTEL In Cross-Licensing Deal
    Working to shore up its severely underperforming wireless business, Intel has signed a cross-licensing agreement with PCTEL and agreed to pay the wireless solution provider $14.5 million, the companies said.
  • RIAA Plans New Lawsuits Soon
    Undaunted by a court decision making it more difficult to file lawsuits against Internet users suspected of illegally downloading songs, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is vowing to file more lawsuits "in the near future."
  • Stop Asking Your Vendor For Leads
    "Where are my leads?" Have you ever asked your vendor this question? Or how about asking a new vendor that is trying to court you as a solution provider: "What is your lead distribution like?" We all ask our vendors for leads because, quiet honestly, doing so is easier than generating them ourselves. Unfortunately, what we get in return is typically not the kind of leads we want. In fact, they can actually hurt business rather than help it.
  • Can Ellison Win With Grid?
    When Oracle launched its 10g database at the OracleWorld trade show last fall, it promised to usher in a new era of high-performance, low-cost computing that would revolutionize all kinds of industries. Although that may happen, VARs that don't already have significant expertise with grid concepts should proceed with caution.
  • Oracle Still Chasing Peoplesoft
    Oracle is holding the course in its hostile attempt to take over PeopleSoft in the face of delays and declining shareholder support for the takeover action.
  • Citrix Acquires Expertcity
    In its largest acquisition to date, Citrix Systems Thursday inked a definitive agreement to acquire Expertcity, a provider of Web-based desktop access and help-desk services, for $225 million in cash and stock.
  • D-Link Airspot Public/Private Service Gateway
    With wireless gateways dropping in price and increasing in feature sets, they are becoming a boon for small businesses to increase worker productivity. However, the security issues surrounding wireless networks often elicit immediate trepidation in solution providers and network administrators. D-Link Systems addresses these concerns with its new line of AirSpot gateways, specifically with the AirSpot DSA-3100, and so wins top honors among the year's wireless gateways for SOHO.