CRN Channel News

  • Acer Ferrari 3000
    To help rev up sales, Acer recently launched the Ferari 3000, a new high performance, eye-catching notebook. In 2003 Acer became an official supplier to the Scuderia Ferrari Formula One team. In exchange, Ferrari authorized Acer to use the patented red Ferrari paint and prancing horse logo on the screen lid of this latest notebook offering. A matching USB optical mouse is included.
  • Trend Micro cuts Premium partner ranks, unveils other changes

    Program Overhaul
    A major channel program overhaul is under way at Trend Micro, with changes expected to take effect by February.
  • Boom Coming, IBM E-Commerce Chief Says
    E-commerce, which broke out with soaring sales this recent holiday season, is poised for more growth across-the-board, as current enterprise users upgrade aging systems and small and midrange companies enter the field in increasing numbers, said the head of IBM's e-commerce unit, Bart Lautenbach.
  • Sun Narrows Loss In Q2
    Sun CEO Scott McNealy recently told VARBusiness that his company is rocking, and second quarter results released Tuesday indicate the company is, well, soft rockin' anyway.
  • Texas Instruments CEO To Step Down
    Richard K. Templeton will take over as president and chief executive of semiconductor maker Texas Instruments in May, succeeding Thomas J. Engibous. Company officials called the move a planned and orderly succession.
  • Report: U.S. PC Market Stages Comeback
    The U.S. PC market staged a recovery in 2003, with total shipments up nearly 11 percent over 2002, according to the latest edition of IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.
  • Intel Ships 802.11g Technology For Centrino
    Intel moved today to bring its mobile Centrino platform into the next generation, saying it is now shipping a network connection for it that supports 802.11g connectivity.
  • Overall 4Q revenue jumps 9 percent, systems revenue up 16 percent

    IBM: IT Industry Ready For Its Next Growth Cycle
    IBM's strong fourth-quarter earnings and revenue prompted the vendor to declare that the IT recession is over and that the industry is poised for a new growth cycle.
  • 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.