CRN Channel News

  • Apple Earnings Rise On iPod And Laptop Sales
    Strong holiday sales of portable notebook computers and the iPod music player helped Apple Computer Inc.'s first-quarter results easily beat Wall Street expectations Wednesday.
  • James Gosling supports NetBeans, but welcomes competitive innovation

    Java Guru Speaks Out On Interoperable Tools Efforts
    As Sun Microsystems readies new releases of the NetBeans Java software, Java guru James Gosling weighed in Wednesday on controversial efforts to create standard APIs for Java development tools to improve interoperability between competing vendors' software.
  • RFID Takes Center Stage at Retailer Show
    Executives and CIOs representing the world's largest retailers and suppliers of consumer-packaged goods this week got a firsthand view of how radio frequency identification (RFID) is already showing promise that it will transform the distribution of goods.
  • Outsourcing Contributes To IT Salaries' Downward Spiral
    The growing number of companies moving information technology work to low-wage foreign countries has driven down salaries for many IT jobs in the U.S., and the trend is expected to continue, a salary research group said Wednesday.
  • Update: Intel CPUs, Channel Sales At Record Highs
    Intel's channel sales and unit shipments hit an all-time high during the fourth quarter of 2003, and sales of its mobile and server processors went through the roof, showing 45 percent and 82 percent growth, respectively, company executives said in a conference call with financial analysts.
  • AT&T Wireless-Cingular Deal Rumors Intensify
    The on-again off-again informal talks between AT&T Wireless and Cingular Wireless are apparently on again, as the nation's two largest TDMA and GSM providers search for a synergistic way to face the future.
  • Sun Gives Discounts For Trade-Ins
    Sun Microsystems has announced a trade-in plan that will give customers upgrading from legacy Sun systems a 20 percent credit when they migrate to Sun Blade 1500 or 2500 workstations.
  • VeriSign To Manage RFID Tags For Consumer Items
    The company that manages the Internet's core directory - and has been criticized for trying to take undue advantage of its position - has been hired to perform a similar role in the developing system for radio-frequency identification tags on consumer products.
  • Two executives form team to plot channel reogranization

    McDonnell, Vertrees To Design New HP Channel
    Hewlett-Packard has assigned marketing executive Jim McDonnell and channel executive Dan Vertrees to rearchitect the vendor's commercial and enterprise channel organizations into a single group, according to an internal company memo obtained by CRN.
  • EDS Buys The Feld Group, Hires Founder
    EDS, the second largest integrator in North America with $21.5 billion in sales, has purchased Dallas-based IT consultancy The Feld Group and named its founder, Charlie Feld, to run its Portfolio Management division. In addition, the Plano, Texas-based company (No. 2 on the VARBusiness 500) bought Feld's privately held tech management firm for about $41 million in cash and $48 million in restricted stock, warrants and options.
  • Could happen in first half of 2004, according to parent company

    Westcon Group Considering IPO
    Westcon Group is considering an IPO during the first half of 2004, according to parent company Datatec Ltd.
  • Agent model will pay partners fees of between 5 percent and 10 percent

    Citrix Launches Solution Advisor Rewards Program
    Citrix Systems launched its long-awaited agent program at its annual Solutions Summit conference this week in Orlando, Fla.