CRN Channel News

  • IBM's Tivoli Division Seeks To Woo Over HP Partners
    IBM's Tivoli division wants to boost the number of partners it has dedicated to the group's security and automation businesses, doubling the ranks this year if it can. To do so, IBM execs are busy touting Tivoli's business opportunity to the broad VAR community. They are also looking to swell the ranks through some good old partner-poaching, this time from rival Hewlett-Packard.
  • CRN Interview: Corel CEO Amish Mehta
    On the heels of WordPerfect Office 12, a major upgrade to Corel's office productivity suite, Mehta shared his thoughts on how the Ottawa-based software vendor aims to work with VARs to capture share among small and midsize businesses and other "value-conscious" customers in an interview with CRN Editor In Chief Michael Vizard and Editor Heather Clancy.
  • HP Posts Its Strongest Quarter Ever
    Hewlett-Packard Wednesday, May 19, helped boost the equity markets after reporting its best quarter ever Tuesday when revenue surpassed the $20 billion mark. The computing giant also recorded $884 million in net income, a 34 percent rise over the same period last year.
  • PeopleSoft Showcases Its Wares
    PeopleSoft kicked off its 2004 Leadership Summit with a series of announcements that show how last year's acquisition of JD Edwards has moved from the adjustment stage into full-on productivity.
  • System builders bristle as branded vendors offer their versions of white boxes

    Turf Wars In The Custom Systems Space
    The recovery in the desktop and notebook PC market has given Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM a nice bump in sales, but custom-system builders have enjoyed a welcome boost as well. System builders also are continuing to hold their share of the market, pegged at 30 percent according to IDC, but they also will continue to face challenges from their branded rivals.
  • Wily Technology Ramps Up Its Channel
    Wily Technology is expanding its partner ecosystem to accelerate adoption of its J2EE application platform performance monitoring and management solution.
  • CEO says HP aims to keep the pressure on rival Dell's core business

    Fiorina: HP's Direct-Sales Effort Gathering Momentum
    Hewlett Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina Tuesday told Wall Street analysts that the company's direct sales effort is continuing to gather momentum as HP moves to keep the pressure on Dell.
  • Best Software Completes Accpac Acquisition
    Best Software and its U.K.-parent, The Sage Group, said Tuesday they have completed the acquisition of Accpac International. The acquisition, originally announced last December, creates a combined company with 13,600 solution providers, including Accpac's worldwide network of 7,000 business partners.
  • Company revises second half sales projections upward

    HP Posts Earnings In Line With Expectations
    Hewlett-Packard Tuesday posted earnings in line with expectations of 34 cents per share on a 12 percent increase in sales to $20.1 billion for its second fiscal quarter ended April 30.
  • IBM Targets Microsoft With Linux, Middleware And WorkPlace

    PeopleSoft, IBM Up Ante Against Microsoft
    PeopleSoft is teaming with IBM in an attempt to gain channel and technology muscle as it takes on Microsoft in the midmarket.
  • Custom Systems Rule Server Market
    Custom-system builders are the king of both the PC server and Unix server markets in the channel, according to the latest CRN Monthly Solution Provider Survey.