CRN Channel News


  • ShadowRAM: February 2, 2004
    The intrigue over who will become channel chief when Hewlett-Packard combines its enterprise and commercial channels organization into a single unit, may not be so intriguing after all. While Dan Vertrees and Jim McDonnell have been tapped to redesign the new global channel organization, people close to HP tell us that the two are precluded from putting themselves into the channel chief slot. That apparently gives Kevin Gilroy a clear shot at the job,if he wants it.
  • New partner program focuses on IP telephony


    Westcon Gets Edge On Convergence
    Westcon Group wants solution providers to have an edge selling convergence, so the distributor has launched a program that provides its partners with training, serv-
  • White-Box Monitor Maker Advueu Merges With TDV
    The monitor industry is shrinking as two smaller players, Advueu Technology and TDV Vision, merge into a single entity under the Advueu name, to better penetrate the converging IT and consumer electronics markets.
  • CTX, Samsung LCDs Have Those Little Extras
    Not too long ago, LCDs were the buzz word of the IT market, and price tags of $4,000 were not unheard of. Everyone wanted to do away with their hunking, fossilized CRT monitors for more expensive, space-saving and, most importantly, stylish flat-panel monitors. But just like many industry niches, the flat-panel industry has become jaded in recent years.
  • Powerline Networking Is a Winner
    In my last column I discussed the strengths and limitations of using electrical power lines as network backbones. But the big question is: Does powerline networking gear actually work? According to tests I've done with products from Corinex, Vancouver, British Columbia, and Gateway, Sioux Falls, N.D., my answer is, yes, they do,surprisingly well and with great ease.
  • New FrontPage Is Ready To Rumble
    For years, Microsoft FrontPage was considered the ideal Web development tool for novice Web users. Using almost no coding, developers could create static Web pages and some simple e-commerce sites that normally would require extensive knowledge of HTML and ASP.
  • F5 Networks' Firepass Accelerates Remote Access, Cuts Overhead
    Remote access has become a vital necessity in business. Combined with mobile communications technology, remote access has enabled users to obtain whatever business information they need, whenever they need it and from wherever they happen to be at any time.
  • Says cost synergies will give Gateway more low-end PC punch


    Waitt: Gateway Remains Committed To Partner Strategy With eMachines Deal
    Gateway Chief Executive Ted Waitt on Friday said the company remains committed to building a solution provider network in the wake of its $235 million cash-stock acquisition of eMachines, a fast-growing, retail-focused PC maker.
  • Verio Taps New CEO
    Verio, a division of NTT Communications, announced Friday morning that its Board of Directors has named Gregory A. Conley as the company's new CEO to replace outgoing CEO Justin Jaschke.
  • Gateway To Acquire eMachines
    A declining Gateway Inc. will acquire an ascending eMachines Inc. for about $235 million, in a deal that will keep the Gateway brand and bring in eMachines' Wayne Inouye as the new chief executive officer of the merged company.
  • PeopleSoft Posts Record Quarter
    PeopleSoft on Thursday posted record fourth quarter and full-year revenue, although charges related to its J.D. Edwards acquisition caused net income to plummet 70 percent.
  • Digital River Sees Revenue Climb
    Digital River on Wednesday reported revenue of $27.1 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2003, for a year-over-year increase of 26 percent, as the software services firm continues to thrive in a post-dot com IT industry.
  • Distributor turns year-ago loss into profit


    Avnet Revenue Increases 9 Percent
    Avnet earned $8.9 million, or 7 cents per share, in the second fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 2003, compared with a loss of $58.7 million, or 49 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.

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