CRN Channel News

  • Intel Thinking Outside The Box
    Intel CEO Craig Barrett said the company will aggressively target opportunities outside of its traditional revenue stream in PCs during 2004.
  • GoBlue USB Bluetooth
    The GoBlue solution adds Bluetooth functionality easily to any PC or notebook with a USB port. The adapter weighs only 1.24 ounces, and enables connectivity with Bluetooth devices at ranges of up to 165 feet. The solution is designed for low power use, and provides high level security, encryption and authentication. The adapter includes a green light display that flashes to indicate a complete Bluetooth connection or communication with another device. An 18 inch cable is included for general use, along with a 6.5 foot cable when the adapter will be placed far from the host computer.
  • Microsoft Adds New Bells And Whistles To SMS 2003
    Microsoft's recently released Systems Management Server 2003 has been significantly improved on from its previous iteration, version 2.0, and enables enterprises to effectively manage their infrastructure.
  • TextML Gets Document Management Boost
    Once labeled as an XML database, Ixiasoft's TextML Server 3.0, scheduled to be released this month, now includes many document management features and serves more as an XML document server for document-oriented content than as a traditional transactional or relational database.
  • Server Prices Now More Start-Up-Friendly
    Server prices have dropped so dramatically in recent years that today even startups can afford powerful entry-level systems that can be expanded to provide years of service. The CRN Test Center took a look at two affordable new servers from Gateway and MPC.
  • Bold New HP Printers For SMBs
    Color laser printers, once used mostly by large companies, are now affordable for businesses of all sizes. That's good news for small firms and the solution providers that serve them, because laser-printed correspondence always looks much better than inkjet, and color is always better than monochrome.
  • Will continue to manage combination of direct and channel sales

    HP Seeks Right Mix
    Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina said last week the company will continue to expand its direct capabilities.
  • Intel Commits $36 Million To Supercomputer R&D
    Intel announced during the Supercomputing 2003 conference here that it will spend $36 million over the next three years on R&D to fuel use of its Pentium and Itanium processors in high-performance systems.
  • Could have a major impact on the value-consumer space

    Wal-Mart May Offer Branded Notebook PCs
    Retail mega-giant Wal-Mart plans to add notebook PCs to its product list next year, according to news reports.
  • Though momentum continues to build elsewhere, sales fail to meet expectations

    Novell Q4 Sales Slip While Losses Mount
    Although investors have gone crazy for Novell in 2003, customers haven't. Nothing more clearly illustrates that than the results Novell reported Thursday for its fiscal fourth quarter ended Oct. 31.
  • Software Slump Hurts Novell
    Novell on Thursday posted quarterly earnings that showed a widening net loss, thanks in large part to software sales that were down 25% from last year.
  • Q&A: Microsoft’s Jeff Raikes On Office 2003
    True to fashion, Microsoft is spending big -- plunking a whopping $150 million into the marketing and development of the new Office System. The executive charged with seeing it all come together is Jeff Raikes, a longtime Microsoft official and group vice president of productivity and business services. He recently agreed to speak with VARBusiness senior writer Carolyn A. April about his goals for Office System and the opportunity he sees for partners.