CRN Channel News


  • Reports 12th straight quarter of revenue decline


    Sun Posts $760M Loss For 3Q
    Sun Microsystems, as projected earlier this month, Thursday posted a major loss for its fiscal 2004 third quarter, its 12th consecutive quarter of declining year-over-year revenue.
  • Hardware revenue jumps 16 percent in first quarter, software up 11 percent


    IBM's CFO Says Corporate Hardware Refresh Fuels Growth
    IBM's CFO said the company is finally benefiting from a long-awaited hardware refresh cycle that helped drive hardware revenues up 16 percent for its fiscal first quarter.
  • Siebel Earnings Dramatically Up, Revenue Flat For The Quarter
    Siebel Systems on Thursday matched the revenue and earnings results it had promised investors and analysts earlier in the month. For the first quarter ended March 31, the San Mateo, Calif., company reported earnings of $31.7 million, or 6 cents a share, compared with $4.6 million, or a penny per share, last year. Despite this dramatic 580 percent increase in earnings, total revenue remained relatively flat at $329.3 million, compared with $332.8 million in the same quarter a year ago--a 1 percent decline.
  • Beats revenue expectations; Palmisano says he's enthusiastic about 2004


    IBM Matches Wall Street's 1Q Earnings Forecasts
    IBM matched Wall Street's expectations for first-quarter earnings and slightly beat revenue estimates for the period ended March 31.
  • Laura Ingraham To Speak at 2004 VARBusiness 500 Awards
    Look for political commentator and radio talk show host Laura Ingraham to stir the pot with her acerbic take on Washington and the media when she lights up the 2004 VARBusiness 500 Awards on June 15. The industry's most prestigious event brings together IT executives to celebrate the VARBusiness 500, the definitive ranking of the largest solution providers, integrators and IT consultants in North America, and to recognize the companies and individuals that excelled last year.
  • Microsoft Releases Free Visio XML Schema
    Microsoft on Thursday followed up on its earlier releases of XML schemas for Word, Excel and InfoPath with one for Visio 2003, the Redmond, Wash.-based developer's diagramming tool.
  • A trio of parts make up this solution


    Managing Mobile E-mail Access
    Despite demand, fast, reliable, synchronized and reasonably priced wireless WAN access to corporate e-mail is still not easy. Given all of that, what kind of device would you recommend?
  • EBay Embraces The Channel
    Ebay wants you. The world's largest Internet auctioneer is recruiting solution providers to use its online marketplace to sell their customers' displaced IT equipment. While a growing number of solution providers already use eBay to auction off old equipment for their customers, the company is now developing a formal program to make it easier for the channel to use the service.
  • Domo Arigato, Mr. Roboto
    When the U.S. military announced that it was sponsoring a race for robotic vehicles with a $1 million prize waiting at the end, most people expected that bright, young minds from top schools would win the trophy.
  • D-Link Aims For Distinction
    D-Link hasn't garnered the attention that rivals Linksys, 3Com and others have of late, but that doesn't mean its steady march forward isn't newsworthy. While Linksys continues to make news off its merger with Cisco, and 3Com focuses on its overseas venture with Huawei Technologies to form a joint venture in China, D-Link continues to rack up record sales.
  • Partners Grill Intel Channel Execs
    It's not often that resellers get to buttonhole their vendors in public and pepper them with tough questions, but some of Intel's premier partners recently got such an opportunity.
  • Novell’s Got a New Attitude
    Novell kicked off its annual BrainShare partner conference last month in Salt Lake City with a new attitude, a new agenda to recruit ISVs and a new mission to reclaim its spot among the nation's top software vendors.
  • Staying Sharp Without Point Solutions
    Looking at ePartners in 2002 and comparing it to the solution provider it is today, one might suspect he was seeing two completely different companies. The Irving, Texas-based company has undergone so many changes and enhancements that the ePartners of two years ago, which struggled with declining sales and negative margins, is almost unrecognizable to CEO Dan Duffy.

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