CRN Channel News

  • Exec says door not shut on future channel program

    <i>CRN</i> Interview: Mike Evans, Red Hat
    Red Hat Vice President of Partner Development Mike Evans and CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney recently discussed why the company's planned SMB program was shelved and how and why the company's channel initiatives will be different from those of more traditional channel companies. Evans initially was named Red Hat's channel chief in February 2003. At the time, Red Hat planned to have a channel program up and running by the end of that year.
  • CRN Interview: Gary Quinn, Computer Associates
    Computer Associates International says it has embarked on an ambitious new effort to court alternative sales channels and align its corporate culture more towards partnering and bundled IT services. Leading this effort will be CA Executive Vice President Gary Quinn, who spoke with CRN Senior Editor Dan Neel about his plans.
  • Some integrators can't wait to untangle wires and wireless issues. Their mantra: Make it easy

    Alternative Networking
    Some integrators can't wait to untangle the wired/wireless issue in home networking. Their new mantra: Make it easy. Their solution: No new wires.
  • SEC Formally Probing Nortel Restatement
    Nortel Networks said the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a formal order of investigation into the company's previous restatement of financial results for certain periods.
  • Briefs: Hindsight And Foresight, April 5, 2004
    INTEL'S BARRETT RECEIVES 41 PERCENT BONUS INCREASE IN 2003Intel CEO Craig Barrett's bonus jumped 41 percent in 2003, although his salary remained unchanged from the previous year, according to a regulatory filing.
  • QandA: Ballmer, McNealy Tout Landmark Tech Pact
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy on Friday spoke with the press about the landmark 10-year technology-sharing pact the two companies signed, ending a long-standing technology and legal feud. Below are excerpts from the question-and-answer session with the press.
  • News Analysis: Peace In Our Time?
    Picture this. A lone engineer toils away in an empty lab during Sun Microsystems' July 4th shutdown. Even the halls are empty when, suddenly, he sees what appears to be Bill Gates wandering by himself along the corridors of Sun's kingdom. Classic cartoon double take. It can't be. The engineer shrugs it off and goes back to work.
  • Behind the Sun-Microsoft Surprise Alliance
    Though it lasted but a few minutes, the phone call that Sun CEO Scott McNealy placed to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer a year ago may ultimately go down as one of the most significant, if not historic, in the storied histories of these two technology giants.
  • Test Center: Windows XP SP 2 Delivers Some Promised Security Ehancements
    The highly anticipated release of Windows XP Service Pack 2 looms on the horizon, leaving many to wonder if operating system update will be a cure for many of the security ills surrounding Windows XP. Months in the making, Microsoft promises the new service pack--set to ship by the end of the second quarter--promises to better secure Windows XP from attacks, such as the Blaster worm and buffer overruns, while also reducing pop-up advertisements and spam annoyances.
  • ShadowRam: April 5, 2004
    Apple's love-hate (well, maybe hate-hate affair) with its dealers continues apace. While shoppers "ooh" and "aah" over slick Apple retail stores, several independent Apple retailers aren't so enamored of the concept,and they're taking to the street, or the Web, to voice their displeasure.
  • EPIC spec slated for small form-factor boards

    New Embedded Standard Debuts
    A group of embedded, single-board computer manufacturers published a new industry standard for small form-factor boards.