• 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.
  • SED Board Unseats CEO
    When SED International celebrated its 25th anniversary July 28, one long-time executive was not present. CEO Mark Diamond has left the Tucker, Ga.-based distributor.
  • Spire Systems Keeps CPUs Cool
    A car overheating could be caused by loss of a coolant, the failure of the heating system or simply an excess of heat. The same laws apply to PCs and CPU thermal cooling systems.
  • ShadowRAM: August 8, 2005
    The brochure for next October&'s Internet Telephony Conference and Expo in L.A. features none other than former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, who is billed as one of the keynote speakers.
  • QandA With e-Convergence Founder Joe Heinzen
    When Joe Heinzen founded e-Convergence Solutions in early 2003, he knew he wanted to take a different approach to IT distribution. After serving as a vice president at Westcon Group's Comstor division, which specializes in Cisco gear, Heinzen decided to get away from high-volume products and big vendors because there was simply too much competition and not enough value at that end of the market.
  • 3Com Adds VoIP Distributor
    3Com expanded its distribution ranks Tuesday, adding Target Distributing in a move to bring on more VoIP channel partners.
  • Zultys Zooms Ahead
    Zultys Technologies&' partner efforts are in high gear with the recent hiring of a channel executive and plans to team with new distributors.
  • Cisco Signs Pact With D&H
    After years of discussing a potential partnership, Cisco and D&H Distributing finally took the leap this summer and announced a major distribution agreement that makes D&H a primary ally in the networking giant's recent push toward the small and midsize business (SMB) market.
  • NEC Chooses Channel
    NEC is moving to a 100 percent distribution model for its fault-tolerant and Itanium 2 servers, software and storage products.