CRN Channel News


  • Windows Server 2003 R2 due in 2005, Longhorn server in 2007


    Microsoft Outlines Windows Server Road Map
    It may not be set in stone, but a top Microsoft executive delineated Wednesday the company's Windows server plans into 2007 and beyond.
  • Micro Fuel Cells To Power 15 Percent Of Laptops By 2012
    Japanese technology companies are pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into R&D on fuel cells to power laptops, PDAs, and phones, said a research firm Wednesday, in an effort to keep up with the insatiable power demand of electronics.
  • GE Access Veteran John Paget Joins Synnex
    In a major executive move for the newly public distributor, Synnex has appointed former GE Access president John Paget to two newly created positions: corporate COO and president of North American operations. The Fremont, Calif.-based distributor said Paget would assume his duties, which will entail working closely with Synnex CEO Robert Huang, later this month.
  • Symbol's Top Exec Touts Enterprise Mobility Architecture At N+I
    Bill Nuti, president and CEO of Symbol Technologies on Wednesday morning outlined a long-term plan behind this week's launch of a new mobility software suite and architecture that bolsters the company's efforts to focus on enterprise mobility. In his address to NetWorld Interop attendees in Las Vegas, Nuti said Symbol is focused on answering a systems management challenge.
  • IBM Expands Express Lineup
    IBM on Wednesday expanded its Express portfolio of products and solutions for small and midsize businesses.
  • Was A Top Itanium Exec; Leaves for Chip Design Firm


    Intel's Fister Leaves For Cadence CEO Job
    Michael Fister is leaving his post as senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Enterprise Platforms Group to become CEO of chip design company Cadence Design Systems, his new company said.
  • Nortel, Polycom Give Voice To Videoconferencing
    Nortel Networks and Polycom on Tuesday at NetWorld+Interop in Las Vegas said they are working together to build converged solutions that combine standards-based video telephony, presence and instant messaging.
  • Cisco Reports Strong Fiscal Third-Quarter Results
    Cisco Systems reported stronger-than-expected results for its fiscal third quarter Tuesday as the world's leading maker of routers and switches reported growth in all its major product categories, including its core routing and switching business.
  • Tune Into VARBusiness’ State of Enterprise Spending NetSeminar
    Enterprise IT spending is on the rise in 2004 and should increase as the year goes on. That's why you'll want to join VARBusiness editorial director Robert C. DeMarzo as he walks you through VARBusiness' exclusive State of Enterprise Spending study, examining the distinct needs and strategies of enterprise and midmarket customers -- the nation's largest IT buyers. Our study targeted a list of more than 10,000 end users, whose job function is described as IT executive, IT management or line-of-business management in large enterprises (defined as 1,000 or more employees).
  • Says alliances will forward MCI’s position in application interoperability


    MCI President Capellas Discloses Microsoft Deal
    Three weeks after emerging from a bankruptcy that nearly forced its extinction, telecommunications vendor MCI already has a bold vision for the future.
  • IBM Beefs Up Workplace Initiative
    As expected, IBM Software bolstered its Workplace game plan Monday, unveiling plans for new Lotus Workplace-branded Document editor and messaging components. In addition, it promised new shrunk-down middleware to bring "rich" client capabilities to tiny devices running a variety of operating systems.
  • CRN Interview: Steve Raymund, Tech Data
    As the chairman and CEO of distributor Tech Data, Steve Raymund is famous for his unassuming, yet dogged, advocacy of the channel. Raymund outlined his solution to the issue of special pricing, as well as some of his shorter-term goals for Tech Data, in an interview with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard and Distribution Editor Scott Campbell.

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