CRN Channel News


  • Network Appliance To Buy Spinnaker
    Network Appliance has signed a $300 million agreement to acquire Spinnaker Networks, a privately held storage vendor that develops scalable system architectures, distributed file systems, and clustering and virtualization technologies.
  • Engage The Enterprise
    In the one hand, it's been a terrible year in the enterprise. After all, IT budgets are typically a percentage of revenue, so when revenue falls, IT budgets fall. In addition, many CFOs have been shoring up their companies' bottom lines by cutting the percentage of revenue they actually spend on IT, let alone budget for it. In effect, this has created a double-whammy for IT spending in the enterprise.
  • Pharos GPS Navigator Guides Lost Workers
    Any field-based worker, salesperson, delivery person or frequent traveler will tell you that time is money and missing or arriving late for appointments often can lead to significant monetary loss.
  • CIOs point to specific investments in on-demand, grid computing


    IT Spending Still Tight
    Economic recovery or not, IT budgets next year will largely hold steady with CIOs spending money on a surgical basis, several experts told a Gartner Group conference last week.
  • Versions of Goldmine, HEAT slated for 2004


    FrontRange To Dive Into Hosting
    FrontRange Solutions plans to jump into the hosted applications market next year.
  • Industry Briefs
    RADIANT SHINES AT FS/TECAt the Foodservice Technology (FS/TEC) show last month in Long Beach, Calif., Radiant Systems demonstrated its latest POS terminal, self-service kiosk and back-office technology for food-service operators.
  • Services firm spurs growth by sharpening clients' business processes


    Accenture 'Industrializes'
    Accenture executives believe an overwhelming need to "industrialize" certain business processes and improve realtime access to information will be among the factors driving its anticipated revenue growth of 5 percent to 10 percent in its 2004 fiscal year.
  • Government unit aims to branch out into statae, local, education arena


    CDW-G Calls On VARs
    CDW's government division, or CDW-G, wants to add more solution providers to its Small Business Consortium program.
  • Eurpoean Commission may mandate changes to Media Player


    Microsoft Faces Stiff Fines, Penalties In Europe
    Microsoft defended itself during three days of antitrust hearings last week in Brussels, Belgium, even as it lobbied for a settlement with the European Commission.
  • ViewSonic Updates Media PC
    ViewSonic is pushing for a leadership role in the digital-convergence market with its NextVision M2100 Digital Media Center PC.
  • Tablet PC A Win For Gateway
    For solution providers looking to get on the Tablet PC bandwagon but who are hesitant to do so because of the high cost of the devices, the Gateway M275 Tablet Notebook series could be the answer.
  • Compuware Driverstudio 3.0
    Learning how to create drivers has always been extremely difficult for developers, partly due to the poorly documented driver development kit and tools that Microsoft has supplied to the public. Many vendors, too, have kept their drivers secret to maintain market share. DriverStudio 3.0 from Compuware, however, supports the complete driver development cycle, including optimization and extensive testing for certification. Its Visual SoftICE tool is a two-machine solution that surpasses all other debugging tools. The suite also includes the BoundsChecker tool for validating driver integrity dynamically at runtime. None of the tools in DriverStudio 3.0 require changing between binary files and code, and all work on the drivers as-is.

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