CRN Channel News


  • CEO says HP aims to keep the pressure on rival Dell's core business


    Fiorina: HP's Direct-Sales Effort Gathering Momentum
    Hewlett Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina Tuesday told Wall Street analysts that the company's direct sales effort is continuing to gather momentum as HP moves to keep the pressure on Dell.
  • Best Software Completes Accpac Acquisition
    Best Software and its U.K.-parent, The Sage Group, said Tuesday they have completed the acquisition of Accpac International. The acquisition, originally announced last December, creates a combined company with 13,600 solution providers, including Accpac's worldwide network of 7,000 business partners.
  • Company revises second half sales projections upward


    HP Posts Earnings In Line With Expectations
    Hewlett-Packard Tuesday posted earnings in line with expectations of 34 cents per share on a 12 percent increase in sales to $20.1 billion for its second fiscal quarter ended April 30.
  • IBM Targets Microsoft With Linux, Middleware And WorkPlace


    PeopleSoft, IBM Up Ante Against Microsoft
    PeopleSoft is teaming with IBM in an attempt to gain channel and technology muscle as it takes on Microsoft in the midmarket.
  • Custom Systems Rule Server Market
    Custom-system builders are the king of both the PC server and Unix server markets in the channel, according to the latest CRN Monthly Solution Provider Survey.
  • Symbol Stresses Mobility, Renewed Channel Focus
    Everyone knows that more and more enterprise users are clamoring for solutions that will allow them to enjoy greater mobility without compromising performance. What fewer people agree on is how such a solution should look.
  • AMD Ships New Opterons
    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has begun shipping three new processors in its Opteron line, including a high-end version of the 64-bit processor that it says provides improved performance in four-way, X86-based deployments.
  • Says IBM Channel Chief Borman Has Provided Consistency


    CRN Interview: Avnet’s Cuen Sounds Off On IBM Relationship
    As executive vice present and general manager of Avnet's IBM division, Fred Cuen has seen a lot of change at IBM and in distribution in general. Most recently, IBM has announced a slew of executive changes. In an interview with CRN Editor-in-Chief Michael Vizard, Cuen talks about what the changes at IBM potentially mean for VARs and how Avnet's IBM arm is evolving alongside its strategic partner.
  • Forrester: Offshore Outsourcers Seek Risk Balance
    As U. S. companies increasingly turn to offshore outsourcing, many Fortune 1000 companies among them are looking for different ways to balance the risk of having IT work performed in overseas operations, according to new details from an outsourcing report.
  • Intel Clears Up Post-Tejas Confusion
    Intel yesterday revealed that it will revamp its microprocessor lineup to emphasize multi-core chips, which place two or more central processing units on a single semiconductor die. The news was disclosed at the company's annual spring analyst meeting before the financial community in New York City.
  • Source: SEC Fines Lucent $25 Million
    Lucent Technologies is being fined $25 million by securities regulators in a settlement of civil fraud allegations because it failed to fully cooperate in an investigation of its accounting, a source familiar with the negotiations said Monday.
  • Elections Bring Uncertainty To India's Tech Sector
    The electoral sea change in India last week not only brought down the ruling government but also two of the country's tech-savvy ministers from the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Each had cultivated close ties to the IT community here.
  • And the winners are ...


    Best of NetWorld+Interop 2004
    NetWorld Interop offers wares to fill your every networking need -- even those you never knew you had. Our Best of Interop (BOI) awards team invited vendors to submit their top products for evaluation.
  • Systems integrator program, new Gateway product part of strategy


    New CEO In Systinet Plan
    Systinet this week plans to introduce a new program for systems integrators, a new product and a new CEO in an effort to transform its developer-centric image and appeal more broadly to enterprise customers.
  • Next rev, due in 2006, will add SQL Reporting Services


    Microsoft Updates 'Biz Desk' For Commerce Server As Promised
    Microsoft's revamped "Business Desk" interface for Commerce Server 2002 will hit Monday. But those waiting for a major update to the server itself will have to cool their heels until 2006.

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