CRN Channel News

  • Verity To Acquire Cardiff Software
    Verity stepped into a new area of information management Monday when it agreed to acquire privately held Cardiff Software, a maker of document-capture and forms-processing tools, for $50 million in cash.
  • Good Upgrades Wireless Messaging Product
    Fresh off the launch of its channel program, wireless messaging company Good Technology Tuesday unveiled a major upgrade to its flagship product, touting the new functionality at an event in downtown San Francisco.
  • HP Combines Agent Programs For Enterprise And Business Products
    Hewlett-Packard revamped its agent program by combining its business products referral and enterprise products influencer plans into a single program and for the first time has started paying agents rebates for winning new accounts for industry-standard servers.
  • VoIP Provider Vonage Hits 100,000 Subscriber Mark
    Vonage reported that more than 100,000 subscribers have signed up for its VoIP service, making it the first provider to achieve that mark. The company said it has doubled its subscriber base in less than five months.
  • IBM, HP, SAP among strategic members of independent open-source group

    UPDATE: Eclipse Foundation Unveils Board Members
    As expected, the newly independent Eclipse open-source tools organization unveiled its new board of directors Monday. To no one's surprise, the group included Big Blue.
  • Sony To Pony Up $325M For IBM Chip Plant
    Sony will invest $325 million in IBM's upstate New York semiconductor plant and work with Big Blue to produce tiny new chips for next-generation computer systems and consumer electronics.
  • Microsoft Updates Business Portal
    Microsoft's new Business Portal now builds atop the Windows SharePoint Services that are part and parcel of the Windows 2003 Server operating system.
  • Briefs Hindsight And Foresight: February 2, 2004
    VERIO EXEC JUMPS SHIP FOR LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONSCraig Schlagbaum resigned as Verio's vice president of channel sales last week and said he has accepted a job directing channel strategy at telecommunications firm Level 3 Communications.
  • KnowNow Builds Channel Network
    Infrastructure software developer KnowNow announced Monday the KnowNow Partner Program, designed to help the company build its own infrastructure of channel partners.
  • Desktop chips built at 90 nm process

    Intel Ships Prescott
    Chip maker Intel is shipping its next-generation desktop processor, previously code-named "Prescott" -- chips built on the company's 90nm process technology -- in addition to two higher-end processors with Intel's Hyper-Threading capability.
  • Product Launches At Trio Of Developer Shows

    Microsoft To Ship Speech Server In Spring
    Lest next week's IBM-sponsored EclipseCon show in Anaheim, Calif., steal Microsoft's thunder, the Redmond, Wash.-based vendor Friday shed light on some news that can be expected at a trio of developer conferences to be held in San Francisco beginning March 24.