CRN Channel News


  • Enterprise IT To Spend More On Wireless Activity
    Enterprise IT managers will increasingly draw upon a new, complex set of wireless solutions, according to a report from Strategy Analytics. The market-research firm expects IT wireless expenditures to reach $115 billion in 2009--eight percent of total IT spending.
  • Partners say investigation isn’t having an impact on sales


    CA Fires Nine Employees In Wake Of Accounting Probe
    Computer Associates International on Monday said it has fired nine employees in its legal and finance departments because of issues raised during an independent investigation into the company's accounting practices by its board's audit committee.
  • Startups try to allay customer, solution provider fears related to litigation


    Open-Source Watchdogs
    The Avalanche Corporate Technology Cooperative, a cooperative founded by seven large corporate IT shops, is aiming to take the legal risk out of the open-source arena and is recruiting solution providers to make it happen.
  • Services See Increase In Activity
    Data from CRN research shows that solution providers' optimism about sales growth is at a four-year high, and two recently released economic reports should add even more fuel to the fire.
  • Growing Mobile Usage Ups Security Demand
    Vendors and solution providers are refining wireless security solutions as more and more enterprises demand that corporate Internet security standards be maintained regardless of the devices employees use to connect to the network.
  • Acer Revs Up Notebooks
    Acer is revamping its notebook product line as part of an aggressive bid to increase its U.S. market share.
  • DDR2 Could Possibly End Up As The Next RAMbus
    Kingston Technology recently announced the release of DDR2 memory modules. Although these next-generation modules feature faster speeds, higher data bandwidths and lower power consumption, the technology has seen a great deal of cynicism by the industry.
  • A Plethora Of Printers
    All-in-one printers are ideal for the small office or even an individual cubicle. These units work as printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines, but they take up the space of just one unit. And while color laser printers generally grab all the headlines these days, the big monochrome lasers still do the bulk of the printing in most offices, mainly because printing in monochrome is still cheaper and faster than color printing.
  • Fans plug into Boston Marathon Web site as RFID system reports realtime data


    Tracking Marathon Runners’ Progress
    When 20,000 athletes hit the road for the 108th running of the Boston Marathon, their family, friends and fans will be able to track their progress thanks in part to Hewlett-Packard technology implemented by a local solution provider.
  • Making Things Simpler
    Sun Microsystems this week becomes the latest vendor to overhaul its channel organization in a bid to make it easier to attract,and keep,partners.
  • ShadowRAM: April 19, 2004
    First there was Janet Jackson, now comes Novell. Chris Stone, Novell's co-chairman, exhibited some mock Novell ads at last week's MySQL users conference in Orlando, Fla. One showed a harried and hairy-looking fellow with a certain finger displaced in his nose and the wording: "The finger. What you can give your competition now that Novell is in the Linux business."
  • IBM sees 1Q growth of 11 percent; EMC up 35 percent for quarter


    IBM, EMC Revenue Rises
    Despite tepid results from Intel, other industry bellwethers, IBM and EMC, logged strong quarters, with IBM saying the long-awaited corporate hardware refresh cycle is in progress.
  • New IP Telephone Set Boasts High Voice Quality
    IP-based solutions are increasingly being used as alternatives to the public switched telephone network (PSTN). IP-based solutions are a cheaper alternative to traditional telephone options and, currently, many back-office aspects of IP telephony such as billing, charging and roaming are not subject to local or government regulations.

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