CRN Channel News

  • Westcon Names New Operations Executive
    Westcon Group has named Brian Weisfeld senior vice president of corporate operations. In the role, Weisfeld now oversees the corporate activities of Westcon Group, reporting directly to Alan Marc Smith, president and CEO.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Plantronics' Ken Kannappan
    Plantronics wants some respect in the channel. As a dominant manufacturer of handsets, Plantronics is trying to sway solution providers to put more focus on bundling headsets with PCs connected to telephony applications. As part of that effort, the company recently showcased wireless headsets that can be used with VoIP applications. In an interview with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard, Plantronics CEO Ken Kannappan talks about why a market that grew 40 percent last year,with Plantronics shipping more than 14 million units,is going to keep expanding.
  • New incentives geared toward desktop PC system builders

    Celestica Perks Up ATI Line
    Distributor and contract manufacturer Celestica is providing a series of program incentives in its ATI graphics product line, tailored to desktop PC system builders.
  • Quask Makes Form Creation Easy
    Form creation in Web development has always been one of the most tedious tasks Web developers and Web designers undertake. Finding any automation
  • KVM Switches No Longer Just For Data Centers
    KVMs once were used mainly in data centers where administrators needed to control multiple computers from a single keyboard, mouse and monitor. KVMs are still used in data centers, but new technology has pushed them down to smaller network installations.
  • Japanese Regulators Raid Intel Offices
    Japan's Fair Trade Commission raided the offices of the Japanese unit of Intel on Thursday looking for evidence that the chip giant is illegally pressuring PC makers to avoid using competitors' processors.
  • Three Former CA Execs Plead Guilty To Conspiracy
    Three former Computer Associates executives admitted Thursday that they fraudulently recorded hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts in a broad conspiracy to inflate the software company's quarterly earnings.
  • RIM Revenues Up Sharply, Announces Stock Split
    Research In Motion (RIM), the developer of BlackBerry e-mail devices and mobile enterprise e-mail platforms, reported today a 37 percent revenue increase in the just-completed quarter compared to the previous quarter. It also announced a two-for-one split in its stock shares.
  • Microsoft-Micro Focus Alliance Intended To Drive Mainframe-To-Windows Migrations
    Microsoft and Micro Focus International have teamed up to enable mainframe customers to seamlessly migrate their data to Windows platforms. In a prepared statement, the companies said the alliance provides the technology foundation for moving mainframe workloads to more modern Intel and Windows-based servers, using .Net.
  • CRN Interview: Progress Executives Tout Gains
    Progress Software is among the fastest-growing software vendors in the industry today, thanks largely to its focus on helping solution providers build applications for specific vertical markets. In its most recent quarter, overall revenue was up 20 percent and software license revenue was up 33 percent compared with a year ago. In an interview with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard, Progress CEO Joe Alsop and Vice President of Data Management Products for the Progress Company, Ken Rugg, outline Progress' approach to partners and changes in data-management trends.
  • Seagate Lowers Earnings Expectation
    Seagate Technology continues to experience turbulence this week after warning Wall Street that it was lowering its guidance for the fiscal third quarter ended April 2.
  • FCC Primed To Give Nextel Spectrum To Cut Interference
    The Federal Communications Commission is moving closer to resolving the growing interference problems plaguing the nation's public-safety radio channels. To that end, an announcement is expected next week that Nextel Communications Inc.-identified as the main interference producers--will be given permission to move services from portions of the crowded 800-MHz spectrum, where many public-service organizations operate.