CRN Channel News


  • Sun Bets On High-Performance Computing For A Volume Market
    Sun Microsystems executives working on a military-funding supercomputing research project say they're developing a new, Java-like programming language and run-time environment that could simplify programming high-performance computing applications.
  • Executive Briefing: Best of the Year
    One of the benefits of joining ChannelWeb is the twice-weekly Executive Briefing newsletter, bringing our readers the latest news from ChannelWeb, CRN and VARBusiness.
  • Fujitsu Says Only Two Companies Making Money In Enterprise PCs
    It's the start of a new regime at Fujitsu, and with it will come changes that will affect you and your business -- as well as the rest of the channel. Toshio Morohoshi, president and CEO of the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Fujitsu Computer Systems, and Dennis Mull, senior vice president of sales and marketing, sat down recently with the editors of VARBusiness to give us their thoughts on the direction and strategies of the newly created company.
  • Citrix Acquires Expertcity In $225 Million Deal
    In its largest acquisition to date, Citrix Systems Thursday inked a definitive agreement to acquire Expertcity, a leader in providing Web-based desktop access and help desk services, for $225 million in cash and stock.
  • Dell Unveils Combo AC/DC Adapter For Laptops
    Dell on Thursday rolled out a new combo power adapter for its Latitude, Inspiron, and Precision line of portable PCs that jacks into traditional outlets as well as car and airplane power ports.
  • RealNetworks Sues Microsoft, Charging Monopoly of Digital Media
    RealNetworks filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft on Thursday, alleging that its competitor has illegally monopolized the growing field of digital media by requiring every Windows user to take Microsoft's media player, whether they want it or not.
  • Citrix Acquires Expertcity For Some $225 Million In Cash And Stock
    Citrix Systems took a strong step toward its goal of becoming a billion-dollar software company by announcing the acquisition of Expertcity, maker of Web-based desktop access, training and customer-assistance products. The deal cost Citrix approximately $225 million in cash and stock, with an additional $12 million in stock to be paid to Expertcity stockholders once the combined company achieves certain unspecified financial milestones.
  • Wendover Index Up, But Some Remain Cautiously Optimistic
    In the latest indicator that tech spending is poised to continue to rise in 2004, the new Wendover-Global Insight IT Spending Index increased 19 percent in October over that of the entire third quarter. The forecast, released Thursday, Dec. 18, rides on the heels of the 10 percent increase in the Wendover-Global Insight IT Spending Index during the third quarter over the April-to-June period of this year.
  • Intel Promotes Channel Exec to VP
    Sophia Chew, who took over as general manager of Intel's Reseller Channel Operation earlier this year, was one of fourteen executives promoted to the post of vice president Thursday, according to the company.
  • IM Acronyms Gain In Business
    Want further proof that instant messaging is becoming an integral part of business culture? Look no further than a survey corporate IM vendor Omnipod conducted recently to find out what kinds of acronyms are gaining steam among business IM users.
  • Qwest To Add 700 POPs With Purchase From Allegiance Telecom
    Qwest Communications International announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to purchase network assets and associated revenue streams from Chapter 11 communications provider Allegiance Telecom. The move would increase Qwest's Points of Presence (POPs) by nearly 700 and would give Qwest assets in 31 new metro markets.
  • Salesforce.com Files For IPO
    In a sure sign the IPO market is again warming up, Salesforce.com on Thursday filed the papers for an initial pubic offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The San Francisco company has generated a fair amount of buzz around its CRM software delivered as a service over the Internet.
  • Latest Jobs Data Show Signs Of Improvement
    First-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped sharply the week ending Dec. 13, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The news, released Thursday, is a reassuring sign that the labor market is slowly, but steadily, improving as the economy grows.
  • Cognos Posts Big Revenue Gain
    Despite what one executive describes as a tough selling environment, Cognos Wednesday reported a 25 percent year-over-year surge in revenue for its third quarter. The vendor's financial results got a $16 million boost from its new ReportNet enterprise-reporting software that became generally available in September.

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