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  • Budding Raises
    Solution providers showed their employees some green last year as the technology industry moved toward recovery, according to data from CRN's 2004 Salary Survey. This special report also digs into the issues of experience, gender, certification and geography, as well how the recent surge in outsourcing is affecting technicians and managers.
  • Remembering An Era: The Show Goes


    Love It Or Hate It, Comdex Produced Lots Of Memories And Business
    If you're like me, last week's news that Comdex 2004 had been canceled came as no surprise. Yet despite the expectation that this was inevitable, the decision to shut the show down and try to resurrect it in 2005 elicits mixed emotions.
  • Businesses Ready To Commit
    One key data point usually missing from reports of business technology spending plans is the respondents' level of commitment to these plans.
  • D&H To Carry Sony's Vaio
    D&H Distributing signed a deal to distribute Sony's Vaio notebooks to solution providers. D&H has distributed Sony products including digital cameras, storage devices and consumer-electronics wares for more than a decade, and joins Ingram Micro and Tech Data as distributors for the Vaio line.
  • Zyxel Curbs Bandwith Woes
    The explosion of multimedia applications, video and digital convergence is demanding more and more bandwidth from network infrastructures. Incorporating Gigabit Ethernet into a network of desktop PCs is a proven solution to bandwidth problems, but it is so costly that most small companies cannot afford it.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Dave Goulden, EMC
    Earlier this month, storage vendor EMC said it would combine its Legato Systems, Documentum and legacy EMC OSO software units into one unit"the EMC Software Group"as it pursues its solution-focused Information Life-cycle Management Strategy. CRN Senior Editor Edward F. Moltzen spoke with David Goulden, EMC's executive vice president for customer operations, about THIS STRATEGY, AMONG other topics.
  • New chipset brings advanced audio, graphics


    Intel Sees Grantsdale As Key To Convergence
    Intel recently took the wraps off its long-awaited Grantsdale chipset, touting the product as a key ingredient in its grand plan for convergence among computing, communications and content.
  • Serial ATA An Option For Hitachi Arrays
    Hitachi Data Systems became the latest top-tier storage vendor to jump on the Serial ATA bandwagon with its recent introduction of a SATA option for its midrange arrays.
  • Paying The Piper
    While large solution providers tend to pay better than their smaller counterparts, when it comes to handing out raises smaller companies proved to be a little more generous last year.
  • Outsourcing Fear Factor
    Close to half of solution providers polled in the 2004 CRN Salary Survey believe the practice of outsourcing certain projects—or pieces of certain projects—to offshore talent will put a damper on salaries.
  • South Is On The Rise
    Solution providers in the southeastern United States handed out the largest raises last year, apparently becoming early beneficiaries of the still-spotty economic recovery.
  • Gentlemen First
    While average compensation began to rise again in 2003 after two years of sluggish growth, not all boats rose equally with tide. For one thing, solution providers handed out bigger raises to male managers than their female counterparts last year, according to the 2004 CRN Salary Survey.
  • Experience Counts For Less
    Veteran employees with more than 10 years of experience had a tougher time getting raises than those with less experience, according to the 2004 CRN Salary Survey.
  • Spotty Recovery, Budding Raises
    In a sign that the technology industry has moved toward recovery, solution providers began handing out solid pay raises in 2003, according to data from the 2004 CRN Salary Survey.
  • 2004 Salary Survey Contents
    A comphrehensive look at trends in compensation in 2003 for solution providers, based on location, certifications, solution provider size, snd other criteria.