CRN Channel News

  • Interview: Kevin Gilroy, Hewlett-Packard
    Editors from CRN and VARBusiness met last week with Kevin Gilroy, who on May 1 will assume the role of vice president and general manager, Solution Partners Organization, at Hewlett-Packard. Excerpts from that interview follow, including comments on priorities for his first 100 days as well as SPO's operational structure.
  • Interview: Ann Livermore, Jo Ann Andry, Hewlett-Packard
    Editors from CRN and VARBusiness sat down last week with Hewlett-Packard Services Executive Vice President Ann Livermore and Jo Ann Andry, vice president, HP Services Channels, Americas, to discuss HP's partnering strategy. Excerpts from that interview follow.
  • What's AT&T To Do With AT&T Wireless?
    What will AT&T do about its relationship with AT&T Wireless, now that the mobile phone company has been acquired by AT&T's rivals, SBC Communications and BellSouth?
  • New Data Shows Economy Staying Strong For Now
    Solution providers will continue to enjoy the benefits of a strong economy over at least the next few months, laying the foundation for continued solid growth of business capital spending.
  • The West Expected To Lead U.S. IT Spending
    The Western United States is expected to lead the nation in information technology spending, due primarily to higher profits among companies in high-tech manufacturing and aerospace and defense, a market research firm said Thursday.
  • Cognos Caps Off Solid Year With Winning Quarter
    Business-intelligence software vendor Cognos closed out its fiscal year with fourth-quarter revenue growth of 23 percent, fueled by surging sales of its recently introduced ReportNet query, reporting, and analysis software.
  • HP Sues Gateway For Patent Infringement
    Hewlett-Packard filed a patent infringement lawsuit Thursday against Gateway, alleging its rival refused to pay licensing fees on six HP patented designs.
  • Microsoft Admits Search Snafu
    When Microsoft entered the Internet browser war in the 1990s, Netscape Navigator was the early leader and Microsoft's Internet Explorer the late-blooming upstart.
  • PeopleSoft Shareholders Approve Board Nominees
    PeopleSoft stockholders on Thursday re-elected the company's board nominees, voting against a recommendation to oust chief executive Craig Conway and two others from the governing body.
  • Synnex 1Q Revenue Up 37 Percent
    Synnex reported $9.7 million in earnings, or 33 cents per share, for its first fiscal quarter ended Feb. 29, compared with net income of $6.7 million, or 27 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.
  • Plenty To Inspire At FOSE
    VARs looking for new opportunities have known that the federal government has been a big source of funds, ideas and opportunities over the past several years. And being at the Federal Office Systems Expo (FOSE) show in Washington, D.C., this week proved the point. I used to go to the FOSE shows when I last lived in D.C. back in the Carter/Reagan years (Washingtonians refer to their time in town like the ancient Egyptians referred to their rulers), and I am pleased to say that there is some life and excitement once again in our industry.
  • Patient Safety Drives IT Spending
    Reducing medical errors, improving patient safety and developing electronic health records will be the key drivers of IT spending during the next two years, according to a survey of CIOs from the nation's largest health-care providers. Solution providers will continue to find more business from the health-care community given that nearly three-quarters of those CIOs say they will increase their IT budgets this year as well.
  • Siebel Touts New Government-Targeted Solutions Set
    Siebel Systems Chairman and CEO Tom Siebel touted his company's new solutions offerings for the government market during a keynote speech at the annual Federal Office Systems Expo (FOSE) in Washington on Thursday.
  • Gates Urged Intel Chief Not To Invest In Potential Rival
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ In June 1990, Bill Gates wrote a letter that began 'Dear Andy' and ended with the Microsoft co-founder imploring Intel Corp. chief executive Andy Grove not to invest in a potential competitor, a jury was told.