CRN Channel News

  • New Notebooks Help Ring In The New Year
    Notebooks and Tablet PCs continue to evolve and mature, with some of the most refined designs coming out now. This week the CRN Test Center looks at a high-quality business notebook from Hewlett-Packard and a fully functional convertible Tablet PC from Toshiba. The business notebook is loaded with everything professionals need to get their work done both at the office and on the go, while the convertible Tablet PC provides tablet benefits,such as handwriting recognition and a digitizer screen,without requiring the user to make any compromises in notebook functionality.
  • Joint services delivery model planned with offshore partners

    Microsoft Eyes Offshoring
    As its U.S. channel partners take a financial beating from competitors abroad, Microsoft is developing an offshoring strategy for its partners, both local and global.
  • Ingram Reshapes U.S. Marketing Efforts
    Distribution giant Ingram Micro has appointed a new vice president of marketing as part of a restructuring aimed at tightening ties between its U.S. sales and marketing groups.
  • Competitive pricing, products availability lauded by solution providers

    Synnex Posts Strong 4Q
    Synnex's first quarterly results as a public company were a success.
  • Enterprise Spending Looking Up
    If trends uncovered by CRN research stand up, 2004 could be a better year for enterprise technology spending than many channel players expect.
  • Solution providers waiting for channel plans from some players

    CES: IT Firms Make Strong Consumer Electronics Push
    The biggest names in the IT industry stepped up their march to win over digital home network integrators, unveiling a blizzard of new products and technologies at last week's International Consumer Electronics Show.
  • ZyAIR B-220 Wireless LAN USB Stick
    Adding Wi-Fi networking to a notebook or desktop computer just got easier with the B-220 Wireless LAN USB Stick from ZyXel. VARs will find the product's compact, all-in-one design a real boon to those needing instant wireless connectivity.
  • Offshore Outsourcing Blues
    This week, high tech executives lobbied Congress and the Bush administration against restrictions on their ability to move jobs overseas. You won't be surprised to hear that this topic provoked the most discussion on the ChannelWeb discussion boards this week--readers went back and forth on whether government needs to step in to protect jobs, or if we're all better off if the marketplace is left unfettered.
  • Blu-ray Disc Founders say HP, Dell now support format

    Consortium: New Disc Standard On Tap For 2004
    The industry consortium evaluating the next-generation standard for optical discs has agreed to support the new, high-density Blu-ray Disc format, with rollout of the standard set for this year.
  • IBM Previews WebSphere 6.0 To ISVs
    Beating rival BEA Systems to the standards punch for the first time in recent memory, IBM this week released a developer's version of its forthcoming application server that features baked-in support for new Java standards.
  • Synnex Reports $4.13 Billion In 2003 Revenue
    In its first earnings call since becoming a public company, Synnex welcomed its new shareholders by reporting $1.35 billion for its fourth quarter ended Nov. 30 and $4.13 billion in sales for the full year in 2003.