CRN Channel News


  • Hewlett-Packard Executive Clarke Resigns
    Hewlett-Packard Co. said Jeff Clarke, a former Compaq Computer Corp. executive who played a key role in integrating Compaq's business operations into HP after they were acquired by Hewlett-Packard, has resigned from the computer company.
  • Companies publish Java specs to standardize common processes across products


    BEA Systems, IBM Team Up To Improve J2EE App Portability
    IBM and BEA Systems have teamed up to develop new Java specifications aimed at making it easier to port J2EE applications across competing vendors' application servers.
  • Move Over Road Rage: Spam Rage Is On Its Way
    A 44-year-old Silicon Valley programmer has been charged with threatening to maim and even kill employees of a Canadian Internet-advertising agency that he believed had repeatedly sent him spam.
  • Intel Demonstrates Tiny New Computer Chip
    Intel Corp. said Monday it has demonstrated a tiny computer chip built with the next generation of manufacturing technology - called 65-nanometer circuit design - which it expects will be ready for use in 2005.
  • Dell Stops Using Tech Support In India
    After an onslaught of complaints, direct sales computer king Dell has stopped routing corporate customers to a technical support call center in Bangalore, India.
  • Key Economic Data To Be Released This Week
    Four key economic reports will be released this week, including third-quarter U.S. economic growth, consumer confidence, durable goods orders, and initial claims for unemployment benefits. All four will be closely scrutinized by economists, business leaders, government officials and investors for clues as to the pace of the economic recovery.
  • IT Distributors See Stabilization, Confident Major Retooling Complete
    Few companies have made the changes necessary to survive the IT downturn quite like the nation's leading IT distributors. They've shuttered facilities, laid off scores of workers and discontinued unprofitable activities. Along the way, they also figured out how to run their businesses better and maximize the opportunities at hand. They've even managed to reduce debt and increased cash, notes Rick Hamada, president of Avnet's Technology Solutions group.
  • Acer executives say competitors are making big mistake with direct initiatives


    Acer Launches New Channel Business Model
    Acer Monday launched its new 100 percent channel-focused business model along with what the $13 billion Taiwanese giant is billing as the next generation of IT services, software and digital home entertainment products.
  • Congress Moves Closer To Anti-Spam Legislation
    Congress moved significantly closer to the first-ever federal protections against unwanted commercial e-mails with the House passing a bill Saturday that would impose new limits on sending irritating offers on the Internet. Final approval by lawmakers could come before Thanksgiving.
  • AT&T Claims eBay And PayPal Infringe On Its Patents
    AT&T Corp. reached out and smacked eBay Inc. with a patent infringement lawsuit, claiming the online auction company has been using a payment system that the telecommunications giant developed more than a decade ago.
  • Recent SEC Filing Offers Glimpse Into Synnex's Strengths
    As Synnex prepares to launch its IPO as early as next month, the company said it plans to grow its backroom operations in China. This offshore strategy is seen as a prime weapon in its fight to carve out a niche against broadline distribution rivals Tech Data and Ingram Micro.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Stephen Halland, Acer
    Acer America recently brought in Stephen Halland as vice president of ITS desktop and server business unit. Halland, who spent the past 17 years with ComputerLand and Ingram Micro, talked recently with CRN Senior Editor Joseph F. Kovar about Acer's plans to use THE indirect-sales channel to improve its POSITION IN THE U.S. market.
  • Walk The Talk
    Millions of dollars are being poured into the emerging digital convergence market for the home. Most of those investments are being made with good reason because after many years of talking, consumers now are actually bringing together their PC and consumer electronics products to create a unified digital experience where PC technologies are tightly coupled to home-theater systems.

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