CRN Channel News

  • Was A Top Itanium Exec; Leaves for Chip Design Firm

    Intel's Fister Leaves For Cadence CEO Job
    Michael Fister is leaving his post as senior vice president and general manager of Intel's Enterprise Platforms Group to become CEO of chip design company Cadence Design Systems, his new company said.
  • Nortel, Polycom Give Voice To Videoconferencing
    Nortel Networks and Polycom on Tuesday at NetWorld+Interop in Las Vegas said they are working together to build converged solutions that combine standards-based video telephony, presence and instant messaging.
  • Cisco Reports Strong Fiscal Third-Quarter Results
    Cisco Systems reported stronger-than-expected results for its fiscal third quarter Tuesday as the world's leading maker of routers and switches reported growth in all its major product categories, including its core routing and switching business.
  • Tune Into VARBusiness’ State of Enterprise Spending NetSeminar
    Enterprise IT spending is on the rise in 2004 and should increase as the year goes on. That's why you'll want to join VARBusiness editorial director Robert C. DeMarzo as he walks you through VARBusiness' exclusive State of Enterprise Spending study, examining the distinct needs and strategies of enterprise and midmarket customers -- the nation's largest IT buyers. Our study targeted a list of more than 10,000 end users, whose job function is described as IT executive, IT management or line-of-business management in large enterprises (defined as 1,000 or more employees).
  • Says alliances will forward MCI’s position in application interoperability

    MCI President Capellas Discloses Microsoft Deal
    Three weeks after emerging from a bankruptcy that nearly forced its extinction, telecommunications vendor MCI already has a bold vision for the future.
  • IBM Beefs Up Workplace Initiative
    As expected, IBM Software bolstered its Workplace game plan Monday, unveiling plans for new Lotus Workplace-branded Document editor and messaging components. In addition, it promised new shrunk-down middleware to bring "rich" client capabilities to tiny devices running a variety of operating systems.
  • CRN Interview: Steve Raymund, Tech Data
    As the chairman and CEO of distributor Tech Data, Steve Raymund is famous for his unassuming, yet dogged, advocacy of the channel. Raymund outlined his solution to the issue of special pricing, as well as some of his shorter-term goals for Tech Data, in an interview with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard and Distribution Editor Scott Campbell.
  • Siebel To Offer Industry-Specific Editions Of CRM OnDemand
    Siebel Systems moved to shore up its hosting efforts with the announcement Monday that it, together with partner IBM, will offer industry-specific features built into its OnDemand hosted service. The San Mateo, Calif., company said it will offer eight versions of its Siebel CRM OnDemand-Industry Editions by the end of the year.
  • New Symantec plan includes deal-registration initiative

    Symantec, Veritas Tweak Partner Programs
    Two of the fastest-growing giants in software unveiled major changes to their partner programs Monday, further underscoring significant shifts inside and around the channel community.
  • Big Imaging Software Contract Hinges On Disability Access
    Quality Associates Inc. won a $20.9 million, 5-year contract to sell Kofax imaging software to the Social Security Administration by taking Section 508 handicap accessibility requirements seriously, the solution provider said.
  • HyperRoll Update To Support RDBS Queries, Reports
    As most solution providers and systems integrators know, business intelligence (BI) systems can often become bogged down by voluminous data and complex reporting. For four years, HyperRoll has addressed that problem with data aggregation software that can substantially boost the speed with which BI applications query and retrieve information. On Tuesday the company is expected to unveil a new version that supports relational data warehouses and reporting tools--complementing its traditional OLAP analytic environments--and an order-of-magnitude speed improvement.
  • Motorola Eyes iPod Market
    Motorola is set to go after the market that Apple has broken open with its iPod handheld digital music player.
  • RightNow Technologies Files For IPO
    RightNow Technologies, a provider of customer-service software and solutions, has become the latest technology vendor to file for an initial public offering.