CRN Channel News


  • Synnex 1Q Revenue Up 37 Percent
    Synnex reported $9.7 million in earnings, or 33 cents per share, for its first fiscal quarter ended Feb. 29, compared with net income of $6.7 million, or 27 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.
  • Plenty To Inspire At FOSE
    VARs looking for new opportunities have known that the federal government has been a big source of funds, ideas and opportunities over the past several years. And being at the Federal Office Systems Expo (FOSE) show in Washington, D.C., this week proved the point. I used to go to the FOSE shows when I last lived in D.C. back in the Carter/Reagan years (Washingtonians refer to their time in town like the ancient Egyptians referred to their rulers), and I am pleased to say that there is some life and excitement once again in our industry.
  • Patient Safety Drives IT Spending
    Reducing medical errors, improving patient safety and developing electronic health records will be the key drivers of IT spending during the next two years, according to a survey of CIOs from the nation's largest health-care providers. Solution providers will continue to find more business from the health-care community given that nearly three-quarters of those CIOs say they will increase their IT budgets this year as well.
  • Siebel Touts New Government-Targeted Solutions Set
    Siebel Systems Chairman and CEO Tom Siebel touted his company's new solutions offerings for the government market during a keynote speech at the annual Federal Office Systems Expo (FOSE) in Washington on Thursday.
  • Gates Urged Intel Chief Not To Invest In Potential Rival
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ In June 1990, Bill Gates wrote a letter that began 'Dear Andy' and ended with the Microsoft co-founder imploring Intel Corp. chief executive Andy Grove not to invest in a potential competitor, a jury was told.
  • Microsoft Hopes Its Appeal Will Blunt EU Decision
    Microsoft is expected to move quickly to appeal the $613 million fine and tough sanctions leveled against it Wednesday by the European Union. The chief question now is whether Microsoft can obtain an injunction to put off the Competition Directorate decision while the case is on appeal--proceedings that could take years to resolve.
  • Sun Programs Aim To Boost Server Sales
    Sun Microsystems Wednesday unveiled two new programs aimed at boosting sales of some of its UltraSPARC III-based servers and UltraSPARC IV-based upgrade kits.
  • 'It Was A Very Personal Decision'


    CRN Interview: Ingram's Grainger Speaks Out On His Departure
    Ingram Micro Worldwide President and COO Mike Grainger spoke with CRN Distribution Editor Scott Campbell and CRN Editor News Steven Burke after the company announced Tuesday that he was stepping down. Below are excerpts from the interview.
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    VARBusiness Editor Heads For 'Flash Mob Computing' Experiment
    Join senior writer Luc Hatlestad and me on Saturday, April 3, in San Francisco as I and my laptops attempt to assemble the first ad-hoc supercomputer as part of an experiment in "Flash Mob Computing" and the University of San Francisco.
  • CRN Interview: Doug Burgum, Microsoft Business Solutions
    Doug Burgum, senior vice president of Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), discussed the group's channel and product plans in an interview with CRN Industry Editor Barbara Darrow at the Convergence 2004 event in Orlando, Fla.
  • Top Carrier Executives Share Stage At CTIA
    Some of the nation's top carrier executives tackled issues such as mobile data applications, market consolidation and the state and local tax burden in a panel discussion Wednesday at the CTIA Wireless conference in Atlanta.
  • Channel Mixed About EU Decision To Force Windows Redesign
    The European Commission slapped Microsoft with significant penalties for allegedly abusing its monopoly power overseas, including a $613 million fine and orders to provide a stripped-down version of Windows without its media player application.
  • Ingram Micro President Elaborates on Departure
    Ingram Micro president and COO Michael Grainger is stepping down from the world's largest IT distributor, but made it clear in an interview with VARBusiness that he wants to remain in IT or the wholesale distribution business. Grainger said he would like to return to the IT distribution field after the terms of his non compete with Ingram Micro expire.
  • Ingram Micro President Steps Down
    Ingram Micro president and COO Michael Grainger announced Tuesday that he will step down from the company that he helped successfully navigate through the IT wholesale industry's worst economic crisis.
  • HP Channel Chief Kevin Gilroy Outlines Goals
    On the final day of his vacation, the word came down: Kevin Gilroy, was tapped to assume responsibility for HP's entire channel organization for the Americas. His goal will be to take four separate channel organizations--commercial (PC-class), enterprise (storage and high end RISC architecture), services and printing and imaging--into one with a single management and operational unit. In an interview with editorial director Robert C. DeMarzo and senior editor Jeffrey Schwartz, Gilroy talked about how is promotion will affect HP partners in the Americas.
  • HP To Rework Partner Operations
    Hewlett-Packard will strive to improve partner satisfaction by further unifying its channel programs, company chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina said Monday. Speaking at the company's annual partner conference in Los Angeles, Fiorina formally announced the streamlining of its partner organization as the evolution of its PartnerOne program.

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