Distribution


  • Plans Road Shows To Promote SMBAccess, Recruit More Solution Providers


    Tech Data Claims Early Success With SMB Program
    Tech Data's SMBAccess program is growing. Launched last October, the program now has 1,500 members an plans to hold its second of 10 regional conferences this year on June 21 in Houston for resellers focused on the SMB market. Future events are scheduled for Aug. 8 in Washington and Oct. 17 in Atlanta and others will be announced for later this year, according to Tech Data.
  • Wasabi Gets Hotter With Addition Of iSCSI Initiator
    Wasabi Systems, one of a handful of software developers that enable custom system builders to turn commodity server hardware into storage appliances, has added an iSCSI initiator to its NAS appliance software.
  • Distributors Bet On Financing
    Distribution executives are increasingly finding themselves in the money business as much as the products business and they say a top priority is seeking new and creative ways to help solution providers finance deals.
  • Leasing and financing options for customers can be the key to sealing a deal. Exclusive CRN Research shows who's in the game and why.


    Working Capital
    If a growing number of channel players have their way, there is going to be a dramatic increase in the number of deals done as multiyear leases rather than outright IT purchases.
  • Vendor movement encourages a focus on specific markets


    Sun's New Market-Funds Strategy Based On ROI
    In his 15 years at Sun Microsystems, director of U.S. Partner Programs Bill Cate always remembered the Sun Market Advantage program that provided market development funds (MDFs) to VARs and distributors.
  • MSP Platform Vendors Get in On The Action
    There’s no better way to introduce MSPs to a new Hardware-as-a-Service financing program than through the MSP platform vendors themselves, said Ramsey Dellinger, a former MSP who this week is launching a new HaaS company, MSP On Demand.
  • Network-capable document scanner provides entrée


    Kodak Wants To Create A New Image: Channel Player
    Kodak is looking to bring all those nice, bright colors in fuller force to the channel as it targets a growing opportunity in the document and workflow solution space.
  • ViewSonic To Go Retail In Circuit City
    Display maker ViewSonic has signed a deal with retailer Circuit City to begin offering some of its 17-inch and 19-inch monitors in the chain of more than 600 stores.
  • QandA: D&H's Dan Schwab On Digital Convergence
    Dan Schwab, vice president of D&H Distributing, spoke with CRN News Editor Steven Burke at the recent XChange Tech Connect conference about digital convergence, distribution trends and other issues. Below are excerpts from the interview.
  • IBM Fixes Special Pricing Issues
    IBM has fixed a couple of issues surrounding special-bid pricing in the channel, according to Towney Kennard, vice president of business partners, IBM Americas.
  • Best Buy For Biz ... Not
    One of the big questions that hovers over the channel right now is just what impact the massive small-business effort being mounted by Best Buy for Business will have on the channel and the market.
  • Tech Data Reports Lackluster Earnings
    Tech Data’s new fiscal year got off to a slow start: Net sales for the quarter ended April 30 were $4.9 billion, down 2.4 percent year-over-year, the distributor reported today.

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