CRN Channel News

  • Vendors, distributors seek to limit increasingly common practice

    Special Pricing Woes
    Distributors and vendors both believe that special pricing situations must be eliminated. Now if they can only agree on a way to do it.
  • Briefs: Hindsight And Foresight, May 10, 2004
    CISCO WIRELESS-ENABLES CATALYSTCisco Systems last week introduced wireless functionality for its popular Catalyst 6500 Series Switch to allow fast, secure roaming between access points without losing a connection.
  • Mobility XE Improves Security, Scalability
    Wireless networking adoption rates are increasing as companies become aware of the technology's many benefits. There are inherent challenges to the solution, however. Dropped sessions are hard to avoid, and it is often challenging to provide strong security, ensure compatibility between software and hardware, and provide uniform connectivity to all mobile users. NetMotion Wireless Mobility XE promises a solution to these problems via easily deployed turnkey software.
  • Site Surveys Critical In Deployment Of WLANs
    Even though deploying Wi-Fi hardware has quickly become a plug-and-play task, solution providers can still run into odd circumstances where the technology refuses to work as expected. The very nature of wireless technologies complicates the troubleshooting process; after all, wireless signals cannot be seen and can bounce off obstacles in an unexpected fashion. What's more, mis-configuration and interference issues can further upset the reliability of Wi-Fi.
  • HP, NEC Projectors Are Among The Brightest And Lightest
    Improvements in projector technology have simultaneously led to projectors that have shrunk in size and grown in feature sets and capabilities. Many portable projectors are now smaller and lighter than notebook computers, making life easier for users who travel often and give frequent presentations on the road, such as salespeople, or for those working in education or government. CRN Test Center engineers reviewed two such portable projectors from Hewlett-Packard and NEC.
  • Intel Repositions Centrino, Readies New Processor Labeling
    Amid a wholesale reshuffling and discontinuance of some processors, Intel on Monday will unveil three devices aimed at driving its Centrino product line into consumer markets. At the same time, it will unveil its new processor-labeling scheme.
  • CRN Interview: Business Objects CEO Bernard Liautaud
    Business Objects Chairman and CEO Bernard Liautaud recently engaged in a far-ranging talk with CRN West Coast Bureau Chief Rochelle Garner on the state of the business intelligence market, the company's reasons for acquiring Crystal Decisions and the role of the channel. This is an excerpt of that conversation.
  • AMD Ships Mobile 64-Bit Processors
    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has begun shipping two new low-power 64-bit mobile processors, hoping it can continue to push its AMD64 technology into the high-growth notebook space.
  • NetGear Reports Sales Up 31 Percent
    NetGear Wednesday reported first-quarter sales that climbed 31 percent over last year, bolstered by the introduction of a dozen new products during the quarter.
  • The View From Veritas
    This week in Las Vegas, Veritas has attracted some 3,400 attendees to its annual user and partner conference. The message this week: We've got the independent, hardware-neutral solution that paves the way for organizations to adopt utility computing. But there's some question as to how many companies can really embrace this model. CEO Gary Bloom addresses this and other issues head-on in an interview with VARBusiness senior executive editor T.C. Doyle, which has been edited for length and clarity below.
  • New WLAN engine, outdoor access point/bridge also unveiled

    Cisco Adds Wireless To Catalyst 6500 Switch
    Cisco Systems on Wednesday introduced wireless functionality for its popular Catalyst 6500 Series Switch to allow fast, secure roaming between access points without losing a connection.