CRN Channel News

  • Sun's Patricia Sueltz Jumps To
    Sun Microsystems issued a surprise announcement Wednesday, saying Patricia Sueltz, executive vice president of Sun's professional services business unit, has left the computer maker for CRM hosting company
  • D-Link, Airespace Develop 'Lightweight' Access Point
    Networking vendor D-Link and WLAN switch vendor Airespace on Wednesday unveiled a partnership to create a new enterprise D-Link access point that supports the emerging Lightweight Access Point Protocol (LWAPP).
  • CRN Interview: Rick Devenuti, Microsoft’s VP Of Worldwide Services
    Rick Devenuti became vice president of worldwide services at Microsoft last November. Before taking the reins of the services group, which includes Microsoft Consulting Services, Devenuti served as Microsoft's CIO, a title he has retained. In his first press interview since assuming his new role, Devenuti discusses via e-mail with CRN Industry Editor Barbara Darrow, Microsoft Consulting Services' relationship with channel partners and its business strategy.
  • Distributor’s stock price climbs 13 percent after beating analyst estimates

    Wall Street Impressed With Ingram Micro
    Ingram Micro's stock price rose 13 percent Wednesday after the Santa Ana, Calif.-based distributor beat Wall Street earnings estimates for its fiscal fourth quarter.
  • HP Reveals AMD Alliance, Unveils Opteron Servers
    Hewlett-Packard lived up to industry rumors Tuesday when it announced with Advanced Micro Devices that it will now build servers using the latter's 64-bit Opteron processors. HP also unveiled three new ProLiant servers based on the Opterons.
  • Ingram Micro Earns $46.4M In 4Q
    Ingram Micro earned $46.4 million, or 30 cents per share, in the fourth fiscal quarter ended Jan. 3, compared with a loss of $10.3 million, or 7 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.
  • Hyperion Intros Business Intelligence Platform, Debuts Linux Support
    Hyperion on Tuesday introduced the first stage in its product road map since acquiring Brio Software. Grandly dubbed the Hyperion Business Intelligence Platform, the release comprises upgraded versions of Hyperion's Essbase multidimensional database and the query and reporting software formerly known as Brio Performance Suite 8.
  • Source: EU May Allow Microsoft Leeway
    Wary of provoking a copyright battle, European regulators wrapping up their antitrust case against Microsoft may leave it to the U.S. software giant to work out how to meet demands that it release more programming code, a source close to the case said Tuesday.
  • BMC Adds Channel-Friendly Features To Development Platform
    BMC Software business unit Remedy on Monday released a major upgrade to its rapid application development platform with a variety of channel-friendly features in the business process engine. These new additions to 6.0 of Remedy's Action Request System (AR System) make it easier for partners to build, deploy and manage their applications.
  • CEOs Worldwide Shift Priority To Revenue Growth From Cost Cutting
    Eighty percent of the world's top corporate chief executives now say revenue growth has replaced cost-cutting as their No. 1 priority, according to a new survey of 456 CEOs compiled and released by IBM Business Consulting Services. The company says the findings indicate these execs sense an economic rebound. The same study, however, found that only 13 percent of those CEOs feel very confident about their organizations' abilities to respond to exploit growth opportunities with the vast majority, 80 percent, acknowledging they feel somewhat capable, and 7 percent feel not capable at all.
  • ISV partners offer new applications for SAP's SMB channel

    SAP Unveils Manufacturing Modules For SMB Market
    SAP AG made use of the National Manufacturing Week conference in Chicago Monday to unwrap new factory-specific modules for its SMB suites, SAP Business One and mySAP All-in-One. All of the modules were developed by ISVs that partner with the German software company.
  • ISVs Just Beginning To Tap the SMB Space
    Independent software vendors will find numerous new opportunities and challenges in the coming months as software vendors begin a major push into the SMB space. That was the takeaway message at an event held Friday at Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus.