CRN Channel News

  • Forges Alliance with BEA, NetApps to tackle market

    FileNet Unveils Compliance Framework
    FileNet thinks it has the right offering in place for companies facing a broad range of compliance-related issues with the release of its records management module scheduled for the second quarter.
  • CRN Interview: Grady Booch, IBM Fellow, IBM Rational Software
    Grady Booch, a co-founder of Rational Software, IBM fellow and widely respected authority on software development, met with CRN Senior Editor Elizabeth Montalbano after his keynote last week at EclipseCon in Anaheim, Calif. Their conversation covered a wide variety of topics, including his liaison activities between IBM Research and Rational, his efforts with the Computer History Museum to save source code of important software, and Eclipse's long-term influence in the software development industry. Below is an excerpt of that interview.
  • Microsoft Will Offer Windows 'Light' In Thailand
    Microsoft Corp. is developing a slimmer version of its Windows operating system for the Thai government's low-cost PC program, a reflection of the impact open-source Linux is having on the desktop market in Asia.
  • Nokia To Take Majority Stake In Symbian
    Finish telecom vendor Nokia said Monday it has struck a deal to become majority owner of smartphone platform vendor Symbian, signaling it is ready to compete against rivals Microsoft and PalmSource.
  • Microsoft Server And Tools Unit Swings To A Loss
    Microsoft on Friday reported that its server and tools business swung to a $204 million operating loss in the December quarter, due to stock-based compensation costs and increased payroll expenses.
  • STSN, Colubris Solution Accommodates Hotels
    STSN, an Internet service provider that specializes in the hospitality industry, says its partnership with wireless LAN vendor Colubris Networks is helping it reap tremendous rewards when it comes to wireless deployments and services for its hotel customers.
  • EADS' Channel Efforts Score High
    Communications equipment vendor EADS Telecom North America this year is approaching two major milestones: its 25th year in business and the one-year anniversary of its channel program.
  • Airspot Ticket Printer
    Wireless hotspots in businesses have proliferated tremendously over the past year, however, many times business owners are left with the check for the amount of time customers use their broadband connection. What they need is a way to track and bill customers.
  • NEC-Mitsubishi opens solutions pavilion, zooms in on VAR alliances

    Delivering Digital Media
    NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display last week launched a new solutions pavilion to forge alliances between its partners and bolster solutions selling in the burgeoning digital media market using large-screen LCD technology.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Emerson Fullwood, Xerox
    CRN Senior Editor Edward F. Moltzen met recently with Emerson Fullwood, president of The Xerox Channels Group, to discuss the company's aggressive new channel focus and its new coloR printer lineup that targets the small- to midsize-business space.
  • AOpen, Tech Data Tap Custom Market
    Component and white-box provider AOpen has signed an agreement with distributor Tech Data to begin shipping the vendor's new Centrino-based barebook notebooks to the custom-systems market.
  • This Week's Subject: Channel Programs

    Hard Facts: February 9, 2004
    After stabilizing in November, channel satisfaction dropped to new lows in December, according to CRN's monthly channel satisfaction survey.
  • Briefs Hindsight And Foresight: February 9, 2004
    GATEWAY UNVEILS CHANNEL SERVICES PROGRAMGateway, Poway, Calif., on the heels of its acquisition of eMachines, last week unveiled its ProNet reseller network aimed at letting solution providers and professional audio/video integrators offer clients support services for Gateway products.
  • OS geared for SPARC, Intel, AMD platforms

    Solaris 10 Targets Utility Computing
    When Sun Microsystems shines the spotlight on its first systems based on UltraSPARC IV and Advanced Micro Devices' Opteron this week, it's also slated to show off the new software engine optimized for the server processors, Solaris 10.