CRN Channel News

  • Niches Not Enough For Electronic Systems
    It appears that Dan Cooper might be somewhat of a contrarian. The president of Virginia Beach, Va.-based Electronic Systems (No. 202 on the VAR500) prides himself on being "the world's largest generalist" when a growing number of solution providers are migrating toward specialization.
  • The HP rp5000 POS is at the heart of an alliance between the two companies

    ScanSource’s POS Business Shines Brightly
    Point-of-sales (POS) systems: Sexy, they're not. And granted, they don't elicit the kind of excitement generated by Web services, wireless and other emerging technologies. But it's difficult to imagine a technology that is better suited to the solution-selling blueprint of the small and midsize business (SMB) VAR.
  • Vendors Launch Effort To Boost Java Tools Interoperability
    As expected, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, BEA Systems and several other vendors Tuesday formally unveiled the Java Tools Community (JTC), a group aimed at achieving better Java tools interoperability to promote the adoption of the Java development platform.
  • Fingerprinting At Airports Paves Way For Big VISIT Contract
    As United States immigration officers began fingerprinting thousands of foreign visitors on Monday, Jan. 5, the move signals a major step forward for biometrics technology. The effort marks the debut of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) closely watched Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) program. It also sets the stage for systems integrators and subcontractors to take over the effort later this year in a procurement that will be worth billions of dollars.
  • Are your employees making the most of the time they work for you?

    How To Keep Your Bench Going Strong
    With high-end consultants accounting for the bulk of its 84-person staff, Alliant Technologies knew that to succeed it had to develop a practice that maximized its billable time. So company management decided that each member of its consulting team needed to obtain advanced certifications on core technologies, such as Cisco's Network Systems.
  • Mobile Athlon 64 processors adopted by HP, eMachines

    AMD Ships New 64-Bit Chips
    Hoping to kick-start 2004 with a refreshed product lineup, chip maker Advanced Micro Devices said it has begun shipping new versions of its Athlon 64 processor for desktops, workstations and notebooks.
  • Merrill Lynch Raises Sun's 2Q Estimates
    Though it's still too early to be sure, brighter financial times might be around the corner for beleaguered systems vendor Sun Microsystems, according to a leading financial management firm.
  • Banner Year Predicted For Digital Products
    With the International Consumer Electronics Show set to kick off this week in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronics Association on Monday projected manufacturer-to-dealer sales of consumer electronics products to crack the $100 billion mark this year.
  • Adobe Offers New Migration Package For PageMaker Users
    Abode has unveiled InDesign CS PageMaker Edition, a bundle that combines its InDesign application with special tools, templates and training materials to help orphaned PageMaker users transition to Adobe's more robust page layout and design software.