CRN Channel News


  • Electronics giant rolls out new platform; says technology part of new standard


    Panasonic Exec: Next Step In Consumer Electronics Is Connectivity
    Panasonic's top A/V executive said his company is now working under a new blueprint for digital convergence, saying it will guide future product development and margin opportunities along with technological advances.
  • Philips Execs Pledge Business Renewal
    At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, two of Philips' top senior executives pledged to reinvent the company's business model and grow its presence in the North American market.
  • Linksys Unveils Wireless DVD Player At CES
    Linksys, the wireless networking unit of Cisco Systems, said it would soon launch a new wireless, networkable DVD player that allows streaming of several kinds of digital media throughout the home.
  • Execs spell out 2004 A/V, IT road maps at CES


    Sony Banking On High CE Growth
    Electronics giant Sony, banking on a year of strong growth in segments, including HDTV, wireless networking for digital media and a content-fueled upgrade to newer notebooks and PDAs, Wednesday spelled out a broad 2004 product strategy.
  • New client software gives home users multiroom access to digital content


    Microsoft Extends Reach Of Windows Media Center
    In an speech at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Wednesday night, Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates unveiled the Windows Media Center Extender, a new software client designed to give Media Center PC users access to digital content from any room in their home, regardless of where their computer is located.
  • Gates Outlines Digital Vision, New Products and Services
    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates said his company will take broad steps to better integrate audio, video and information into electronics and PC technologies in 2004, including advances to MSN, its Media Center PC and vision for the digital home.
  • Grand Central Opens Doors To Next Release
    Grand Central Communications Wednesday released the latest edition of its integration service. The three-year-old company, which originally described itself as a Web services orchestration service, switched to the integration message when its founder, Halsey Minor, took the helm this summer.
  • IBM Cutting 300 Software Jobs
    IBM Corp. is slashing 300 software jobs in a realignment of resources that has been happening periodically at the technology titan, executives said Wednesday.
  • CRM Put To the Challenge
    As with any major financial-services institution, a single JPM Chase customer may have various credit-card accounts, mortgages, personal checking accounts and multiple business relationships. Yet because each one falls into a different repository, it's difficult to get a holistic view of a customer. Hence, a customer calling in with an inactive $500 checking account may actually do millions of dollars of business with the firm, yet customer service reps won't realize they are dealing with a top client.
  • It’s been one year since the Chase-IBM Global deal


    Getting Down To Business
    One year after signing perhaps the most significant commercial IT outsourcing deal to date, JPMorgan Chase and IBM Global Services (IGS) have completed the transition of personnel and assets and are now ready for the hard part: consolidating a complex hodgepodge of data centers and network topologies into a common infrastructure. In achieving that goal, the second-largest financial-services firm in the United States will get what it signed on for--the ability to pay only for the infrastructure it uses.
  • EarthLink Cutting Another 1,300 Jobs
    EarthLink Inc. is cutting another 1,300 jobs, or 40 percent of its work force, and outsourcing the work of some of its call centers to other companies as part of a major restructuring that started a year ago.
  • IBM Unveils New 4-Way Blade Server
    IBM on Wednesday unveiled a high-density extension to its blade server line which fits up to seven 4-way servers into a 7U rack-mount footprint.

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