CRN Channel News

  • NetGear Reports Sales Up 31 Percent
    NetGear Wednesday reported first-quarter sales that climbed 31 percent over last year, bolstered by the introduction of a dozen new products during the quarter.
  • The View From Veritas
    This week in Las Vegas, Veritas has attracted some 3,400 attendees to its annual user and partner conference. The message this week: We've got the independent, hardware-neutral solution that paves the way for organizations to adopt utility computing. But there's some question as to how many companies can really embrace this model. CEO Gary Bloom addresses this and other issues head-on in an interview with VARBusiness senior executive editor T.C. Doyle, which has been edited for length and clarity below.
  • New WLAN engine, outdoor access point/bridge also unveiled

    Cisco Adds Wireless To Catalyst 6500 Switch
    Cisco Systems on Wednesday introduced wireless functionality for its popular Catalyst 6500 Series Switch to allow fast, secure roaming between access points without losing a connection.
  • Windows XP, WinServer and Visual Studio 2003 support announced for Extended

    Gates: 64-Bit Desktop Computing Will Be Mainstream In Two Years
    Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates predicted that 64-bit computing will become mainstream in the PC industry over the next two years because of 32-bit extended technology that preserves customers' existing investments.
  • Sun Microsystems Opens RFID Tag Plant
    Sun Microsystems is opening a Dallas-area facility on Wednesday to test radio tags for tracking consumer products and improving inventory control in stores.
  • Sun Microsystems Opens RFID Tag Plant
    Sun Microsystems is opening a Dallas-area facility on Wednesday to test radio tags for tracking consumer products and improving inventory control in stores.
  • Coming soon: advanced connectivity, wireless, migration tools

    Gates Promises Longhorn Beta In 2005 Despite Security Concerns
    Microsoft has recommitted to releasing Longhorn, its next-generation Windows client and server, into beta testing in 2005 even though its chairman acknowledged that security concerns threaten his dream of enabling seamless connectivity and Web services.
  • WebSphere Studio, Rational updates to be released simultaneously

    IBM's Tool-Timing Plan
    IBM this week plans to unveil simultaneous updates to its WebSphere Studio toolset and the IBM Rational Suite of developer tools,a move in line with IBM's strategy to merge its myriad developer offerings into a unified platform.
  • Channel-Only ASP Entellium Officially Launches CRM Service
    CRM solution providers that want a piece of the attention focused on but are worried about building a business on onetime referral fees now have a new hosted CRM service to consider. Officially launching its U.S. operations on Tuesday, Malaysia-based Entellium will sell its software-as-service only through the channel.
  • VARBusiness 500 Sneak Preview
    This is the Big Issue dedicated to the Big Ones. This year's VARBusiness 500 coverage dissects the industry's largest solution providers in a number of exciting ways. We also have the richest data set VARBusiness has ever collected on these organizations.
  • Interim CA CEO Cron To Channel: We’re Committed To You
    Ken Cron, interim CEO of Computer Associates International, said this week in an open letter to channel partners that the internal audit just completed by CA's board of directors did in fact reveal wrongdoing in regard to the company's previous accounting practices.
  • First new servers since acquiring eMachines

    Gateway Introduces New Entry-Level Servers For Channel
    Gateway this week is introducing its first new servers since it acquired eMachines in February, and is looking for the channel to help it combat low-price offerings from rivals such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM.
  • Microsoft adopting new reseller agreement, cutting partner fees

    MBS Partner Plans
    Microsoft Business Solutions partners who were worried about losing their hold on the company's ERP products can relax.
  • Joyce Replaces Elix At IBM Global Services
    IBM CFO John R. Joyce is in and Doug Elix is out as senior vice president and group executive of IBM Global Services, the largest integrator in North America. Elix has been named IBM senior vice president and group executive of sales and distribution. Both senior vice presidents will report to IBM chairman and CEO Sam Palmisano.