Distribution


  • Briefs: July 24, 2006
    Insight Enterprises has agreed to purchase Software Spectrum from Level 3 Communications for about $287 million in cash, according to the companies.
  • Tech Data Gets SmartNet
    Tech Data has trained more than 100 sales representatives to give solution providers a hand with an ARM.
  • McAfee Broadens Its Horizons
    McAfee has authorized Ingram Micro and Tech Data to carry its IntruShield Network Intrusion Protection and Foundstone Enterprise Vulnerability Management, marking the first time the products are available through broadline distribution.
  • A Linux OS For All
    It is probably no surprise that I am a fan of Linux, but that does not mean I am a hater of Windows. I use Microsoft, Linux and Apple products regularly, and there are upsides and downsides to each.
  • Alaskan VARs Stand Behind Sen. Ted Stevens
    If it's hard for many VARs to imagine traveling by sea plane or snowmobile to visit a customer, it's just as hard for Alaskan solution providers to understand all the fuss about Sen. Ted Stevens' (R-Alaska) recent comments, in which he called the Internet a "series of tubes."
  • CDW Eyes Acquisitions As Revenue, Earnings Increase
    CDW's earnings increased 9 percent and sales rose 6 percent in the second quarter ended June 30, as the Vernon Hills, Ill.-based solution provider continues to look at acquisition targets, according to executives.
  • Panasonic Adds Synnex To List of Federal Distributors
    Panasonic has expanded its federal distribution channel with the addition of Synnex, which will be one of only a handful -- including Tech Data and GTSI -- authorized to distribute Toughbook notebook computers for inclusion on federal IT contracts.
  • McAfee's IntruShield, Foundstone Products Go Broadline
    McAfee has authorized Ingram Micro and Tech Data to carry its IntruShield Network Intrusion Protection and Foundstone Enterprise Vulnerability Management products, marking the first time they're available through broadline distribution.
  • Sun Moves To Firm Up Storage Strategy
    Sun Microsystems is moving to solidify its storage strategy in the wake of last year's StorageTek acquisition through a long-anticipated distribution agreement with Avnet Technology Solutions.
  • Avnet, Arrow Pave Way For OpenView VARs
    Hewlett-Packard distributors Arrow Electronics and Avnet Partner Solutions are each putting their stamp on the vendor's wish to ramp up OpenView business through the channel.
  • Intel Revamps Partner Levels
    Intel's top partners now need to qualify to be part of its Premier Provider program as Intel pulls the trigger on its revamped channel program.
  • CA's XOsoft Buy Is A BrightStor Move
    CA's purchase of privately held data protection vendor XOsoft will flesh out its BrightStor ARCserve Backup product line, said Bob Davis, senior vice president and general manager of storage business at CA, Islandia, N.Y. Details of the deal, which closed July 11, were not disclosed.

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