CRN Channel News

  • Making Things Simpler
    Sun Microsystems this week becomes the latest vendor to overhaul its channel organization in a bid to make it easier to attract,and keep,partners.
  • ShadowRAM: April 19, 2004
    First there was Janet Jackson, now comes Novell. Chris Stone, Novell's co-chairman, exhibited some mock Novell ads at last week's MySQL users conference in Orlando, Fla. One showed a harried and hairy-looking fellow with a certain finger displaced in his nose and the wording: "The finger. What you can give your competition now that Novell is in the Linux business."
  • IBM sees 1Q growth of 11 percent; EMC up 35 percent for quarter

    IBM, EMC Revenue Rises
    Despite tepid results from Intel, other industry bellwethers, IBM and EMC, logged strong quarters, with IBM saying the long-awaited corporate hardware refresh cycle is in progress.
  • New IP Telephone Set Boasts High Voice Quality
    IP-based solutions are increasingly being used as alternatives to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). IP-based solutions are a cheaper alternative to traditional telephone options and, currently, many back-office aspects of IP telephony such as billing, charging and roaming are not subject to local or government regulations.
  • 80GB SimpleDrive Deluxe Portable
    External hard drives help meet the security needs of the government, medical and financial verticals since they can be locked away at the end of the day. In the medical, graphical, development, engineering, videography and financial fields they also allow large files and datasets to be passed between users and workstations easily.
  • Ingram Micro Launches New Service Program
    The world's largest IT distributor refurbished virtually every aspect of its customer-service offerings with the introduction of a bold, new program dubbed Choice Advantage.
  • Indian Software Companies Top $1B Mark, But Worries Remain
    India's third-largest software exporter, Wipro, said Friday that its revenue for the latest fiscal year surpassed US$1 billion for the first time on rising orders from American companies--giving another boost to one of the country's biggest industries.
  • IBM Reports Positive Financials
    Buoyed by growth across nearly all of IBM's business units, company CFO John Joyce said this week that Big Blue's first-quarter financial performance is a clear indicator that customers are finally spending again on IT systems and infrastructure.
  • Sun's Q3 Not Too Bright
    The recently beleaguered Sun Microsystems reported heavy losses for its fiscal 2004 third quarter on Thursday, April 15. The disappointing results actually met analysts' expectations but showed how much the company has struggled of late as it tries to right its struggling server business and deal with layoffs and reorganization at its top levels.
  • Nokia Posts 1Q Profit But Warns Of 2Q Revenue, Earnings Drop
    Confirming it missed expectations in its flagship mobile phones unit, Nokia on Friday reported lower earnings and sales for the first quarter and lowered forecasts for the second quarter amid increased competition from American and Asian rivals.
  • Reports 12th straight quarter of revenue decline

    Sun Posts $760M Loss For 3Q
    Sun Microsystems, as projected earlier this month, Thursday posted a major loss for its fiscal 2004 third quarter, its 12th consecutive quarter of declining year-over-year revenue.
  • Hardware revenue jumps 16 percent in first quarter, software up 11 percent

    IBM's CFO Says Corporate Hardware Refresh Fuels Growth
    IBM's CFO said the company is finally benefiting from a long-awaited hardware refresh cycle that helped drive hardware revenues up 16 percent for its fiscal first quarter.
  • Siebel Earnings Dramatically Up, Revenue Flat For The Quarter
    Siebel Systems on Thursday matched the revenue and earnings results it had promised investors and analysts earlier in the month. For the first quarter ended March 31, the San Mateo, Calif., company reported earnings of $31.7 million, or 6 cents a share, compared with $4.6 million, or a penny per share, last year. Despite this dramatic 580 percent increase in earnings, total revenue remained relatively flat at $329.3 million, compared with $332.8 million in the same quarter a year ago--a 1 percent decline.