CRN Channel News

  • The Top Channel Stories of 2003
    While the economy struggled to recover, solution providers saw some wild and revolutionary events in 2003. From executive departures and unlikely alliances to high-profile mergers and a rare IPO, the channel was part of some truly interesting and industry-altering stories this year. Here's a look at some of the top channel stories for 2003.
  • Microsoft-Funded Survey Sees Upbeat Outlook Among Resellers
    In another sign that IT confidence is climbing, a St. Paul-based research firm on Tuesday said that its survey of over 1,000 Microsoft Certified Business Partners showed an overwhelming number anticipate revenue growth over the next 12 months.
  • Israel Stops Buying Microsoft Software
    In an apparent showdown over price, Israel's government has suspended purchases of Microsoft productivity software and is encouraging the development of an open source alternative.
  • Broadline Distributors: Go Home!
    Most of the IT executives at the Raymond James conference last month were relatively subdued as they spoke with "cautious optimism" about economic growth in 2004. But Steve Raymund verged on giddy.
  • Electronic Voting Security Firm Hacked
    A company developing security technology for electronic voting suffered an embarrassing hacker break-in that executives think was tied to the rancorous debate over the safety of casting ballots online.
  • Symbol CEO Bravman Steps Down
    Symbol Technologies CEO and acting Chairman Richard Bravman has stepped down, and the company has named William Nuti as CEO and board member.
  • Online Retailers Rack Up Record Holiday Sales
    Online retailers have record sales to celebrate this season. E-commerce sales jumped 29 percent from $9.08 billion to $11.72 billion from last year to this year, a market research firm said Monday.
  • Groups Promote Recycling Of Tech Gadgets
    Entrepreneurs and environmental groups are getting ready for a surge of old computers, cell phones and other electronic devices that could be recycled or reused.
  • Home Networking Market Ripe For Change
    The growing trend of home networking -- and the reasons why users are currently assembling such networks -- puts PC makers such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard in the cat bird's seat, according to a survey released Monday by The NPD Group.
  • CRN Interview: Vignette CEO Thomas Hogan
    As the CEO of Vignette, Thomas Hogan has been out to turn around this once wunderkind of the Internet age into a stable member of the enterprise software community. As part of that effort, Vignette is now focused squarely on workflow and collaboration software across multiple platforms. In an interview with CRN Editor-in-Chief Michael Vizard, Hogan talks about his ambitions for Vignette after making several strategic acquisitions in 2003 and the critical role a renewed focus on the channel will play in helping Vignette take on larger rivals.
  • Digital Imaging Technology Saves Time For Coaches
    High school football coach Larry Greene thought the big breakthrough came years ago when video replaced film as a quicker way to scout the competition and analyze what his players were doing right or wrong. Now, Greene sees a new breakthrough , affordable digital imaging technology that further reduces the time needed to compile and view game footage.
  • Experts: Enterprise Software On The Rise
    The corporate spending that drives the technology sector is as strong as it has been since the end of the 1990s boom, giving the industry optimism as it heads into 2004.
  • 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.