CRN Channel News

  • Senate Debates Internet Tax Ban
    After months of unproductive negotiations, senators resumed battle Monday over a bill banning taxes on Internet service providers.
  • IM Vendors Move Beyond Chat
    Instant-messaging software has evolved into the latest weapon in a fierce battle among major Internet companies to reap revenues off whatever you do, wherever you go online.
  • President Bush Calls For Tax-Free Broadband
    Campaigners for tax-free, broadband Internet connections picked up some important support Monday--President Bush, who is using a speech in Minnesota to urge Congress to impose a permanent ban on the taxing of broadband hookups.
  • Microsoft Opens Euro 'Innovation Centre'
    Microsoft officially opened its European Microsoft Innovation Centre (EMIC) in Germany Monday, and disclosed details of its ambitious effort to collaborate closely with European universities and businesses on projects that are targeted more toward basic science than development.
  • Audit Committee spends more than $30 million on internal investigation

    CA Makes Changes To End '35-Day Month'
    Computer Associates International's new management team Monday said the company is implementing a wide range of tough changes to make sure it ends what is known as the "35-day month," or premature revenue recognition.
  • Bush Calls For Ban On Broadband Taxes
    Tying high-tech innovation to prosperity, President Bush is using a speech in a swing state to address an election-year vulnerability: a sluggish job market that hasn't rebounded with the national economy.
  • File-Sharing Suits Have Mixed Effect
    Driven largely by fears of copyright lawsuits, more than 17 million Americans, or 14 percent of adult Internet users, have stopped downloading music over the Internet, a survey finds.
  • French Insurer Challenges Google
    AXA, the world's third-largest insurer, is taking Google to court next month in the latest trademark challenge to threaten the heart of Google's business model , advertising.
  • Move Reflects Emphasis On Solution Sales

    Sun Combines Systems, Software VAR Councils
    In a reflection of its new emphasis on solutions, Sun Microsystems has merged its two solution provider councils, one focused on systems and the other software, into a single entity.
  • IntelliCorp Suite Helps Make Sense Of SAP R/3
    It can be no picnic trying to manage SAP's client/server system, R/3. But now systems integrators and other consultants helping customers get a handle on their decade-old system have a new tool from IntelliCorp to help them.
  • IBM Unveils New PartnerWorld Program
    IBM on Monday, April 26, will offer up to its 90,000 partners a sleek, new PartnerWorld program designed to simplify their interaction with Big Blue, while allowing them to extract more readily its offerings and benefits, Mike Kozel, director of Global PartnerWorld, tells VARBusiness.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Robert Huang, Synnex
    It's been five months since Synnex went public, and President and CEO Robert Huang rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange last Tuesday. He discussed his company and the state of the channel in an interview with CRN Editor In Chief Michael Vizard and Distribution Editor Scott Campbell. Here is an excerpt:
  • AMD, Channel Celebrate One Year Of 64-Bit Opteron
    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices last week marked the first anniversary of the launch of its Opteron processor, celebrating a year of surprises, including adoption by three top branded server makers and traction in the channel.