CRN Channel News


  • Ingram: Aggressive Pricing Cuts 3Q Share
    Ingram Micro ceded some Hewlett-Packard market share in the third quarter because distribution rivals slashed their pricing on HP products, said Mike Grainger, president and worldwide COO of the Santa Ana, Calif.-based distributor.
  • A Vendor Is Not Always The 'Bad Guy'
    Pete Busam, vice president and COO of Decisive Business Systems, a Pennsauken, N.J., solution provider, thinks that VARs too often blame vendors for their difficulties. "The solution provider is ultimately responsible for the success or failure of his business," said Busam. "He is the one making the business decisions, not the vendor."
  • ShadowRAM: Novermber 10, 2003
    Sun's goal to steal market share away from Windows in the desktop OS space with its Java Desktop System, scheduled to ship in 30 days, may be more difficult than anticipated.
  • Transmeta Seeks Efficeon Support
    Transmeta has finally taken the wraps off its next-generation processor, the Efficeon TM800, but the company is still looking for major OEM and channel support.
  • SOHOs’ False Sense Of Security Opens Doors
    While firewalls have become ubiquitous among midsize and large businesses, many SOHO users choose to believe that their computers are not attractive targets to the hacker community. After all, a thief would target a mansion, not a small home.
  • Linksys, SMC Wireless Receivers Fall Short
    One of the hottest new items in the home integration craze is the wireless media receiver, which is designed to allow consumers to stream multimedia content (audio, pictures and video) from a PC to a home entertainment center, stereo or other presentation device. The CRN Test Center reviewed two receivers, the Linksys Wireless-B Media Adapter and the SMC Networks EZ-Stream Universal Wireless Multimedia Receiver, and found that both products fall far short of their intended goal.
  • HP's New Server A Good Fit For Small Businesses
    Many systems integrators have forsaken the traditional file server to sell server appliance-based solutions to the small-business market. That trend has been driven by a wealth of factors such as lower costs, easy installation and bundled applications.
  • Distributor to award top solution providers with exclusive incentives


    Tech Data Unveils Rewards Program
    Looking for a New Year's resolution worth keeping? Tech Data can help.
  • Researcher Says Media Center PCs Will Push PC-TV Sales
    A consumer electronics device called a "media center PC" that captures TV programming, digitizes it and stores programming on a hard disk drive could emerge as a key product for manufacturers over the next several years, according to a market researcher.
  • EDS Names Two Executives
    EDS on Thursday named Michael Boustridge VP for its global sales operations unit and Scot McDonald as VP, controller and chief accounting officer.
  • Key piece of economic recovery now in place


    Job Growth Surges In October
    Notions of a "jobless" economic recovery can finally be laid to rest, as data from the U.S. Labor Department show that companies added 126,000 new jobs in October, the third straight monthly increase in employment.
  • Departing Motorola CEO To Stay With Company As Consultant
    Christopher Galvin will stay on at Motorola as a consultant for two years after he leaves as chairman and chief executive of the telecommunications giant, according to a company filing Thursday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Tyco, Partners Form One-Stop Shop For RFID
    Tyco Fire and Security said Thursday it has banded with several other companies to sell integration services and technology to retailers looking to deploy electronic tags to track goods in the supply chain.
  • Offshore Outsourcing Overwhelmingly Expected To Continue
    IT spending may be showing signs of improvement, but don't expect the trend toward offshore outsourcing to abate as a result. Though companies have incrementally moved IT processes such as application development, maintenance and support operations to countries with highly skilled but significantly lower-cost workers for several years, the trend has hit critical mass in the past 12 months.
  • Java inventor Gosling joins developer division as CTO


    Sun To Release Project Rave Preview By Year's End
    Sun Microsystems will release a technology preview of its Project Rave rapid application development tool for Java by the end of the year, with a beta and formal beta program to follow sometime in 2004, a Sun executive said Thursday.
  • FTC Recommends Users Disable Windows Messenger Service
    The Federal Trade Commission Thursday took a first step in slamming a new kind of spam delivered not via e-mail, but through the backdoor of Windows Messenger Service, a technology built into Windows used by some enterprises, but totally wasted on consumers and small businesses.
  • It's Tech Built
    It's been way too long since my last update here, but at least I'm not showing up empty-handed. We've got a bunch of new features online across the ChannelWeb network of sites. First and foremost, our newest site, TechBuilder.org is live!

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