CRN Channel News


  • Two New Sub-$1,000 Color Printers For SMB Market
    Laser printer prices have dropped dramatically over the past few years, with several color lasers now selling for less than $1,000. The CRN Test Center looked at two color printers priced in the $1,000 range that still offer high quality.
  • i2 Telecom's InternetTalker Gateway Offers Cost-Effective But Limited VoIP
    The recent market explosion in voice-over IP services and products has brought the technology to the forefront of businesses both large and small. But with VoIP still far from being the plug-and-play solution desired by smaller businesses, solution providers have become key players in selecting and deploying the technology. What's more, many of the products on the market are evolving into niche solutions, forcing SMB adopters to rely more than ever on solution providers.
  • Sybase 'Orchestrates' New Business Processes
    Sybase is paying more attention to the channel lately and is combining its application development and mobility offerings. The Sybase Integration Orchestrator server is a key part of that.
  • New regulation aims to level playing field for government contracts


    Small Guys Win Big
    In a move that some describe as a victory for the little guys, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) this week will enact a new regulation that paves the way for smaller solution providers to compete with larger organizations for government contracts.
  • Retools program, lowers bar for qualification


    Samsung Revs Up Power Partner
    Samsung Electronics is reorganizing its Power Partner channel program and will cut in half the threshold for solution providers to qualify for monthly financial incentives, a company executive said.
  • Verio Launches Government Channel Program
    Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications, on Friday said it plans to create one of the first vertically focused partner programs in the managed hosting space for the federal government sector.
  • Report: 'Tumultuous Changes' Coming To Desktop PCs
    Outwardly showing little change in recent years, the venerable desktop PC will begin getting a makeover in the second half of 2004, with the movement creating "tumultuous transformations" in the PC industry, according to a new study.
  • Says late booking of contracts to inflate quarterly sales figures was widespread


    Computer Associates Ex-VP Pleads Guilty To Obstruction Of Justice
    A former senior vice president for Computer Associates International Inc. pleaded guilty to obstructing justice Thursday, saying the company had a "widespread practice" of allowing the late booking of contracts to inflate quarterly sales figures.
  • Qwest Looks To Channel To Boost Government, Wireless Sales
    Qwest Communications International has not fully rid itself of the financial hardships it encountered in 2002, but channel partners have played a huge part in helping the firm erase more than $9 billion of debt in 2003, Qwest executives said today.
  • SAP Finishes Off Tough Year With Losing Quarter
    Last year's tough economic conditions took a toll on SAP. The German software maker's 2003 revenue fell 5% to $8.93 billion from $9.42 billion the year before. For its fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2003, revenue was $2.82 billion, down 3% from $2.89 billion the same time a year ago.
  • NetSuite Beefs Up Analytics Capabilities
    ASP pure-play NetSuite, which offers suites of accounting and business management applications services, announced Thursday that it dramatically beefed-up capabilities for its business-intelligence dashboards. Dashboards, which present continually updated metrics on business performance, have become among the hottest front-end applications in the BI market.
  • CEO: Company saw record shipments, revenue and profit


    Maxtor Beats 4Q Expectations
    Disk-drive maker Maxtor narrowly eclipsed Wall Street's expectations for its revenue and profit for the fourth quarter of 2003, turning in sales of $1.17 billion and a profit of $38 million, compared with revenue of $1.03 billion and a net of $3.5 million for the year-ago quarter.

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