CRN Channel News


  • IBM Does On-Demand Deal With Target
    IBM Wednesday announced it had struck a 10-year deal with Target to manage its mainframe infrastructure using an on-demand approach where the giant retailer will pay only for the computing horsepower it uses.
  • IDC Predicts Rise In 2004 Semiconductor Sales
    Fueled largely by a surge in demand for mobile phones and PCs, the worldwide semiconductor market will rise 18 percent in 2004, International Data Corp. said Tuesday. IDC cited China as a key market that will drive the semiconductor industry in future years.
  • Neb. Woman Ticketed For Being Nude On Net
    It may be legal to appear naked in cyberspace, but police ticketed a Lincoln woman for posting nude pictures of herself on the Web that were taken in a downtown bar.
  • BearingPoint To Help Secure New York, New Jersey Sea Ports
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has tapped IT services and consulting vendor BearingPoint to participate in a federal program that aims to use technology to safeguard shipping supply chains and marine terminals from terrorist strikes.
  • Bush Signs Anti-Spam Legislation
    President Bush signed legislation earlier this month meant to stem the flood of unwanted e-mail pitches that irritate Internet users and drain the economy.
  • Channel Services On The Rise
    As more vendors become dependent on solution providers to drive sales in post-economic-boom times, a number of companies have begun to target solution providers with business services.
  • 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.

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