CRN Channel News

  • HP Outlines Reorg
    Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina last week outlined a sweeping reorganization that will see the vendor create a single channel organization and Duane Zitzner take over HP's top channel spot.
  • Pivotal Closes Its Dance Card
    The belle of the CRM ball has finally picked a dance partner. After months of being courted by three suitors, Pivotal has chosen Chinadotcom subsidiary CDC Software as its acquirer. Pivotal will operate as a distinct business unit of the Hong Kong company.
  • AT&T Boards VoIP Train, Targets Top 100 U.S. Markets
    AT&T last week became the latest major telecommunications carrier to jump on the VoIP bandwagon when it unveiled plans to launch a widespread effort to sell the technology to business customers sometime next year.
  • Win XP SP2 To Enter Beta
    Microsoft this week plans to release into beta testing a major security-focused update to Windows XP.
  • Acer's Full House
    Acer, one of the early pioneers of the PC business, is poised to mount a massive 100 percent channel-focused assault on the U.S. computer market that is sure to shake up the lucrative small- and midsize-business hardware market. With IBM and Hewlett-Packard fighting for high ground in enterprise accounts, Acer is planning an end run to tap into the purchasing power of the tens of thousands of solution providers that are the outsourced IT departments for SMBs.
  • WorldCom Exec Sidgmore Dies
    John Sidgmore, an Internet entrepreneur who rode the boom and bust of the dot-com bubble, died Thursday. He was 52. The cause of death was reportedly complications caused by acute pancreatitis.
  • Lost Opportunities
    There's an old maxim which states that 90 percent of being successful is simply showing up. But when it comes to vendors coordinating their OEM efforts with their solution provider channel, most vendors have no idea where they are.
  • New Sony Drive Solves SMB Backup Woes
    With the popularity of DVD writers at an all-time high, it shouldn't come as any surprise that the technology has also reached performance levels the industry has never witnessed before.
  • QuicKeys For Windows 2.5
    Recently released QuicKeys for Windows 2.5 continues with its brilliance in automation as a flexible software product that simplifies and puts an end to repetitive tasks. The software automates everything and anything with hotkeys, toolbars and timers.
  • SunGard Data Systems To Buy SCT
    SunGard Data Systems, a Wayne, Pa.-based financial-services solution provider, said it has reached a tentative agreement to acquire Systems & Computer Technology Corp. (SCT) in an all-cash deal valued at $584 million.
  • Sun Adds Faster Processors To Fire V1280 Server
    Sun on Thursday boosted the speed of its midrange Sun Fire V1280 server by swapping out earlier 900MHz UltraSparc III processors in the 12-way server and replacing them with 1.2GHz CPUs.
  • PC Shipments Higher Than Expected
    Worldwide shipments of personal computers are expected to increase by 15.3 percent in the fourth quarter, driven by lower prices and strong demand among consumers, a market research firm said Thursday.