CRN Channel News

  • N-able Debuts Security Event Manager Add-On
    N-able Technologies aims to turn systems integrators into managed service providers. To help in that transition, the Canadian company Monday introduced new software and a partner program designed to give solution providers easy access to recurring revenue streams.
  • Dell Uses Free E-Mail To Woo XChange Participants
    Dell Computer was front and center at CMP Media's XChange Solution Provider conference in Nashville, Tenn., wooing solution providers in front of the registration desk and inviting partners to a private suite to check out the "latest deals" on Dell products.
  • Deal Would Let Intel Partners Resell Sprint PCS Wireless Service

    Intel, Sprint PCS In Marketing Alliance
    Sprint PCS Business Solutions has entered into a marketing and sales alliance with Intel, which will give Intel channel partners the chance to resell Sprint PCS wireless voice and data products and services on top of their current hardware sales, the companies said.
  • Toshiba Offers Scalable, Affordable Functionality
    Toshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD) has introduced the next generation of its Tecra M2 notebook PC, giving solution providers and their SMB to enterprise customers a lot of power in a slim footprint.
  • Warever Computing Aims To Bring Wireless To Small, Midsize Business
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  • Security, Wireless, Storage Top Of Mind For Partners
    Solution providers attending the first day of CMP Media's XChange Solution Provider conference in Nashville, Tenn., said they are looking to get a heads-up on hot new technology products, including security, wireless and storage.
  • Vitagliano promises increased benefits for Premier partners

    IBM Set To Revamp PartnerWorld Program
    IBM is poised to revamp its four separate PartnerWorld offerings into a single program that could provide a bigger financial return for its Premier partners.
  • Wi-Fi Technology Roundup: New Technologies Drive New Products
    The level of innovation around Wi-Fi technologies will continue to increase as vendors offer new wireless products to integrate into their existing wired product lines; expand the features and functionality of their existing wireless products; make it easier to deploy and mange more complex wireless networks; and take advantage of the emerging 802.11g and 802.11a products and lower-cost chipsets to include broader support for different wireless standards. VARs that are not familiar with wireless technologies should turn their radios on and get more involved.
  • Part of an ongoing series on 'How To Run Your Business Better'

    Maximizing Solution Provider Profitability In An Up Economy
    If you're like most solution providers, your profitability lately has increased a bit, thanks in large part to the rapidly improving IT economy. If you're like a subset of VARs, IT consultants and resellers, however, your profitability has zoomed disproportionately.
  • Vitagliano presents plan to recognize all solution provider partners regardless

    IBM Plans PartnerWorld Program Upgrades
    IBM is fleshing out plans to consolidate its PartnerWorld program to enable partners to have a single interface with the company, allowing them to capitalize on the amount of business they do overall with Big Blue.
  • Dralasoft SOAPs Up Workflow Engine
    Business process management (BPM) pure-play Dralasoft took aim at the Web-services market Monday with the launch of an extensive SOAP interface for its workflow engine.
  • Salesnet Finds New Direction In GPS Strategy
    CRM application service provider Salesnet on Monday added a new wrinkle: Besides offering CRM software as a service, it now will provide online services around configuration and integration.
  • Seagate To Offer Lindows Drives, Extra Warranty Support
    Disk drive maker Seagate will roll out a new channel strategy next month, focusing more attention on solutions for the white-box channel, a company executive told systems builders. The company will also roll out a program for offering low-cost, additional warranty protection on its drives.
  • Channel advocate says HP cannot cut resellers out of the equation

    XChange Keynote: Faletra Sounds Off On HP, IBM, Outsourcing
    Robert Faletra, the president of CMP's Channel Group, on Monday gave several hundred solution providers attending this week's CMP XChange Solution Provider conference in Nashville his no-holds-barred, on-the-record view on everything from Hewlett-Packard's and IBM's channel strategies, to the impact of outsourcing, the future of distribution and hot new technology opportunities.