CRN Channel News


  • Site Surveys Critical In Deployment Of WLANs
    Even though deploying Wi-Fi hardware has quickly become a plug-and-play task, solution providers can still run into odd circumstances where the technology refuses to work as expected. The very nature of wireless technologies complicates the troubleshooting process; after all, wireless signals cannot be seen and can bounce off obstacles in an unexpected fashion. What's more, mis-configuration and interference issues can further upset the reliability of Wi-Fi.
  • HP, NEC Projectors Are Among The Brightest And Lightest
    Improvements in projector technology have simultaneously led to projectors that have shrunk in size and grown in feature sets and capabilities. Many portable projectors are now smaller and lighter than notebook computers, making life easier for users who travel often and give frequent presentations on the road, such as salespeople, or for those working in education or government. CRN Test Center engineers reviewed two such portable projectors from Hewlett-Packard and NEC.
  • Intel Repositions Centrino, Readies New Processor Labeling
    Amid a wholesale reshuffling and discontinuance of some processors, Intel on Monday will unveil three devices aimed at driving its Centrino product line into consumer markets. At the same time, it will unveil its new processor-labeling scheme.
  • CRN Interview: Business Objects CEO Bernard Liautaud
    Business Objects Chairman and CEO Bernard Liautaud recently engaged in a far-ranging talk with CRN West Coast Bureau Chief Rochelle Garner on the state of the business intelligence market, the company's reasons for acquiring Crystal Decisions and the role of the channel. This is an excerpt of that conversation.
  • AMD Ships Mobile 64-Bit Processors
    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has begun shipping two new low-power 64-bit mobile processors, hoping it can continue to push its AMD64 technology into the high-growth notebook space.
  • NetGear Reports Sales Up 31 Percent
    NetGear Wednesday reported first-quarter sales that climbed 31 percent over last year, bolstered by the introduction of a dozen new products during the quarter.
  • The View From Veritas
    This week in Las Vegas, Veritas has attracted some 3,400 attendees to its annual user and partner conference. The message this week: We've got the independent, hardware-neutral solution that paves the way for organizations to adopt utility computing. But there's some question as to how many companies can really embrace this model. CEO Gary Bloom addresses this and other issues head-on in an interview with VARBusiness senior executive editor T.C. Doyle, which has been edited for length and clarity below.
  • Cisco Adds Wireless To Catalyst 6500 Switch
    Cisco Systems on Wednesday introduced wireless functionality for its popular Catalyst 6500 Series Switch to allow fast, secure roaming between access points without losing a connection.
  • Sun Microsystems Opens RFID Tag Plant
    Sun Microsystems is opening a Dallas-area facility on Wednesday to test radio tags for tracking consumer products and improving inventory control in stores.
  • Sun Microsystems Opens RFID Tag Plant
    Sun Microsystems is opening a Dallas-area facility on Wednesday to test radio tags for tracking consumer products and improving inventory control in stores.
  • Gates Promises Longhorn Beta In 2005 Despite Security Concerns
    Microsoft has recommitted to releasing Longhorn, its next-generation Windows client and server, into beta testing in 2005 even though its chairman acknowledged that security concerns threaten his dream of enabling seamless connectivity and Web services.
  • IBM's Tool-Timing Plan
    IBM this week plans to unveil simultaneous updates to its WebSphere Studio toolset and the IBM Rational Suite of developer tools,a move in line with IBM's strategy to merge its myriad developer offerings into a unified platform.

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