• New centralized system will eventually include all products

    Streamlining Special Bids: IBM's xSeries Line Is First
    IBM plans to launch a centralized program Sept. 1 that will reduce the time it takes to get special pricing for xSeries products, according to the company.
  • Panel points out opportunities for decade ahead

    Talking Up Security, Managed Services
    The next decade will bring opportunities for solution providers delivering managed services and security solutions, according to a panel hosted by CMP Media Channel Group President Robert Faletra, held during last week&s XChange conference.
  • ShadowRAM: August 29, 2005
    At just about every past Intel Developer Forum, AMD would taunt its hated rival by posting AMD reps outside the convention hall offering free coffee and other giveaways touting AMD processors as the superior silicon.
  • rPath Linux code to move to beta in fall

    Ex-Red Hat Execs To Launch rPath
    A group of former high-level execs from Red Hat are planning to launch a startup called rPath that will support customized Linux distributions.
  • Distribution Roundup: Sales Up, But Some Profits, Margins Fall
    While North America's top distributors continued to increase sales in the most recent quarter, in some cases, the dog days of summer have taken a toll on earnings and margins. Distribution leaders continue to say that demand is stable, but that competitive pricing pressure in North America and a weak economy in Europe are adversely affecting results.
  • Tech Data Lets VARs Take Credit
    Tech Data has put together a new team of credit specialists to help solution providers leverage different financing options on a sale-by-sale-basis, according to the Clearwater, Fla.-based distributor.
  • Briefs: August 8, 2005
    Access Distribution has beefed up its IT and marketing services initiatives to solution providers. The Westminster, Colo., distributor renamed its services group IT Service Solutions and added more services representatives and signed DecisionOne as a services partner in its OneTech program to provide support on the IBM and Hewlett-Packard platforms, said CEO Anna McDermott at the distributor&'s New Frontiers Conference in Keystone, Colo., last week.