CRN Channel News

  • Business Strategy: Focus On What Sets You Apart
    The key to defining your future may lie in being able to accurately and convincingly depict your past. So said two guest experts who participated Wednesday in the XChange Tech Builder business strategies session.
  • Tech Builders Looking for Better Margins, Markets
    Attendees at the first day of the XChange Tech Builder conference say they're looking forward to hearing about the latest news from the industry,particularly in the white box market,as well as getting the chance to compare notes with colleagues and meet face-to-face with the presenting vendors.
  • Distributor says blade servers now enterpise staple

    IBM Blades Fuel Arrow's xSeries Growth
    Strong acceptance of blade servers in enterprise accounts is fueling explosive growth in IBM's xSeries business at distributor Arrow Electronics' Support Net Division, according to an Arrow executive.
  • Holds up enhanced security as key differentiator

    AMD Woos System Builders
    Advanced Micro Devices wants to be seen as a leader, not a follower.
  • Outsourcing Is Not a Dirty Word
    Few topics in recent economic discussions elicit such monumental passion as outsourcing. In fact, the subject has taken on a particular fervor within the context of the struggling government information technology (IT) market.
  • Integrators and vendors help states streamline processes

    10 Technologies State Governments Are Buying
    State government IT departments are strapped for cash yet pressed to meet higher standards of efficiency, accountability and customer service. Here are 10 technologies that states are using to meet these objectives: Web services, Gigabit Ethernet, voice-over-IP, biometrics, mobile computing and wireless networking, Java, security services, LINUX, improved storage management and disaster recovery.
  • The right components make a cost-effective difference

    How To: Building The Ultimate Gaming System
    Building a gaming system calls for careful attention to practical engineering principles, as well as a sharp eye on cost.
  • IBM's Tivoli Division Seeks To Woo Over HP Partners
    IBM's Tivoli division wants to boost the number of partners it has dedicated to the group's security and automation businesses, doubling the ranks this year if it can. To do so, IBM execs are busy touting Tivoli's business opportunity to the broad VAR community. They are also looking to swell the ranks through some good old partner-poaching, this time from rival Hewlett-Packard.
  • CRN Interview: Corel CEO Amish Mehta
    On the heels of WordPerfect Office 12, a major upgrade to Corel's office productivity suite, Mehta shared his thoughts on how the Ottawa-based software vendor aims to work with VARs to capture share among small and midsize businesses and other "value-conscious" customers in an interview with CRN Editor In Chief Michael Vizard and Editor Heather Clancy.
  • HP Posts Its Strongest Quarter Ever
    Hewlett-Packard Wednesday, May 19, helped boost the equity markets after reporting its best quarter ever Tuesday when revenue surpassed the $20 billion mark. The computing giant also recorded $884 million in net income, a 34 percent rise over the same period last year.
  • PeopleSoft Showcases Its Wares
    PeopleSoft kicked off its 2004 Leadership Summit with a series of announcements that show how last year's acquisition of JD Edwards has moved from the adjustment stage into full-on productivity.
  • System builders bristle as branded vendors offer their versions of white boxes

    Turf Wars In The Custom Systems Space
    The recovery in the desktop and notebook PC market has given Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM a nice bump in sales, but custom-system builders have enjoyed a welcome boost as well. System builders also are continuing to hold their share of the market, pegged at 30 percent according to IDC, but they also will continue to face challenges from their branded rivals.
  • Wily Technology Ramps Up Its Channel
    Wily Technology is expanding its partner ecosystem to accelerate adoption of its J2EE application platform performance monitoring and management solution.