CRN Channel News

  • VeriSign To Manage RFID Tags For Consumer Items
    The company that manages the Internet's core directory - and has been criticized for trying to take undue advantage of its position - has been hired to perform a similar role in the developing system for radio-frequency identification tags on consumer products.
  • Two executives form team to plot channel reogranization

    McDonnell, Vertrees To Design New HP Channel
    Hewlett-Packard has assigned marketing executive Jim McDonnell and channel executive Dan Vertrees to rearchitect the vendor's commercial and enterprise channel organizations into a single group, according to an internal company memo obtained by CRN.
  • EDS Buys The Feld Group, Hires Founder
    EDS, the second largest integrator in North America with $21.5 billion in sales, has purchased Dallas-based IT consultancy The Feld Group and named its founder, Charlie Feld, to run its Portfolio Management division. In addition, the Plano, Texas-based company (No. 2 on the VARBusiness 500) bought Feld's privately held tech management firm for about $41 million in cash and $48 million in restricted stock, warrants and options.
  • Could happen in first half of 2004, according to parent company

    Westcon Group Considering IPO
    Westcon Group is considering an IPO during the first half of 2004, according to parent company Datatec Ltd.
  • Agent model will pay partners fees of between 5 percent and 10 percent

    Citrix Launches Solution Advisor Rewards Program
    Citrix Systems launched its long-awaited agent program at its annual Solutions Summit conference this week in Orlando, Fla.
  • TheServerSide.Net provides developer with resources, news

    The Middleware Company Launches .Net Online Community
    The Middleware Co. has launched a new online community for .Net developers, a move that represents a shift in the company's strategy toward supporting a broader group of enterprise developers.
  • Oracle Names Longtime CFO As New Chairman
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Business software maker Oracle Corp. named its longtime chief financial officer Jeff Henley as chairman, replacing its colorful co-founder Larry Ellison, who will remain as the company's chief executive.
  • Enterprise Partners Ready For HIP Replacement
    Richard Baldwin, CEO of Nth Generation Computing recently visited Hewlett Packard's manufacturing facility in Houston to see the progress HP has made in providing faster turnaround of inventory.
  • Update: Stellent To Buy Optika , iPhrase Takes Banter In Consolidation
    With the ink barely dry on other content management merger agreements, Stellent plans to buy Optika in a stock and cash deal valued at about $59 million. And iPhrase Technologies, a provider of natural language search technology, bought Banter Technologies, a maker of automated e-mail and voice-response systems.
  • Siemens Sells More Of Its Infineon Stake
    Siemens AG said Monday it has sold 150 million shares in its former subsidiary Infineon, reducing its stake in the chip maker to about 19 percent and earning the German electronics and engineering giant 600 million euros ( $770 million).