CRN Channel News

  • Sprint Goes the Distance With IBM
    While IBM scored big last week when it bagged Sprint as a customer for a multibillion-dollar IT and business-process reengineering engagement, there is more to this deal than meets the eye. If the five-year partnership succeeds, it could have broad implications for both companies on several fronts. Sprint's track record in customer service is spotty, while IBM is staking its future on helping companies transform themselves through business reengineering and IT.
  • Strix Systems contest to award free networks to partners' customers

    Calling All 'Ethernet Unfriendly Buildings'
    WLAN vendor Strix Systems Tuesday said it is ready to give away at least three of its Access/One Networks to its partners' customers in the coming months to help get the word out about its wire-free WLAN solution.
  • Cognos Updates Financial Planning Software
    Business intelligence heavyweight Cognos released Tuesday a new version of its financial planning software that more closely melds with the functions of Cognos' reporting, scorecard and analytic applications.
  • Forges Alliance with BEA, NetApps to tackle market

    FileNet Unveils Compliance Framework
    FileNet thinks it has the right offering in place for companies facing a broad range of compliance-related issues with the release of its records management module scheduled for the second quarter.
  • CRN Interview: Grady Booch, IBM Fellow, IBM Rational Software
    Grady Booch, a co-founder of Rational Software, IBM fellow and widely respected authority on software development, met with CRN Senior Editor Elizabeth Montalbano after his keynote last week at EclipseCon in Anaheim, Calif. Their conversation covered a wide variety of topics, including his liaison activities between IBM Research and Rational, his efforts with the Computer History Museum to save source code of important software, and Eclipse's long-term influence in the software development industry. Below is an excerpt of that interview.
  • Microsoft Will Offer Windows 'Light' In Thailand
    Microsoft Corp. is developing a slimmer version of its Windows operating system for the Thai government's low-cost PC program, a reflection of the impact open-source Linux is having on the desktop market in Asia.
  • Nokia To Take Majority Stake In Symbian
    Finish telecom vendor Nokia said Monday it has struck a deal to become majority owner of smartphone platform vendor Symbian, signaling it is ready to compete against rivals Microsoft and PalmSource.
  • Microsoft Server And Tools Unit Swings To A Loss
    Microsoft on Friday reported that its server and tools business swung to a $204 million operating loss in the December quarter, due to stock-based compensation costs and increased payroll expenses.
  • STSN, Colubris Solution Accommodates Hotels
    STSN, an Internet service provider that specializes in the hospitality industry, says its partnership with wireless LAN vendor Colubris Networks is helping it reap tremendous rewards when it comes to wireless deployments and services for its hotel customers.
  • EADS' Channel Efforts Score High
    Communications equipment vendor EADS Telecom North America this year is approaching two major milestones: its 25th year in business and the one-year anniversary of its channel program.
  • Airspot Ticket Printer
    Wireless hotspots in businesses have proliferated tremendously over the past year, however, many times business owners are left with the check for the amount of time customers use their broadband connection. What they need is a way to track and bill customers.
  • NEC-Mitsubishi opens solutions pavilion, zooms in on VAR alliances

    Delivering Digital Media
    NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display last week launched a new solutions pavilion to forge alliances between its partners and bolster solutions selling in the burgeoning digital media market using large-screen LCD technology.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Emerson Fullwood, Xerox
    CRN Senior Editor Edward F. Moltzen met recently with Emerson Fullwood, president of The Xerox Channels Group, to discuss the company's aggressive new channel focus and its new coloR printer lineup that targets the small- to midsize-business space.