CRN Channel News

  • 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.
  • IBM Acquistion Expands Vendors' POS Presence
    IBM's recent purchase of self-checkout vendor Productivity Solutions Inc. (PSI) should lower the bar to entry for solution providers eager to gain access to the growing market, allowing them to purchase both point-of-sale and self-service products from a single vendor.
  • Beyond Digital Hype
    Ingram Micro and Tech Data will hit the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas with a strong mission and enthusiasm for a new market.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Byron Sebastian, BEA
    CRN Technical Editor Mario Morejon recently met with Byron Sebastian, vice president and general manager AT BEA Systems' WebLogic Workshop and Portal Group, who offered advice on overcoming some of today's technical hurdles when building Web services and a service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Stewart Krentzman, Oki Data America
    CRN Editor/NEWS Steven Burke and Senior Editor Edward F. Moltzen met recently with Stewart Krentzman, CEO of Oki Data America, A maker of printers, copiers and other technology, WHO SPOKE about the company's business and channel strategies. Here are excerpts from that interview: