CRN Channel News

  • The CRN Test Center Ultimate PC
    est center has built an "Ultimate PC" from the best components flowing through the channel. For the first time, this year's system included 7.1 surround sound, a 64-bit processor, a 250-Gigabyte serial ATA drive, a Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo, a floppy drive with a built-in memory reader and a case with a temperature readout.
  • New Tibco Program Deepens Training, Certification
    To help it compete against its chief rival IBM, enterprise application integration vendor Tibco this week is expected to unveil TeamTibco, a program designed to ratchet up the consulting and implementation expertise of its integration partners.
  • Wind River CEO Gets Channel Religion
    This week, Wind River will roll out a cross-platform development environment that runs on top of Linux and its own VxWorks operating system. In an interview with Editor-in-Chief Michael Vizard, Wind River CEO Ken Klein explains the critical role the channel will play in helping Wind River drive the next generation of intelligent embedded systems.
  • From eliminating long lines at DMVs to easing highway gridlock, VARs and vendors are helping to bring the quality of life up a notch in the United States.

    5 Outstanding State Solutions
    From eliminating long lines at DMVs to easing highway gridlock, VARs and vendors are helping to bring the quality of life up a notch in the United States.
  • '04 IT Spending Breaks Trend
    The president has asked Congress to appropriate $59.8 billion for IT spending in fiscal year 2005, only a 1 percent increase from the estimated $59.1 billion in IT spending that will take place in fiscal year 2004.
  • ShadowRAM: June 21, 2004
    Word is that beleaguered Computer Associates International, a.k.a. The Former Borg, is pitching some serious woo to Kleiner Perkins rainmaker and former Oracle savior Ray Lane to come aboard as head honcho. Lane's reputation as a great cleaner-upper-of-accounting-messes makes him a stellar candidate, though many doubt he'll forsake Silicon Valley for not-so-sunny Islandia, N.Y. CA's current top dog is Ken Cron, but his title carries a conspicuous "interim" tag.
  • Citizenship provision for federal contracts may be bonanza for some integrators

    America Only
    Some U.S.-based solution providers and systems integrators could have an edge when it comes to winning part of a seemingly increasing number of federal-government contracts that require all of the outsourcing provider's employees be U.S. citizens or resident aliens.
  • Switching Costs
    Loyalty has as much to do with inertia as anything else. In the channel, this phenomenon plays out every day when customers continue ordering from a solution provider or a vendor as much out of habit as because they represent a great partner.
  • Update Apps Like Klocwork
    Updating or adding functionality to aging applications is one of the most strenuous tasks developers and software architects can undertake, especially without automation tools. Over time, the functionality and hierarchy between components begins to erode, making it difficult to understand a system in its entirety. Architectural enhancements are even more difficult without a thorough understanding of the interactions between application components.
  • Solution Providers Ready To Move Into Hiring Mode
    Solution providers are shifting from a "batten down the hatches" mentality to a "loosen the sails" mode and stepping up their hiring, particularly in sales, according to the latest CRN Monthly Solution Provider Survey.
  • New technologies offer business-level look into IT functions

    More Insight Into HP's OpenView
    For the first time in nearly a year, Hewlett-Packard has taken a major step in delivering its Adaptive Enterprise vision without having to acquire a smaller firm.