CRN Channel News


  • CRN Interview: Progress Executives Tout Gains
    Progress Software is among the fastest-growing software vendors in the industry today, thanks largely to its focus on helping solution providers build applications for specific vertical markets. In its most recent quarter, overall revenue was up 20 percent and software license revenue was up 33 percent compared with a year ago. In an interview with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard, Progress CEO Joe Alsop and Vice President of Data Management Products for the Progress Company, Ken Rugg, outline Progress' approach to partners and changes in data-management trends.
  • Seagate Lowers Earnings Expectation
    Seagate Technology continues to experience turbulence this week after warning Wall Street that it was lowering its guidance for the fiscal third quarter ended April 2.
  • FCC Primed To Give Nextel Spectrum To Cut Interference
    The Federal Communications Commission is moving closer to resolving the growing interference problems plaguing the nation's public-safety radio channels. To that end, an announcement is expected next week that Nextel Communications Inc.-identified as the main interference producers--will be given permission to move services from portions of the crowded 800-MHz spectrum, where many public-service organizations operate.
  • Legal Pressure Pushes Lindows To Change Name
    After failing Monday to stymie Microsoft from bringing trademark lawsuits against it in foreign jurisdictions, Linux distributor Lindows.com on Tuesday said it would bring out another corporate name next week for use outside the U.S.
  • Nokia Battles Lawsuit Over Financial Forecast
    Mobile phone maker Nokia on Wednesday defended itself against a lawsuit filed by investors in the United States that accused the company of making "material misrepresentations" about its financial outlook for the first quarter.
  • Channel Has Great Expectations For IT Spending
    Solution providers are ready for business, with their expectations for customer spending reaching their highest level in nearly four years, according to the CRN Monthly Solution Provider Survey.
  • Change At The Top At Unisys
    Computer systems and services vendor Unisys said Tuesday that top executive Lawrence Weinbach will relinquish his title of president immediately and will step down as CEO in January.
  • Accpac Updates HR Software
    Best Software's broad network of Accpac International resellers should find it easier to help human resources managers and employees help themselves with the latest version of Accpac HR Series software.
  • Mobile Software Ties Wi-Fi, VoIP For Free Calls
    A new way to merge two disruptive technologies--Internet phoning and Wi-Fi--was introduced Tuesday, in the form of mobile-PDA software from Skype Technologies. Called PocketSkype, the free software enables users of Microsoft PocketPC-based handhelds to connect to Wi-Fi access points to make free VoIP calls.

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