CRN Channel News

  • Says IBM Channel Chief Borman Has Provided Consistency

    CRN Interview: Avnet’s Cuen Sounds Off On IBM Relationship
    As executive vice present and general manager of Avnet's IBM division, Fred Cuen has seen a lot of change at IBM and in distribution in general. Most recently, IBM has announced a slew of executive changes. In an interview with CRN Editor-in-Chief Michael Vizard, Cuen talks about what the changes at IBM potentially mean for VARs and how Avnet's IBM arm is evolving alongside its strategic partner.
  • Forrester: Offshore Outsourcers Seek Risk Balance
    As U. S. companies increasingly turn to offshore outsourcing, many Fortune 1000 companies among them are looking for different ways to balance the risk of having IT work performed in overseas operations, according to new details from an outsourcing report.
  • Intel Clears Up Post-Tejas Confusion
    Intel yesterday revealed that it will revamp its microprocessor lineup to emphasize multi-core chips, which place two or more central processing units on a single semiconductor die. The news was disclosed at the company's annual spring analyst meeting before the financial community in New York City.
  • Source: SEC Fines Lucent $25 Million
    Lucent Technologies is being fined $25 million by securities regulators in a settlement of civil fraud allegations because it failed to fully cooperate in an investigation of its accounting, a source familiar with the negotiations said Monday.
  • Elections Bring Uncertainty To India's Tech Sector
    The electoral sea change in India last week not only brought down the ruling government but also two of the country's tech-savvy ministers from the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Each had cultivated close ties to the IT community here.
  • And the winners are ...

    Best of NetWorld+Interop 2004
    NetWorld Interop offers wares to fill your every networking need -- even those you never knew you had. Our Best of Interop (BOI) awards team invited vendors to submit their top products for evaluation.
  • Systems integrator program, new Gateway product part of strategy

    New CEO In Systinet Plan
    Systinet this week plans to introduce a new program for systems integrators, a new product and a new CEO in an effort to transform its developer-centric image and appeal more broadly to enterprise customers.
  • Next rev, due in 2006, will add SQL Reporting Services

    Microsoft Updates 'Biz Desk' For Commerce Server As Promised
    Microsoft's revamped "Business Desk" interface for Commerce Server 2002 will hit Monday. But those waiting for a major update to the server itself will have to cool their heels until 2006.
  • Gartner: Poor Data Quality Dooms Many IT Projects
    Corporations routinely make decisions based on remarkably inaccurate or incomplete data, a bad habit that's a leading cause of the failure of high-profile and high-cost IT projects such as business intelligence and customer relationship management deployments, a research firm says.
  • Oracle Shaves 18 Percent Off PeopleSoft Bid
    Oracle reduced its hostile takeover bid for rival Peoplesoft to $7.7 billion Friday, shaving nearly 20 percent, or $1.7 billion, from its previous offer to reflect its prey's wilting market value.
  • CRN Interview: SAP America CEO Bill McDermott
    During this week's Sapphire conference in New Orleans, SAP America CEO Bill McDermott sat down with CRN to talk about SAP's push in the SMB and midmarket arena, its new emphasis on the channel, and McDermott's view of the business software landscape.
  • Phase two begins this week, with Gilroy's team to pick priorities

    HP Adopts 100-Day Plan To Set Channel Strategy
    Hewlett-Packard's new Solution Partners Organization Americas vice president and general manager, Kevin Gilroy, said he has embarked on a 100-day plan to improve HP's channel execution with particular emphasis on the vendor's enterprise business.
  • RMS, quarantine, partitioning, WinOE planned for future releases

    Windows Server Road Map
    Microsoft turned the spotlight on Windows Server last week, unveiling plans to integrate the Windows Rights Management Services (RMS) add-on and advanced quarantine features in an update slated for 2005, plus mainframe-like options in Longhorn, now due in 2007.
  • AMD's 64-Bit Attack
    Advanced Micro Devices Chairman, President and CEO Hector Ruiz wants rival Intel to feel the full brunt of a Hammer blow. Not a literal hammer, but AMD's 64-bit Opteron processor, code-named Hammer.
  • Symbol programs target enterprise mobility

    Symbolizing New Channel Focus
    Symbol Technologies this week plans to unveil new channel programs and incentives as it rolls out more enterprise mobility solutions, looks to drive more revenue through the channel and bolster a reputation sullied by financial scandal.