CRN Channel News


  • Athlon 64 Hits The Store Shelves
    The 64-bit AMD Athlon rubber is hitting the road as PC makers are beginning to sell the machines to end users. Tiger.com, Emachines, and Hewlett-Packard are offering the machines.
  • Industry Gets Behind VoIP
    Cable and phone companies are hustling to offer new services that route calls over the Internet, a technology that eventually will make the 125-year-old telephone system seem about as advanced as sending smoke signals.
  • AT&T Becomes Latest Carrier To Promise VoIP
    AT&T became the latest major telecommunications carrier to jump on the VoIP bandwagon Thursday, when the company announced plans to launch a widespread effort to sell the technology to business customers sometime next year.
  • Demand For Disk Drives Dips, IDC Figures Reveal
    The worldwide disk storage systems factory business showed a slight dip in revenues for the third quarter of this year, down 0.3 percent compared with the third quarter of 2002, according to recent figures released by International Data Corp.
  • CRN Interview: Mike Devlin, General Manager, IBM Rational Software
    IBM's Rational division is rapidly becoming ground zero for IBM's larger developer tools strategy. IBM recently unveiled that Rational will take over development of its WebSphere Studio toolset, as well as leverage the treasure trove of technologies within IBM Research to continue to fortify IBM's tools. CRN Industry Editor Barbara Darrow and Senior Editor Elizabeth Montalbano sat down with Rational General Manager Mike Devlin at IBM Rational's headquarters in Lexington, Mass., recently to discuss what these plans mean for the division going forward. Below is an excerpt from that interview.
  • HP Reorganizes
    Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina said Wednesday that the company will reorganize, creating a new customer organization to be run by Executive Vice President Peter Blackmore and giving his responsibilities to HP Services chief Ann Livermore.
  • Free-ish Money For the Picking
    Rarely has so much been available to so many with far too few takers. I'm talking about market-development funds, better known as MDFs. These are dollars that solution providers have earned, but all too often they either expire or go unclaimed -- a remarkable turn of events in what most observers would view as our "entitlement" society.
  • Intel To Merge Communications Groups
    Stung by poor performance in the unit responsible for flash memory and handheld communication devices, Intel is combining that group into its mainline communications unit headed by Senior Vice President Sean Maloney.
  • Business Advised To Regulate Camera Phone Use
    The growing popularity of cellular phones capable of taking pictures and sending them across the Internet poses a liability and security threat to businesses, which need to adopt policies regulating use of the gadgets in the workplace, an analyst firm said Tuesday.
  • Verio Launches Commercial Next-Gen Internet Protocol
    The telecommunications industry drew a step closer to the much-hyped Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Tuesday, as Verio, a subsidiary of NTT Communications, unveiled the first such commercial offering in North America. The technology, which many say could someday assign an IP address to every object on earth, is available now through Verio's Network Services channel.

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