CRN Channel News

  • Web Services Group Unveils Testing Tools
    The Web Services Interoperability Organization Wednesday announced the general availability of software tools for testing the interoperability of web services.
  • Microsoft Documents Spice Minnesota Class-Action Trial
    The jury trial in the class-action suit against Microsoft got under way in Minneapolis this week, as plaintiff attorney Rick Hagstrom argued that Microsoft abused its Windows "monopoly" to overcharge for software.
  • Software giant continues settlement talks with regulators

    EU On Track To Decide Antitrust Case Against Microsoft Next Week
    The European Union insisted it was 'on track' Wednesday to conclude its antitrust case against Microsoft next week, even as the world's biggest software company scrambled to reach a deal to avert sanctions for allegedly abusing its Windows monopoly.
  • Kingston Ships DDR2 Modules
    Taking the industry's first steps toward a higher-performance memory standard, Kingston Technology has begun shipping DDR2 memory modules in limited quantities.
  • IBM Unveils Opteron Workstation
    AMD can brag about another win for its 64-bit Opteron as IBM on Tuesday unveiled a new series of workstations based on the processor.
  • CeBIT Shows Signs Of Industry Growth
    FRANKFURT, Germany - While the number of exhibitors at CeBIT, the world's biggest high-tech fair, is down somewhat this year, there is finally optimism about palpable growth in the industry.
  • Gilroy To Head Up HP's Channels, Promises Changes
    The long-anticipated reorganization of HP's channel organization is now official. The company Monday named Kevin Gilroy as its new channel chief for the Americas, where he will oversee all partner operations. The 22-year HP veteran will oversee the consolidation of the commercial channels organization that he now runs with the enterprise channel group led by Dan Vertrees.
  • Microsoft Ships Beta Of Software Update Services 2.0, Slips MOM 2005
    Microsoft kicked off its annual management summit by announcing as expected the beta release of its next software update services (SUS) for the Windows server--but it appears the delivery of both the final SUS code and the newly designated Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 will be delayed.
  • CRN Interview: Adalio Sanchez, IBM
    The best thing that may have ever happened to IBM's pSeries is the stagnation of the Unix market. Although the demand for Unix servers is down, IBM's share of this $20 billion market grew 4 points last year, according to research firm IDC, and revenue was up 12 percent. In an interview with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard, Adalio Sanchez, IBM general manager for the pSeries, details the company's strategy and the opportunities for solution providers partnering with IBM in 2004.
  • Microsoft CEO Holds Talks With EU
    Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer held 11th-hour talks Tuesday with the European Union antitrust chief, just a week ahead of a final decision on a long-running antitrust case against the world's biggest software company.
  • StarOffice To Get MS Office Macro Conversion
    In its quest to wrest converts from Microsoft Office, Sun Microsystems will soon add a macro conversion utility to its StarOffice software suite, a top Sun executive said Tuesday.
  • Veritas To Restate Three Years Worth Of Earnings
    Veritas Software has uncovered a series of accounting abuses that will force the business software maker to recalculate its results for the past three years, causing a delay that may threaten the company's listing on the Nasdaq Stock Market.