CRN Channel News


  • Intel Pushing Pricing Down With New Itanium
    Working to drive down overall pricing in its high-end, 64-bit Itanium processor line, Intel has begun shipping a new 1.4GHz version of the processor that the company says will significantly cut down the cost of dual-processor systems.
  • Salesforce.com Releases Spring Update
    Spring is in the air and--like a well-timed lunar clock--Salesforce.com has issued the latest seasonal release of its self-named CRM service. Announcing the update Monday from both San Francisco and New York, the company also touted its new salesforce.com Studio feature as well as the next version of its sforce deployment platform.
  • Caution Ahead Of Intel Earnings
    Intel is gearing up to release its first-quarter earnings Tuesday, amid a market anxious for good news and signs of a continued, upbeat recovery.
  • Me And the Mob
    I didn't really know what to expect when I showed up at the gym at the University of San Francisco last Saturday, April 3, to participate in the first "Flash Mob Computing" event. But it turned out to be one of those incredible days where I learned a lot, met some great people and had a blast. During all of this, history was being made as several hundred PCs were networked together to form one of the largest supercomputers.
  • South Korean Company Sues Microsoft
    A South Korean Internet portal company filed an antitrust lawsuit Monday against Microsoft, alleging the U.S. computer software giant violated trade regulations by tying instant messenger software to its Windows operating system.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview, Kent Foster, Ingram Micro
    Ingram Micro Chairman and CEO Kent Foster spoke to CRN Distribution Editor Scott Campbell and CRN Editor/ News Steven Burke about the company's new Choice Advantage initiative. Below are excerpts from the interview.
  • IGS-Ingram Micro Partnership Spawns First Deal
    The first deal under the year-old IBM Global Services-Ingram Micro Services Network partnership has been captured by Analysts International, a $332 million diversified IT services company.
  • Company's mobile platform now supports tablet PCs, laptops


    Set To Go iAnywhere
    IAnywhere Solutions plans to unveil Monday a new version of its M-Business Anywhere Web-based mobile platform that includes support for tablet PCs and laptops and offline access to Web applications.
  • Getting to the right price: A bold initiative


    Ingram Micro Lets Solution Providers Choose Their Own Pricing Scenarios
    Pricing is always a difficult issue in the channel. No one is ever satisfied: OEMs believe they deserve the lion's portion of the profit, customers always think the price should be lower, and solution providers, of course, are caught in the middle.
  • Ingram's Whopper
    Ingram Micro is shaking up the distribution business with its own version of the Burger King "Have It Your Way" business credo.
  • It's About Choice
    If you do business with Ingram Micro, your business is about to change.
  • Sonic Software Adds Fault Tolerance To Messaging Middleware
    The terms "enterprise-class," "fault-tolerant," and "realtime messaging" aren't usually strung together for the midsize-business market. Sonic Software hopes to change that with its release Monday of SonicMQ 6.0, high-volume, fault-tolerant middleware that can be installed on off-the-shelf hardware. Suitable for mission-critical applications, the software costs $15,000 per CPU pair.
  • Verizon bids $5B to block Nextel


    Verizon, Nextel Continue Battle Over Spectrum
    The wireless spectrum war is intensifying. Nextel Communications and Verizon Wireless are battling over the 1.9-GHz band, while many public-safety organizations continue to back a proposal that would reshuffle most of Nextel's traffic into the upper end of the 800-MHz spectrum.

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