CRN Channel News

  • New Protocol Beefs Up IP Addressing
    IP addresses have long been used to track computer users. Now an improvement to the technology has been introduced into the animal kingdom, helping efforts to stop the spread of mad cow disease.
  • Despite setbacks, the Texas developer retains its focus

    BMC Stays The Channel Course
    A year ago, BMC software made a bold declaration that it wanted to change its revenue model and generate a greater percentage of its sales through business partners. To make that happen, the company took the extraordinary step of reassigning scores of people who had previously worked with the company's direct-sales machine to begin working on reseller programs and alliances.
  • Report: Charges May Be Filed In Memory Price-Fixing
    Federal prosecutors have developed new evidence in their long-running investigation into alleged price-fixing of memory chips and are close to filing criminal charges against some leading memory manufacturers, according to a report published Thursday.
  • VeriSign Sues Internet Oversight Body
    The company that runs the bulk of the Internet's addressing system sued the Internet's key oversight body Thursday, saying its slow and inconsistent decisions impede innovation.
  • Key trends, facts and interpretation you need to run your business

    Quarterly Survey Predicts Workforce Boost
    Job creation may be back on track, according to a Q4 2003 survey of 80 executives from the VARBusiness 500, our annual ranking of North America's largest solution providers. Two-thirds (66.3 percent) of the executives surveyed by our research partner, Boston-based Bernett Research Services, anticipated adding employees during Q1 2004. That's up from 55 percent in the previous quarter--the highest jump in the history of this survey. Only 2.5 percent are planning a reduction in their workforce, and the remaining 31.2 percent expect to retain their present employment level.
  • Intel Outlines Cell Phone Strategy
    Intel Corp. detailed its strategy to capture more of the cellular phone market Wednesday, showing off a new family of chips that support next-generation data networks and are powerful enough to handle video conferencing.
  • What You Can Do With a Cheap CPU
    We are entering a new computing era, an era in which cheap processing power is enabling a new series of applications that is astounding and amazing, the stuff of science fiction. And I, for one, am excited about such opportunities.
  • 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).