CRN Channel News


  • Centrino refresh set for early '05


    Intel To Delay Sonoma Launch
    Intel has decided to delay the formal launch of its Sonoma mobile processor from the second half of 2004 to early 2005, according to company sources.
  • System Builders On The Rise
    Among custom-system builders, optimism is running high. A strong uptick in sales through the first half of this year has convinced more than a few system builders that good times are likely to keep rolling at least through 2005.
  • HP's former channel chief surprises partners by assuming SMB post


    Gilroy Switches Jobs
    Kevin Gilroy stunned solution providers last week when he relinquished his position as head of the vendor's Solution Partners Organization to head up HP's worldwide SMB sales effort.
  • IBM Posts Strong Q2 Results
    IBM posted strong second-quarter results this week, beating analysts' expectations for revenue and profit.
  • Juniper Rolls Out Routers
    Juniper Networks recently acknowledged the second anniversary of its T640 routing platform, the industry's first core routing platform deployed that delivers high-availability, reliability and intelligent services at multiterabit scale.
  • Microsoft's MSN Buys E-Mail Search Firm
    Microsoft MSN online division has bought e-mail search firm Lookout, as part of efforts to improve its own search technology and compete with Google and Yahoo.
  • Beats earnings estimates despite big software deal deferrals


    IBM Reaffirms Full Year Estimates
    Despite deferrals in some big software deals at the end of the quarter, IBM posted better than expected second quarter earnings and reaffirmed its full year earnings and sales estimates.
  • Sun Discloses 'Mini-Tender' Offer
    Sun Microsystems has received a copy of a mini-tender offer made to stockholders for up to 25 million shares, or less than 1 percent of outstanding common stock.
  • Federal-Sized Frustrations
    A staffing shortage reminiscent of the dot-com days has sent solution providers scrambling to find alternatives to passing up opportunities.
  • AMD Continues Rebound With Strong Q2
    Boosted by strong demand for flash memory and its 32/64-bit hybrid processors, AMD yesterday reported second-quarter sales of $1.26 billion and net income of $32 million.
  • Revenue beats expectations; AMD64, flash get credit


    AMD Meets Wall Street Expectations
    Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices barely eclipsed Wall Street expectations for reported revenue in the second quarter, and met expectations for its profit, with the company reporting sales of its 64-bit processors remaining brisk.
  • Former HP channel chief promises to be channel evangelist


    Gilroy Bids Team Adieu In E-mail
    Former Hewlett-Packard channel chief Kevin Gilroy said in an e-mail letter to his staff that HP's Solution Partner Organization will be in good hands as it transitions to new leadership.
  • CRN Interview: Jeff Raikes, Microsoft
    Jeff Raikes, group vice president, Informaion Worker Business at Microsoft, sheds some light on the software giant's Information Worker strategy and its reliance on partners.
  • IBM Boosts Analytics Portfolio With Acquisition
    Continuing to buy up companies whose technology or expertise it covets, IBM this week announced plans to buy business-intelligence (BI) middleware vendor Alphablox in a deal aimed at spicing up Big Blue's BI capabilities.
  • Cisco To Eliminate eAgent
    Cisco has quietly informed its partners that it will be discontinuing its eAgent procurement program as of July 31.