CRN Channel News

  • HP, NEC Projectors Are Among The Brightest And Lightest
    Improvements in projector technology have simultaneously led to projectors that have shrunk in size and grown in feature sets and capabilities. Many portable projectors are now smaller and lighter than notebook computers, making life easier for users who travel often and give frequent presentations on the road, such as salespeople, or for those working in education or government. CRN Test Center engineers reviewed two such portable projectors from Hewlett-Packard and NEC.
  • Intel Repositions Centrino, Readies New Processor Labeling
    Amid a wholesale reshuffling and discontinuance of some processors, Intel on Monday will unveil three devices aimed at driving its Centrino product line into consumer markets. At the same time, it will unveil its new processor-labeling scheme.
  • CRN Interview: Business Objects CEO Bernard Liautaud
    Business Objects Chairman and CEO Bernard Liautaud recently engaged in a far-ranging talk with CRN West Coast Bureau Chief Rochelle Garner on the state of the business intelligence market, the company's reasons for acquiring Crystal Decisions and the role of the channel. This is an excerpt of that conversation.
  • AMD Ships Mobile 64-Bit Processors
    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has begun shipping two new low-power 64-bit mobile processors, hoping it can continue to push its AMD64 technology into the high-growth notebook space.
  • NetGear Reports Sales Up 31 Percent
    NetGear Wednesday reported first-quarter sales that climbed 31 percent over last year, bolstered by the introduction of a dozen new products during the quarter.
  • The View From Veritas
    This week in Las Vegas, Veritas has attracted some 3,400 attendees to its annual user and partner conference. The message this week: We've got the independent, hardware-neutral solution that paves the way for organizations to adopt utility computing. But there's some question as to how many companies can really embrace this model. CEO Gary Bloom addresses this and other issues head-on in an interview with VARBusiness senior executive editor T.C. Doyle, which has been edited for length and clarity below.
  • New WLAN engine, outdoor access point/bridge also unveiled

    Cisco Adds Wireless To Catalyst 6500 Switch
    Cisco Systems on Wednesday introduced wireless functionality for its popular Catalyst 6500 Series Switch to allow fast, secure roaming between access points without losing a connection.
  • Windows XP, WinServer and Visual Studio 2003 support announced for Extended

    Gates: 64-Bit Desktop Computing Will Be Mainstream In Two Years
    Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates predicted that 64-bit computing will become mainstream in the PC industry over the next two years because of 32-bit extended technology that preserves customers' existing investments.
  • Sun Microsystems Opens RFID Tag Plant
    Sun Microsystems is opening a Dallas-area facility on Wednesday to test radio tags for tracking consumer products and improving inventory control in stores.
  • Sun Microsystems Opens RFID Tag Plant
    Sun Microsystems is opening a Dallas-area facility on Wednesday to test radio tags for tracking consumer products and improving inventory control in stores.
  • Coming soon: advanced connectivity, wireless, migration tools

    Gates Promises Longhorn Beta In 2005 Despite Security Concerns
    Microsoft has recommitted to releasing Longhorn, its next-generation Windows client and server, into beta testing in 2005 even though its chairman acknowledged that security concerns threaten his dream of enabling seamless connectivity and Web services.
  • WebSphere Studio, Rational updates to be released simultaneously

    IBM's Tool-Timing Plan
    IBM this week plans to unveil simultaneous updates to its WebSphere Studio toolset and the IBM Rational Suite of developer tools,a move in line with IBM's strategy to merge its myriad developer offerings into a unified platform.
  • Channel-Only ASP Entellium Officially Launches CRM Service
    CRM solution providers that want a piece of the attention focused on but are worried about building a business on onetime referral fees now have a new hosted CRM service to consider. Officially launching its U.S. operations on Tuesday, Malaysia-based Entellium will sell its software-as-service only through the channel.