CRN Channel News


  • EU May Force Change In Microsoft Windows
    Going beyond Microsoft's settlement of U.S. antitrust charges, the European Union wants to force the software giant to offer computer makers a version of Windows without any multimedia program to give rival companies a better shot at getting their products on consumers' desktops, sources said Wednesday.
  • Former WorldCom CEO Turns Himself In To FBI
    Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers surrendered Wednesday to face federal charges that he conspired with his chief financial officer to cook the company's books in the biggest corporate fraud in American history.
  • Calypso Warns It Will Enforce Roaming Patent
    Calypso Wireless said Wednesday it is contacting mobile device vendors to warn them that it will enforce a patent that covers roaming between cellular data systems and shorter-range networks such as wireless LANs.
  • Westcon Seeks $115 Million In IPO
    Westcon Group has registered for a $115 million initial public offering, according to a document filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • With as competitive portfolio as it has had in years, Big Blue looks to grow


    IBM In the Driver’s Seat
    There's a swagger and spirit in the step of IBM not seen in years.
  • PartnerWorld attendees report more services revenue due to channel initiatives


    Regional Integrators Claim IGS Making Strides In Partnering
    Regional integrators attending IBM's PartnerWorld said IBM Global Services has made an about-face in partnering with the channel, and as a result they are seeing increased services revenues.
  • Aspire 1710 product offers workstation performance at $1,499


    Acer Goes Big With 15-Pound, Graphics-Intensive Notebook
    While rivals are offering lighter notebooks, Acer America is bucking the trend with the release of a new 15-pound notebook offering workstation graphics performance at an estimated $1,499 price tag.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Ted Kummert, Microsoft's <br>'E-Biz Guy'
    Ted Kummert, Microsoft's corporate vice president of e-business servers, presided over the BizTalk 2004 launch in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday afternoon. Just before he took to the podium he talked with CRN Industry Editor Barbara Darrow about his new gig. A 14-year veteran with the company, he has worked on Windows NT and Windows CE development, and most recently spent four years with MSN.
  • Lexmark Banks On Color With New Laser Printer
    Betting on projections for huge growth in the midmarket color printer segment, Lexmark on Tuesday unveiled a new product line that it says boosts performance and cuts the cost of acquisition.
  • MP-ready chip hits 3GHz


    Intel Unveils New Xeon
    Intel Tuesday released a 3GHz, multiprocessor-capable version of its Xeon chip for servers. Intel said the processor offers a 25 percent performance boost and provides an easier solution for server consolidation.
  • Former WorldCom Chief Ebbers Indicted
    Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers has been indicted on federal charges stemming from the multibillion dollar accounting scandal at the telecommunications giant, a government official said Tuesday.

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