CRN Channel News

  • ShadowRAM: January 26, 2004
    The Associated Press wrote a story over the long Martin Luther King holiday weekend about IBM adding 15,000 jobs, and yours truly sensed something amiss. Sure enough, that Monday, The Wall Street Journal broke a story about IBM's plans to "offshore" more jobs (meaning layoffs here) but not exactly come clean about it.
  • Tyan Unleashes New Tiger Motherboard
    Fremont, Calf.-based Tyan Computer recently unveiled the Tiger i7501R (S2735), a highly integrated, dual Intel Xeon processor motherboard designed for pedestal, midrange 1U and 2U and rackmount server applications.
  • Two New Sub-$1,000 Color Printers For SMB Market
    Laser printer prices have dropped dramatically over the past few years, with several color lasers now selling for less than $1,000. The CRN Test Center looked at two color printers priced in the $1,000 range that still offer high quality.
  • i2 Telecom's InternetTalker Gateway Offers Cost-Effective But Limited VoIP
    The recent market explosion in voice-over IP services and products has brought the technology to the forefront of businesses both large and small. But with VoIP still far from being the plug-and-play solution desired by smaller businesses, solution providers have become key players in selecting and deploying the technology. What's more, many of the products on the market are evolving into niche solutions, forcing SMB adopters to rely more than ever on solution providers.
  • Sybase 'Orchestrates' New Business Processes
    Sybase is paying more attention to the channel lately and is combining its application development and mobility offerings. The Sybase Integration Orchestrator server is a key part of that.
  • New regulation aims to level playing field for government contracts

    Small Guys Win Big
    In a move that some describe as a victory for the little guys, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) this week will enact a new regulation that paves the way for smaller solution providers to compete with larger organizations for government contracts.
  • Retools program, lowers bar for qualification

    Samsung Revs Up Power Partner
    Samsung Electronics is reorganizing its Power Partner channel program and will cut in half the threshold for solution providers to qualify for monthly financial incentives, a company executive said.
  • Verio Launches Government Channel Program
    Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications, on Friday said it plans to create one of the first vertically focused partner programs in the managed hosting space for the federal government sector.
  • Report: 'Tumultuous Changes' Coming To Desktop PCs
    Outwardly showing little change in recent years, the venerable desktop PC will begin getting a makeover in the second half of 2004, with the movement creating "tumultuous transformations" in the PC industry, according to a new study.
  • Says late booking of contracts to inflate quarterly sales figures was widespread

    Computer Associates Ex-VP Pleads Guilty To Obstruction Of Justice
    A former senior vice president for Computer Associates International Inc. pleaded guilty to obstructing justice Thursday, saying the company had a "widespread practice" of allowing the late booking of contracts to inflate quarterly sales figures.
  • Qwest Looks To Channel To Boost Government, Wireless Sales
    Qwest Communications International has not fully rid itself of the financial hardships it encountered in 2002, but channel partners have played a huge part in helping the firm erase more than $9 billion of debt in 2003, Qwest executives said today.