CRN Channel News

  • Audit Committee spends more than $30 million on internal investigation

    CA Makes Changes To End '35-Day Month'
    Computer Associates International's new management team Monday said the company is implementing a wide range of tough changes to make sure it ends what is known as the "35-day month," or premature revenue recognition.
  • Bush Calls For Ban On Broadband Taxes
    Tying high-tech innovation to prosperity, President Bush is using a speech in a swing state to address an election-year vulnerability: a sluggish job market that hasn't rebounded with the national economy.
  • File-Sharing Suits Have Mixed Effect
    Driven largely by fears of copyright lawsuits, more than 17 million Americans, or 14 percent of adult Internet users, have stopped downloading music over the Internet, a survey finds.
  • French Insurer Challenges Google
    AXA, the world's third-largest insurer, is taking Google to court next month in the latest trademark challenge to threaten the heart of Google's business model , advertising.
  • Move Reflects Emphasis On Solution Sales

    Sun Combines Systems, Software VAR Councils
    In a reflection of its new emphasis on solutions, Sun Microsystems has merged its two solution provider councils, one focused on systems and the other software, into a single entity.
  • IntelliCorp Suite Helps Make Sense Of SAP R/3
    It can be no picnic trying to manage SAP's client/server system, R/3. But now systems integrators and other consultants helping customers get a handle on their decade-old system have a new tool from IntelliCorp to help them.
  • IBM Unveils New PartnerWorld Program
    IBM on Monday, April 26, will offer up to its 90,000 partners a sleek, new PartnerWorld program designed to simplify their interaction with Big Blue, while allowing them to extract more readily its offerings and benefits, Mike Kozel, director of Global PartnerWorld, tells VARBusiness.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Robert Huang, Synnex
    It's been five months since Synnex went public, and President and CEO Robert Huang rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange last Tuesday. He discussed his company and the state of the channel in an interview with CRN Editor In Chief Michael Vizard and Distribution Editor Scott Campbell. Here is an excerpt:
  • AMD, Channel Celebrate One Year Of 64-Bit Opteron
    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices last week marked the first anniversary of the launch of its Opteron processor, celebrating a year of surprises, including adoption by three top branded server makers and traction in the channel.
  • Intel Ships Two New Itaniums
    Working to drive down overall pricing in its high-end, 64-bit Itanium processor line, Intel has begun shipping a new 1.4GHz version of the processor that the company says will significantly cut down the cost of dual-processor systems.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Christine Durham, Nortel
    Although Nortel Networks has been struggling financially, the company has made some concerted efforts to woo the channel, especially in the enterprise. In an interview with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard, Christine Durham, Nortel's vice president for Enterprise Channel Management Marketing, highlights what specific actions Nortel is doing to strengthen its channel partnerships.
  • System Builders Seek Intel's Assistance
    Many Intel system builders are reporting difficulty competing against branded systems for government contracts, and are calling on the chip maker to lobby more aggressively on their behalf.
  • Three Channel Amigos
    CRN's annual Channel Champions awards are nothing less than a tribute to the vendors that take the time and energy to do right by the channel.
  • Durable Symbol Handsets Support Wi-Fi, Wireless WANs
    Symbol Technologies last week unveiled two new mobile handsets designed for a range of industrial enterprise mobile applications and support for uninterrupted use of indoor Wi-Fi and outdoor wireless WANs.