CRN Channel News


  • Industry Crackdown Appears To Be Slowing Music Downloads
    The recording industry's legal onslaught against Internet song-swappers appears to be having its desired effect. The percentage of Americans who download music online has been sliced in half, according to a report released Sunday.
  • But getting money remains challenge for many VARs


    Fed Spending With Disabled Vet-Owned Businesses To Boom, Study Says
    A study released this month predicts $2.8 billion in federal IT opportunity for service disabled veteran-owned businesses (SDVOB) by fiscal year 2009. But for the set-aside category to achieve such lofty financial expectations, government agencies will have to think outside the box to meet their 3 percent mandate.
  • Visualization Technologies Enliven Web Searches
    As wonderful as Internet search engines are, they have a pretty big flaw. They often deliver too much information, and a lot of it isn't quite what we're looking for. Who really bothers to read the dozens of pages of results that Google generates?
  • Integrators can help home users answer the wired or wireless question


    Wired Vs. Wireless Sparks Debate
    Should home networking users go wired or wireless? According to many home integrators, the answer is, It depends.
  • AOL Cites Top Spam Topics
    What do Oprah Winfrey, mortgage rates and online pharmacies have in common? All were cited in the most commonly sent spam messages of 2003, says America Online.
  • E-mail: Where It's Going
    E-mail is mutating, and within five years will both recede into a background of ubiquity and blend with an even wider range of collaborative functions, according to predictions made by a messaging research firm.
  • ATI Takes Wraps Off Channel Programs
    Looking to raise the profile of graphics capabilities as a differentiating component for custom-system builders, ATI Technologies recently launched two channel programs, the first focusing on general system builders and the second on integrators selling Fire GL graphics cards. The vendor also hired a new director of North American channel sales, Larry McIntosh.
  • D&H in the game; Tech Data initiative slated for next month


    Ingram Adds Digital Focus, Echoes Others' Strategies
    Ingram Micro, on the eve of the International Consumer Electronics Show, this week becomes the latest broadline IT distributor to adopt a strategy for the digital home.
  • Intel Hopes To Drive Home Its Convergence Message
    Chip maker Intel, which has largely stayed away from outside trade shows for the past several years, will use the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week to tout a home convergence strategy that is key to its future growth.
  • Autonomic Computing: Fantasy Or Reality?
    It's a network administrator's dream,a system that identifies, isolates and repairs glitches all by itself. As thresholds are reached, servers reallocate resources automatically. When a virus or hacker intrudes, the network responds without involving humans at all, eliminating threats and learning from the incidents so they don't occur again. As a result, the technology reduces overall IT cost of ownership by as much as 50 percent.
  • Avnet Hall-Mark: Go Vertical
    Avnet Hall-Mark's Hewlett-Packard Business Unit launched a new vertical market program last month in an effort to help solution providers build practices in healthcare, manufacturing and financial verticals.

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