CRN Channel News


  • CRN Interview: IBM Software's Steve Mills
    Steve Mills, senior vice president and group executive of IBM Software Group, sat down this week with CRN Industry Editor Barbara Darrow and Editor in Chief Michael Vizard to discuss IBM's middleware strategy, SMB game plan and the competitive landscape.
  • Salesforce.com Sets $8 Price Target For IPO
    Salesforce.com, an online software pioneer that flourished amid the dot-com ruins, is aiming to raise $80 million, or $8 per share, from its much-anticipated initial public offering of stock.
  • Motorola's Blockbuster Quarter Impresses Street
    Motorola stock roared up nearly 20 percent Wednesday after the company stunned Wall Street and shareholders with its strongest quarter in years, riding the success of its new cell phones and other products to a sales resurgence.
  • Sun Shows Partners Its Silver Lining
    Sun has taken more than its share of hits lately from Wall Street and the media, but that hasn't stopped the company from putting its best face on its partner event this week. The iForce Partner Summit in San Diego is hosting Sun distributors and resellers from all over the United States, who came to hear about Sun's renewed commitment to the channel.
  • Sybase Continues Mobile-Computing Buying Spree
    Sybase Inc. is acquiring the assets of privately held Dejima Inc., a developer of natural-language-interface technology for mobile devices, for an undisclosed amount of cash. Sybase plans to incorporate Dejima's technology into its iAnywhere line of mobile-computing software.
  • Microsoft Offers Antitrust Concession Amid Criticism
    Microsoft Corp. promised a U.S. judge Wednesday it will offer competitors licenses for some of its technology until at least two years beyond the expiration of the landmark antitrust settlement it negotiated with the Bush administration.
  • Acquisition expands company's offerings to include branch office technology


    Siebel Buys Banking Systems Company Eontec
    Siebel Systems, Inc. today announced it has purchased Eontec Limited, a global provider of multichannel retail banking systems specializing in branch office technology. With the purchase, Siebel expands its bank offerings to include branch teller and Internet banking systems, enabling banks to target increasing branch profitability using its integrated suite of financial transaction, marketing, sales, service, and business intelligence capabilities.
  • Sun VP: Product-Centric Sales Model Has Got to Change
    Sun Microsystems' U.S. sales chief Tuesday said Sun plans to once and for all align its sales team with the solution-selling model the company has been preaching for the past two years through a new sales engagement model.
  • MC9000 line supports PAN, wireless LAN and WAN


    Symbol Introduces New Rugged, Industrial Handhelds
    Symbol Technologies Tuesday 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.
  • Microsoft OneNote Service Pack 1 Preview Released For Beta Testing
    Microsoft Tuesday put into beta testing a significant update of its OneNote digital note-taking application that offers new video and Pocket PC support, better integration with Office 2003, realtime collaboration features and APIs to allow extensibility by ISVs and solution providers.

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