• Report states that distribution will continue to grow faster than overall IT market

    Disty Roundup: Looking Back, Looking Forward
    What kind of year was 2005 for IT distributors? Despite double-digit revenue growth for many top distributors, as well as historic expansion overseas, the year appears to have been a mixed bag.
  • Distributor to sell Lasso Logic's data protection and backup appliance, hosted service

    D&H Offers Hosted Data Backup
    D&H Distributing soon will sell its first hosted data backup solution. The Harrisburg, Pa.-based distributor recently signed Lasso Logic as a vendor for its data protection and backup appliance and also will sell the hosted backup service, said Michael Schwab, vice president of purchasing at D&H.
  • Briefs: December 19, 2005
    Oracle met analyst expectations in its second fiscal quarter ended Nov. 30, a performance that apparently was not enough to satisfy investors who have been expecting bigger things since the business software maker launched a nearly $20 billion shopping spree a year ago.
  • Educated bets; looking ahead

    So Where's This Business Heading In 2006? Predictions For The New Year
    When you wrap it up, 2005 was in many ways a better year than expected. But it&'s basically all over at this point, and it&'s time to start thinking about next year. So here&'s my take on some things to think about for your business, with a prediction or two thrown in.
  • Mark Diamond alleges wrongful termination by distributor

    SED Sued By Former CEO
    The former CEO of distributor SED has sued the company, alleging he was wrongfully terminated. Mark Diamond alleges he was fired by SED&'s board of directors July 25 in retaliation for his actions to investigate a shareholder complaint about alleged financial improprieties at the publicly traded company.
  • Linux vendor agree to back IBM's Geronimo, Derby open source projects

    IBM Builds Dedicated Sales Channel For Red Hat, Novell Linux
    IBM elevated Red Hat and Novell to its strategic alliance program, unveiled its new subscription models for selling those firms' Linux distributions in combination with hardware, middleware and services and promised to open up significant sales channel and access to IBM centers in emerging countries such as Brazil, Russia, India and China. In exchange, Red Hat and Novell will push IBM's Geronimo and Derby open source projects
  • Avnet Launches ISV Partnering Plan For HP VARs
    The Hewlett-Packard business unit of Avnet Partner Solutions Americas on Monday rolled out a program designed to help ISVs team with HP hardware VARs to better implement vertical solutions.
  • A model for the future: opening doors

    Could Distributors Be Shut Out Of The Managed Services World?
    Trends come and trends go in high tech. Some are merely hype and never catch on. Remember Larry Ellison and Lou Gerstner spouting off about how the network computer, which was merely a dumb terminal with an Internet connection, would rule the world and replace many PCs on the desktop? That was nearly 10 years ago, and I&'m still waiting for it to happen.
  • System Builders Join Managed Services Fray
    System builder Seneca Data is adding a managed services component to its lineup in an effort to encourage its VAR and ISV partners to find new opportunities with a recurring revenue component.