CRN Channel News

  • HP's Revenue Growth Up
    Hewlett-Packard posted increases in both revenue and earnings for the first quarter of 2004 in what chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina called the company's "most balanced profit performance since the [HP-Compaq] merger."
  • Maximizer Updates Enterprise App
    Maximizer Software on Thursday presented its channel partners with a major upgrade to its customer-centric software that spans organizational departments.
  • Outsourcing Deals Are Smaller, But Increasing In Number
    The trend in outsourcing deals is toward smaller agreements focusing on specific business objectives, rather than the full-service, 10-year, multi-billion-dollar contracts that dominated the industry in the past, a market research group said Thursday.
  • BEA Tops $1 Billion
    BEA Systems had its first billion-dollar year in fiscal 2003, company executives said Thursday.
  • Acquisition would let distributor offer marketing services to solution providers

    Synnex Agrees to Purchase BSA Sales
    Synnex has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BSA Sales for approximately $4.5 million in a cash-for-stock transaction, according to the companies.
  • TippingPoint Aligns With Dell On Security
    TippingPoint Technologies upped the ante in the emerging intrusion-prevention market this week with an update of its security appliance and the signing of a reseller deal with Dell.
  • Exec spells out new communications rollouts

    Intel To Roll Out Front-End, Back-End Advances In Handhelds, WiMAX
    Intel will take several steps this year to boost performance of cell phones and PDAs, releasing new memory and processors that are smaller and consume less power, Intel Executive Vice President Sean Maloney said Thursday.
  • A Leaner Nortel Has Ambitious Agenda That Includes Partnering
    It's been a long haul for Nortel, a poster-child victim of the telecom-equipment market crash that preceded the dot-com bust by a year or so. But having slogged its way through a torrent of layoffs, closings and consolidation, a now-significantly leaner Nortel is looking to resurrect itself anew. And with no signs that the growth of data traffic worldwide will abate anytime soon, Nortel CEO Frank Dunn says he, for one, is in a decidedly better mood today than he was just one year ago.
  • M&A Wave Takes a New Twist In 2004
    As in any year, the IT industry in 2004 will have plenty of technology buzzwords. Some likely ones are VPNs, home networks, grid computing, outsourcing and, unfortunately, viruses and worms.
  • NTT Develops Stamp-Sized 1GB Mobile Media
    Japan's Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) said this week that it will commercialize a new type of read-only storage media that is the size of a postage stamp and have 1 GB of capacity. The company said it expects the new media to be used in phones and other mobile devices.
  • Review: Roxio Tames Media Management With Easy Media Creator
    Manipulating digital-media content and burning CDs and DVDs and has never been as easy as vendors would have end users believe, but Santa Clara, Calif.-based Roxio aims to ease both tasks with version 7 of Easy Media Creator, which started shipping on Feb. 17.
  • IBM Loses Another Round In Pension Case
    IBM owes back payments - possibly worth billions of dollars - to 140,000 older employees who were harmed when the technology giant converted to a new kind of pension plan in the 1990s, a federal judge has ruled.
  • Sun Preps Java Studio Creator Beta
    Sun Microsystems Wednesday said it planned to release in spring a beta version of its Sun Java Studio Creator, which offers developers a simplified development model for building web applications.