CRN Channel News

  • More drives selling out of the channel than into it

    Western Digital CEO: Channel Inventory Balancing Out
    Western Digital's CEO said channel inventory of hard drives is burning off this quarter, with major drive manufacturers selling less product into the channel than out.
  • EDS Loses $354 Million in 4Q
    Electronic Data Systems swung to a loss of $354 million in the fourth quarter after writing down the value of a big contract with the Navy that the company is trying to renegotiate.
  • Apple CFO Announces Retirement
    Apple Computer on Thursday said Fred Anderson, the company's chief financial officer for nearly eight years, would retire on June 1.
  • Chief technology evangelist cites business reasons for company's decision

    Sun Continues To Waffle On Possibility of Joining Eclipse
    Executives from Sun Microsystems continue to speak out of both sides of their mouths when it comes to the possibility of Sun joining the Eclipse Foundation.
  • Level 3 Narrows Loss
    Level 3 Communications Inc., one of the largest Internet-backbone companies, on Thursday posted a narrower loss for the fourth quarter, and said it expected market conditions to remain "challenging" through 2004.
  • Solution provider earns $12 million, or 25 cents per share

    Insight Beats 4Q Expectations
    Insight Enterprises beat Wall Street projections by earning $12 million, or 25 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2003. The results compare with a loss of $78.1 million, or $1.70 per share, in the year-ago quarter. Thomson Financial/First Call had projected earnings of 21 cents per share.
  • Gateway Adds High-Margin Services To ProNet
    Continuing to beef up its channel program as it tries to restructure its business model around VARs and consumer electronics, Gateway this week announced a series of support services that should help resellers see an increase in margins.
  • Employment Data Could Be A Plus For The Channel
    Economic data released by the government this week indicates the economy is showing solid and sustainable growth and business investment in technology equipment is increasing at a healthy pace.
  • CRN Interview: Pat Lewis, Qwest
    During a spare moment at Qwest Communication's Q.Marketplace partner event last month, Pat Lewis, senior vice president of Qwest Business Partner Program sales, sat down with CRN Section Editor Matt Villano to discuss the telecommunication company's channel strategy, compensation and best practices.
  • RFID Integration Revenue Expected To Surpass Product Revenue
    IT consulting companies handling the integration of radio-frequency technology into customers' supply chains are expected to collect more in revenue by 2007 then vendors supplying the hardware and software used in tracking the movement of goods, a market research firm said Wednesday.
  • Systems integrator continues to benefit from transition to services-lead model

    CompuCom Records Solid Quarter, Year
    CompuCom Systems reported an overall decline in net income for 2003, but executives said gross margins from services surpassed 50 percent for the first time during a full-year period.