CRN Channel News

  • SAP Finishes Off Tough Year With Losing Quarter
    Last year's tough economic conditions took a toll on SAP. The German software maker's 2003 revenue fell 5% to $8.93 billion from $9.42 billion the year before. For its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2003, revenue was $2.82 billion, down 3% from $2.89 billion the same time a year ago.
  • NetSuite Beefs Up Analytics Capabilities
    ASP pure-play NetSuite, which offers suites of accounting and business management applications services, announced Thursday that it dramatically beefed-up capabilities for its business-intelligence dashboards. Dashboards, which present continually updated metrics on business performance, have become among the hottest front-end applications in the BI market.
  • CEO: Company saw record shipments, revenue and profit

    Maxtor Beats 4Q Expectations
    Disk-drive maker Maxtor narrowly eclipsed Wall Street's expectations for its revenue and profit for the fourth quarter of 2003, turning in sales of $1.17 billion and a profit of $38 million, compared with revenue of $1.03 billion and a net of $3.5 million for the year-ago quarter.
  • Lowers bar for co-op dollars; broadens incentive programs

    Samsung Revamps Channel Offerings
    Samsung is reorganizing its Power Partner channel program and will cut in half the threshold for solution providers to qualify for monthly financial incentives, a company executive said.
  • CEO says IT environment is clearly brightening

    CA's Kumar Sees Signs Of IT Spending Rebound
    Computer Associates CEO Sanjay Kumar Wednesday said he sees signs of IT spending entering a "challenging but clearly brightening IT environment."
  • Eclipse slated to become independent group early next month

    IBM To Relinquish Leadership Of Tools Consortium
    The IBM-led Eclipse open-source consortium plans to transition to an independent nonprofit organization, a move slated to be unveiled Feb. 3 at the first annual EclipseCon show in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Two Wireless Giants Bounce Back
    Motorola and Lucent Technologies, veteran wireless technology companies that had been staggering, this week reported signs that they have recovered.
  • Motorola CEO Eyes More Cost Cuts
    Motorola, already significantly smaller after an extended restructuring, faces the prospects of more cuts under new CEO Ed Zander.
  • IBM, HP Release Proposed Web Services Standard
    IBM, Hewlett-Packard Co and other high-tech companies on Tuesday released a web services specification for interoperability between systems within a supply chain, grid computing and an infrastructure management environment.
  • Inside the Three Toughest Jobs In Technology
    Gateway, Novell and Sun are irrelevant, critics say. But their ceos have made bold changes to ensure their companies can still compete. detractors wonder if these men are up for the challenge.
  • What Innovation Is All About
    What you hold in your hands is more than a lexicon of new products that were introduced last year: It is a document that proves innovation is not only alive and well but also flourishing in our industry.
  • HP Blends A New Unit
    You can fault Hewlett-Packard for many things--but not for standing still. In its latest bid to take on its two largest rivals, Dell and IBM, the world's second-largest computing giant is in the process once