CRN Channel News


  • AMD, Channel Celebrate One Year Of 64-Bit Opteron
    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices last week marked the first anniversary of the launch of its Opteron processor, celebrating a year of surprises, including adoption by three top branded server makers and traction in the channel.
  • Intel Ships Two New Itaniums
    Working to drive down overall pricing in its high-end, 64-bit Itanium processor line, Intel has begun shipping a new 1.4GHz version of the processor that the company says will significantly cut down the cost of dual-processor systems.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Christine Durham, Nortel
    Although Nortel Networks has been struggling financially, the company has made some concerted efforts to woo the channel, especially in the enterprise. In an interview with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard, Christine Durham, Nortel's vice president for Enterprise Channel Management Marketing, highlights what specific actions Nortel is doing to strengthen its channel partnerships.
  • System Builders Seek Intel's Assistance
    Many Intel system builders are reporting difficulty competing against branded systems for government contracts, and are calling on the chip maker to lobby more aggressively on their behalf.
  • Three Channel Amigos
    CRN's annual Channel Champions awards are nothing less than a tribute to the vendors that take the time and energy to do right by the channel.
  • Durable Symbol Handsets Support Wi-Fi, Wireless WANs
    Symbol Technologies last week unveiled two new mobile handsets designed for a range of industrial enterprise mobile applications and support for uninterrupted use of indoor Wi-Fi and outdoor wireless WANs.
  • IBM Reworks Point System
    IBM this week plans to launch a new PartnerWorld point system that awards Business Partners Premier status companywide, rather than for individual IBM brands or technical skills.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems
    At the iForce Partner Summit last week, Sun Microsystems Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy voiced strong support for sending more business the channel's way. McNealy fielded questions from CRN Senior Editor Elizabeth Montalbano about how Sun aims to leverage partners to grow revenue.
  • Sun Partners Applaud Sales Model
    Sun Microsystems' VAR and distributor partners expressed overwhelming approval of a new sales-engagement model the company rolled out at its iForce Partner Summit last week in San Diego.
  • Network Associates will adopt McAfee as new company name


    Sniffer Soon To Be Shed
    Network Associates is sharpening its focus on security by shedding its network analysis business and changing its name.
  • <i>CRN</i> 2004 Channel Champs
    This year's survey polled more than 3,000 solution providers to gauge their satisfaction. To some extent, all the vendors here are channel favorites. Solution providers, though, were asked to rate only those whose products they sell or recommend. But the true champions are those vendors that have consistently raised the bar in products and support.
  • ShadowRAM: April 26, 2004
    Mark Cuban is a promotional genius. No sooner had "The Donald" said, "You're hired," to Bill Rancic on NBC than Cuban was offering runner-up apprentice Kwame Jackson a gig managing a portfolio or two.
  • Dear CA Boardperson
    I'm sure few of us out here in the world of the channel were actually surprised last week by Sanjay Kumar's decision to resign his chairman and CEO posts at Computer Associates International. But I, for one, will really miss his candid leadership and outspoken support for partners.
  • Xerox, KDS Focus On Flat-Panel Displays
    Flat-panel displays are selling well these days, as prices have dropped significantly. And in the same way that 19-inch CRTs took the market by storm several years ago, the 19-inch flat-panel display is today's sweet spot in display sales. Nineteen-inch flat panels are large by any standard and have very fine native resolutions. They also sell for less than $1,000, yet still offer an opportunity for profit. Here the CRN Test Center looks at three strong flat-panel candidates, coincidentally all made by the same manufacturer, Proview Technology, Garden Grove, Calif.
  • Feeling A Bit Power Hungry
    Although power-over-Ethernet is not a new technology, there are some new PoE devices on the market that open new, novel opportunities. For example, there are PoE-enabled wireless access points. With a typical access point, both utility power and network access are required, but with a PoE access point, only a CAT4 or CAT5 cable running to a PoE switch is needed.
  • FileMaker Raises The Bar For Databases
    With the release of FileMaker Pro 7, Santa Clara, Calif.-based FileMaker has raised the bar for relational databases. The enhancements made to the FileMaker product line help elevate the product to a serious database development environment from a desktop database solution.

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