CRN Channel News

  • Demand For Disk Drives Dips, IDC Figures Reveal
    The worldwide disk storage systems factory business showed a slight dip in revenues for the third quarter of this year, down 0.3 percent compared with the third quarter of 2002, according to recent figures released by International Data Corp.
  • CRN Interview: Mike Devlin, General Manager, IBM Rational Software
    IBM's Rational division is rapidly becoming ground zero for IBM's larger developer tools strategy. IBM recently unveiled that Rational will take over development of its WebSphere Studio toolset, as well as leverage the treasure trove of technologies within IBM Research to continue to fortify IBM's tools. CRN Industry Editor Barbara Darrow and Senior Editor Elizabeth Montalbano sat down with Rational General Manager Mike Devlin at IBM Rational's headquarters in Lexington, Mass., recently to discuss what these plans mean for the division going forward. Below is an excerpt from that interview.
  • Surge of digital devices augurs home solutions opportunities for integrators

    PC Vendors Get Thumbs-Up In Consumer Electronics
    Computer makers are getting a closer look from those looking to buy consumer-electronics products, according to a survey released Thursday by InsightExpress.
  • Shifts Blackmore to Customer Group; Livermore To Run Enterprise, Services Unit

    HP Reorganizes
    Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina said Wednesday that the company will reorganize, creating a new customer organization to be run by Executive Vice President Peter Blackmore and giving his responsibilities to HP Services chief Ann Livermore.
  • Free-ish Money For the Picking
    Rarely has so much been available to so many with far too few takers. I'm talking about market-development funds, better known as MDFs. These are dollars that solution providers have earned, but all too often they either expire or go unclaimed -- a remarkable turn of events in what most observers would view as our "entitlement" society.
  • Intel To Merge Communications Groups
    Stung by poor performance in the unit responsible for flash memory and handheld communication devices, Intel is combining that group into its mainline communications unit headed by Senior Vice President Sean Maloney.
  • IBM, Microsoft, others to demonstrate proof of concept at XML 2003

    WS-I Releases Sample Application For Web Services Interoperability
    On Wednesday, the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) will make available a sample application consisting of multiple-user scenarios to demonstrate how to implement the group's Basic Profile 1.0, a WS-I representative said.
  • Business Advised To Regulate Camera Phone Use
    The growing popularity of cellular phones capable of taking pictures and sending them across the Internet poses a liability and security threat to businesses, which need to adopt policies regulating use of the gadgets in the workplace, an analyst firm said Tuesday.
  • Verio Launches Commercial Next-Gen Internet Protocol
    The telecommunications industry drew a step closer to the much-hyped Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Tuesday, as Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications, unveiled the first such commercial offering in North America. The technology, which many say could someday assign an IP address to every object on earth, is available now through Verio's Network Services channel.
  • ICan Says ‘I Can’ To Managed Services
    Computer Associates International subsidiary iCan SP Tuesday announced the availability of the iCan Service Management Suite (iSMS). The suite is aimed at corporate IT organizations functioning as internal managed service providers.
  • Installation bug in key feature stymies some deployments

    Microsoft Issues Fix For SharePoint Services Bug In Small Business Server 2003
    Microsoft released an official fix for the bug in the add-on to Windows SharePoint Services. The bug affected customers after Nov. 24 when installing or upgrading the newly integrated Windows SharePoint Services in the Windows Small Business Server 2003 and in the Windows Server 2003, said Katy Hunter, a product manager at Microsoft.
  • State of Technology Methodology
    The State of Technology is VARBusiness' annual assessment of the deployment of products, services and solutions for business clients in the technology marketplace. VARBusiness retained The Wayman Group, an independent marketing research and consulting firm located in Cedarhurst, N.Y., to help conduct the research. The study's mission was to query solution providers about their reselling involvement in areas relative to the evolving state of technology, including the impact of economic pressures, the use of technology brands and solutions, and anticipated IT trends.
  • New products galore for VARs to adore

    VARBusiness Celebrates Technology Innovation
    In these post-Internet bubble times, innovation is far from dead. What's more, there are as many ways to measure innovation as there are products that can be considered revolutionary, excitingly new or blazingly different. So why take on the monumental task of asking for, then evaluating one-by-one, hundreds of nominations for VARBusiness' first annual Tech Innovators Awards celebration earlier this fall? Maybe we're gluttons for punishment. Maybe we couldn't wait to get our hands on the latest and greatest of what our industry has to offer.