CRN Channel News

  • Novell Is More Than a Linux Company, CEO Says
    Taking Microsoft head on. Becoming the de-facto Linux company. Rebuilding a channel. There are a lot of issues that Novell CEO Jack Messman is discussing this week in Salt Lake City, where his company is hosting its annual BrainShare event for partners, customers and members of the press and analyst communities. In a one-on-one interview with VARBusiness senior executive editor T.C. Doyle, Messman addressed these and other issues surrounding this week's event.
  • Channel Partners: Nothing Helps Air Grievances Like Recovery
    Stagnant commission levels, equal access to tier-one technology, and the basic issue of trust were flash-point topics when partners and agents of BellSouth, Qwest Communications International and Sprint faced off in an open, standing-room-only Point/CounterPoint forum at this week's Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Las Vegas.
  • Google, Yahoo Mount Challenge To Microsoft
    SAN FRANCISCO - For the first time since Web browser pioneer Netscape Communications Corp. hit the market in the mid-1990s, Microsoft's stranglehold on computer desktops is being threatened.
  • Companies say the 3G wide area solution offers fast data access

    Verizon Wireless, Citrix and Zumasys Roll Out New Mobile Solution
    Using CTIA Wireless as their venue, Verizon Wireless, Citrix Systems and Zumasys announced Monday the first customer to roll out a new, integrated mobile-access solution that boosts sales force productivity and improves customer response time.
  • Sets stage for programs related to Adaptive Enterprise initiative

    HP's Fiorina Underscores Partner Contributions
    Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina underscored HP's dependence on the channel Monday, saying partners are critical for converting its Adaptive Enterprise strategy into reality.
  • HP senior VP proclaims HP will not be outpriced

    HP Inks Deal With Intuit
    Hewlett-Packard Monday inked a pact with Intuit to jointly market financial management systems using Intuit's software and HP's low-end servers.
  • Cisco’s Chambers, FCC's Powell also deliver keynotes

    Sun’s McNealy Kicks Off CTIA Wireless With Java Mobile News
    Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy, Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell kicked off the CTIA Wireless show in Atlanta on Monday with separate keynote addresses.
  • Smart Office strategy launched in September takes shape

    HP Launches Service Options For Small Businesses
    Hewlett-Packard on Monday is expected to rev-up a small-business initiative it began last September dubbed Smart Office that includes new products, support services, and financing options.
  • Source: EU Panel Backs Fine Against Microsoft
    European Union antitrust officials won backing Monday for their proposed fine against Microsoft, the last hurdle before adopting a decision that could force far-reaching changes on how the U.S. company sells Windows.
  • CRN Interview: Eva Chen, Trend Micro
    Trend Micro has always been an advocate for a server-based approach to fighting viruses. But in recent weeks, the company has embraced a broader portfolio of products and technologies in the battle against security threats. Trend Micro CTO Eva Chen explained her company's new approach to security, especially the need to reach out to the edge of the network and beyond, in an interview with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard.