Distribution


  • Tech Data Introduces AppleAdvantage
    Tech Data stepped up its commitment to Apple this week with the introduction of AppleAdvantage, which will provide VARs with a dedicated Apple-focused sales team, among other benefits.
  • Ingram To Point VARs On Right Path
    Ingram Micro&'s GovEd Alliance has started an initiative to help government- and education-focused solution providers find disaster-recovery opportunities in the Gulf Coast region. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based distributor last week unveiled the plan before 300 solution providers at its annual GovEd Alliance Invitational in Palm Springs, Calif.
  • ShadowRAM: November 7, 2005
    Pro-Apple bloggers had a field day last week dredging up a Michael Dell quote from a Gartner conference in Orlando, Fla., eight years ago. When asked at the time what he would do with Apple if Dell bought the company, Dell replied, “I&'d shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.”
  • Westcon Seeking New Partners
    Westcon Group spent years of focusing on Cisco Systems, Nortel Networks and Avaya solutions. Now the distributor looking for a few more friends.
  • Distribution Roundtable: Sounding Off
    It ain&'t easy being the middleman. Vendors demand better returns on their channel programs, while solution providers want more services and help. What&'s a distributor to do? The best they can, according to seven specialty distribution executives who recently sat down with CRN to talk about the channel&'s biggest dilemmas. Distributors are rarely short on ideas on how to fix problems, yet getting the other sides of the supply chain to hear them is another matter. The distribution executives feel it&'s getting to the point that they have to raise their voices just to be heard.
  • Oracle Turns Triple Play In Distribution
    To witness the growing relevance that IT distribution is achieving today, look no further than Oracle's recent splash at the OpenWorld 2005 event in San Francisco, during which the enterprise software maker simultaneously unveiled not one, but three major distribution deals.
  • No Easy Street
    Jim Perrier sets off to work in an old Toyota 4-Runner every morning that his wife keeps begging him to replace. He keeps saying no because he likes the truck and, besides, you don&t get rid of something just because it&s a little banged up. That&s the way it is in Louisiana.
  • Juniper Adds Catalyst Telecom
    Juniper Networks is expanding its partnership ranks with the addition of distributor Catalyst Telecom, CRN has learned.
  • Supermicro Ships AMD Systems Through Distribution
    SuperMicro this month said it will broaden the availability of its systems based on processors from Advanced Micro Devices by shipping products through distributors ASI, Ingram Micro and Tech Data.
  • The Katrina Question
    One of the amazing things about solution providers is their indomitable spirit.
  • PC Connection, PC Mall Make Bids On Amherst Technologies
    PC Connection and PC Mall have thrown their hats into the ring in a bid to acquire the assets of 22-year-old $200 million solution provider Amherst Technologies. The Merrimack, N.H. Amherst was slated to formally file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation today, sources close to the case said.
  • Amherst Set To File Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Liquidation
    Amherst Technologies, a 22-year old $200 million Merrimack, N.H., solution provider that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July, is set to file Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation on Friday, sources said.

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