Distribution


  • VARs discover new opportunities by utilizing what cellular connectivity services have to offer


    Solution Providers Going Mobile
    For solution providers looking to get into the wireless game, there are ways to get around having to maintain personal relationships with nationwide cellular carriers and still do business with SMB customers eager to go wireless.
  • Avnet Beefs Up Its Vendor Linecard
    Avnet Partner Solutions has been churning out new initiatives and vendor linecard additions in the first few months that Fred Cuen took over as president of Avnet Technology Solutions Americas. Cuen, a popular figure with Avnet solution providers, recently talked with CMP Vice President/CRN Editor Heather Clancy and CRN Distribution Editor Scott Campbell about several trends in the channel and what to expect from the Tempe, Ariz.-based distributor. The following are excerpts from the conversation:
  • VentureTech Members Recount Hurricane Katrina Experience
    Last fall, Ingram Micro asked its VentureTech Network members to donate about $25,000 earmarked for dinner one night to help fellow members struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina. On Friday, two of those solution providers--Jim Perrier of Universal Data and Vince Gremillion of Restech--got a chance to say thanks.
  • The Future of Wireless?
    The WLAN market is sizzling hot right now and solution providers servicing the SMB space may want to take a look at a new wireless standard referred to as MIMO technology.
  • AMD Offers Smaller Quantities To VARs
    Advanced Micro Devices earlier this month said it has begun shipping Turion 64 processors to system builders that want to buy the mobile parts in small quantities.
  • Distributor offers service to VARs via Anything IT partnership


    Tech Data Unveils New Asset Disposal Initiative
    Getting rid of old PCs can be a real pain in the asset, but a new program from Tech Data hopes to help solution providers solve the problem.
  • Long Arm Of Linux
    With Microsoft pushing the release of Vista back yet again, there just might be an opportunity for a new sheriff to come to town.
  • D&H Adds Security Vendors
    D&H has enhanced its security line card, picking up new products from WatchGuard Technologies, TrustELI and Anthology Solutions that target the small- and midsize-business market.

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