CRN Channel News


  • Macworld Boston: Show Goes On Sans Core Player
    A somewhat anemic Macworld is drawing less than 10,000 attendees in Boston this week, as the event attempts to put on a happy face in the absence of some main attractions--like Apple Computer and its leader, Steve Jobs.
  • Intel's Profit Surge Leaves Wall St. Cold
    Intel yesterday disclosed strong profits from the second quarter of 2004, still disappointing financial analysts on Wall Street who expected slightly better numbers. But the news raised less concern among VARs, who foresee continued strong sales based on Intel's recent raft of product introductions and the expectation that customers are poised for a massive replacement cycle of aging systems.
  • Networking and Security Solutions Provider Juniper Networks 2Q Report Loss of 2 Cents a Share


    Juniper Networks 2Q Loss 2 Cents A Share
    Networking and Security Solutions Provider Juniper Networks 2Q Report Loss of 2 Cents a Share
  • Ballmer: Don't Just Count Users
    Amplifying one of the myriad themes coloring his keynote session earlier Tuesday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said he has charged his executive team with thinking about how to better segment customers.
  • HP's Gilroy Exits Channel For SMB
    It seems growing HP's worldwide SMB business takes precedence over bringing stability to its channel organization. In yet its latest shake-up, Kevin Gilroy has been promoted to the position of senior vice president of worldwide SMB segment operations.
  • IBM Touts New Power 5 Servers
    IBM today rolled out its eServer P5 family of midrange Unix/Linux servers, positioning the systems as technology powerhouses aimed against rival RISC-based offerings from Hewlett-Packard and Sun Microsystems.
  • Vendor's channel chief moves to worldwide SMB job


    Gilroy Relinquishes HP Channel Post
    Solution providers fear more uncertainty as Hewlett-Packard's channel chief vacates his post to head the vendor's SMB group.
  • I Spy
    This morning, I received the usual deluge of spam, with a twist: several of the garbage messages were sent with the knowledge that I'm somewhere in Canada right now.
  • Stresses links between Office 2003, back-office applications


    Raikes Urges Partners To Share Information Worker Vision
    Jeff Raikes, Microsoft's group vice president for Productivity and Business Services, challenged solution providers and ISVs during his keynote at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference to invest in at least one solution area underlying the company's Information Worker competency during fiscal year 2005.
  • CompuCom's Coleman Could Get $5 Million Dollar Merger Payout
    CompuCom Systems Chairman, President and Chief Executive Ed Coleman could walk away with a potential payout of more than $5.07 million in the wake of CompuCom's recent proposed merger agreement with Platinum Equity, according to a proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Microsoft Hones Tech Support, Consulting Services
    Microsoft's chief services executive said the software vendor has crafted a suite of new technical support and consulting services for partners that's designed to slash the cost of entry for small solution providers seeking a formal relationship with the company's services group.