CRN Channel News


  • ShadowRAM: May 24, 2004
    Dave Thompson, vice president of Microsoft's Exchange Group, had his gang put out a call for the "Top 10 Questions IT Pros Have About Exchange" on its group blog. There were some interesting responses, even if many of them were statements, not questions. Like this one:
  • Low-Cost Tablet PC Hits White-Box Market
    Custom-system solution providers looking for a Tablet PC now have a strong option, as display vendor Advueu Technology recently began targeting the space with its low-cost V800XPT Tablet PC. However, system builders predict the offering will face heavy resistance from name-brand systems.
  • IBM Aims New iSeries Servers At SMBs
    IBM has enhanced its iSeries server line to make it more competitive in the SMB space with the addition of two new models with lower price points and increased capabilities.
  • Holds up security enhancements as key selling factor


    AMD Woos System Builders
    Advanced Micro Devices wants to be seen as a leader, not a follower.
  • Small Hard Drives Will Be Big In Many Markets
    The 2.5-inch hard-disk form factor traditionally has been used for notebooks and other mobile devices, but that's about to change as smaller drives are needed to reach higher storage densities, lower costs, increase performance and increase the number of storage applications.
  • HP Server Bundle Offers SMB Value, Room To Grow
    Many small to midsize businesses rely on inexpensive, base-model server appliances for their business needs. However, upgrading the appliances or expanding their functionality can be difficult, so they are often not the best option for growing companies.
  • Enterprise-Class Benchmarks
    The Transaction Processing Council runs a Web site that's a fantastic resource to help solution providers select and sell enterprise servers. The council produces benchmarks, enforces testing guidelines, audits the testing and publishes the test results for high-end systems on its site. Each test normally would cost tens of thousands of dollars and take hundreds of man hours to run, so practically speaking, the TPC is about the only resource of its kind.
  • D&H executives evangelize digital convergence products in ‘Olympic’ session Thur


    Carrying The Convergence Torch
    Logistical prowess. Exacting service. A diverse product assortment and top-notch people. That's what D&H Distributing, a privately held Harrisburg, Pa., distributor says distinguishes it from its rivals. That
  • Embedded Systems Open New Solutions Frontier
    The frontier of embedded systems technology may be around the corner. All that systems integrators must do is use their imaginations to create service-rich opportunities that can drive high-margin incremental business.
  • Computer Associates Revs Up System Builder Support
    Computer Associates International worked closely with D&H Distributing to design a partner program for system builders, the Islandia, N.Y.-based software vendor unveiled Thursday during its World Premiere event in Las Vegas.
  • How Much States Expect to Spend--And On What


    State of the States
    Like their private-sector counterparts, state CIOs are juggling the demands of tight IT budgets while keeping an eye on their ever-increasing reliance on technology.
  • State of the States: State Directory
    States' IT budget figures were compiled from a number of sources, including directly from state officials, Web sites and the 2003-2004 NASCIO Compendium of Digital Government In The States. Actual spending may not represent projected needs nor should the figures be interpreted as an increase in revenue or allocations to the states' IT functions. Several budget figures and other information were not available at press time. Titles vary for those with de facto CIO duties.
  • Steve and Michael Israel exit integrator under management reorg


    Father-Son Exec Duo Leave AMC
    AMC Executive Vice President Steve Israel and his son, AMC COO Michael Israel, have left the New York-based systems integrator, according to AMC executives.
  • Partners Are VIPs
    Vendor NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America earlier this month announced GovClub, a membership program that includes its best-in-class Government Allowance Program (GAP). The program offers exclusive pricing, bid support and marketing tools for solution providers who sell to the government sector. The program enables solution providers to help North American federal, state and local government, education and health-care agencies to leverage NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display's CRT and LCD displays, while enhancing productivity and reducing costs.