CRN Channel News

  • Oracle Faces Channel Angst
    In an attempt to ease channel conflict, Oracle hopes to publish new rules of engagement internally in April and promulgate them to partners the following month.
  • Citrix Readies MetaFrame Upgrade
    Even as Microsoft begins chipping away at Bearpaw, the next version of terminal services, Citrix Systems will launch next quarter a major upgrade of its MetaFrame that offers enhanced licensing and performance, support for Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol, improved management and better mobile support.
  • HP authorizes CDW for two-way, four-way HP 9000 systems

    CDW Gets HP Blessing
    In a move that some partners fear could impact margins, Hewlett-Packard has authorized CDW to sell two- and four-way HP 9000 servers to SMB customers.
  • Microsoft nixes plans for server suite; solution providers unfazed

    Say Farewell To Discovery
    Microsoft has grounded Discovery, its planned server suite that was to have melded content management, e-commerce and EAI talents.
  • Transformation The Message Of Intel Forum
    Intel plans to unleash new advanced reference platforms for PDAs and cell phones this week, as the company seeks to pound home the theme of "transformation" of computing and communications during its biannual Intel Developer Forum.
  • IBM Pursues Self-Healing IT
    Taking the next step in its push toward next-generation self-healing systems, IBM this week plans to unveil an Eclipse-based toolkit for developing self-managing capability in IT environments.
  • Microsoft Grounds Discovery Suite
    Microsoft has grounded Discovery, its planned server suite designed to meld content management, e-commerce and EAI capabilities, an executive confirmed Friday.
  • PC Market Forecast To Grow In 1Q
    Worldwide shipments of personal computers in the first quarter are expected to increase, fueled by strong consumer demand, a market research firm said Thursday.
  • Next phase of program to reward professional services, industry disciplines

    Cisco Mulls How To Reward Solutions
    The next stage of Cisco Systems' partner incentive program will reward VARs and systems integrators who have invested in constructing end-to-end business solutions, executives said.
  • Cisco Unveils New Initiatives And Charts Progress
    Three years. That's often what a typical executive-level stint at Cisco is. After that, another assignment for some. Possibly another geo, or maybe another business unit. After running Cisco's U.K. operations and its Service Provider Line business in EMEA, Paul Mountford was asked by CEO John Chambers somewhere en route to London from Madrid to move to America and head the company's worldwide channels operation. That was a little more than two years ago.
  • IBM Simplifies Mainframe Security
    IBM on Thursday continued its efforts to simplify IT infrastructure by releasing the newest version of its mainframe operating system, z/OS 1.5, which includes software to centralize management of multi-tier security environments.
  • Test Center Review: Acronis A Useful Backup Utility For Windows Servers
    Backing up Microsoft Windows-based servers and workstations has always been a challenge, often requiring that the systems not be used for hours during the backup process. San Francisco-based Acronis aims to ease those backup woes with True Image Server V7, a $499 drive imaging tool designed for active servers and workstations.
  • FCC 'Frees' Free World Dialup VoIP Service
    The Federal Communications Commission took a baby step forward in Voice over Internet Protocol regulation today, by ruling that the Free World Dialup service was not subject to traditional voice-service regulations.