CRN Channel News


  • Hot Times Call For Cooler CPUs
    Recently, a burning issue of discomforting proportions has moved both Intel and AMD to take decisive action. The fallout will soon result in the biggest changes to microprocessor product lineups VARs will have at their disposal since the first Pentium was introduced in 1993.
  • Customers across myriad verticals turn to offshore outsourcing


    Far From Home
    For all the rhetoric about offshore outsourcing's impact on the domestic economy during this election season, the fact remains that more customers, not fewer, will utilize solution providers from other parts of the world.
  • CRN Interview: Altiris' Greg Butterfield
    As it expands from desktop management to the server and IT asset management space, Altiris has formed a new Business Partner Program that aims to strike a balance between reseller and OEM engagements in the channel.
  • While Veritas blossoms, CEO Gary Bloom ponders small biz


    Does Veritas Misunderstand SMBs?
    Gary Bloom believes Veritas can carve out a sizable niche as the only serious, viable, independent provider of utility-computing software that promises high-availability storage management, clustering and reliability.
  • Do You Have Good Plans Under Development?
    If you are pondering your next business move, we have some information that can help you sort out ways to bolster profitability or delve into a new business venture.
  • Certification Deflation
    In a reversal from past surveys, vendor-specific certifications appear to be losing their earning power for technicians, according to data from the 2004 CRN Salary Survey.
  • CA's CEO To Keynote TECHXNY Show
    CMP Media, publisher of VARBusiness, has announced that Kenneth D. Cron, interim CEO of Computer Associates, will deliver the keynote address at TECHXNY, the largest IT business event serving the technology industry on the East Coast.
  • Budding Raises
    Solution providers showed their employees some green last year as the technology industry moved toward recovery, according to data from CRN's 2004 Salary Survey. This special report also digs into the issues of experience, gender, certification and geography, as well how the recent surge in outsourcing is affecting technicians and managers.
  • Remembering An Era: The Show Goes


    Love It Or Hate It, Comdex Produced Lots Of Memories And Business
    If you're like me, last week's news that Comdex 2004 had been canceled came as no surprise. Yet despite the expectation that this was inevitable, the decision to shut the show down and try to resurrect it in 2005 elicits mixed emotions.
  • Businesses Ready To Commit
    One key data point usually missing from reports of business technology spending plans is the respondents' level of commitment to these plans.