CRN Channel News

  • CRN Interview: Corel CEO Amish Mehta
    On the heels of WordPerfect Office 12, a major upgrade to Corel's office productivity suite, Mehta shared his thoughts on how the Ottawa-based software vendor aims to work with VARs to capture share among small and midsize businesses and other "value-conscious" customers in an interview with CRN Editor In Chief Michael Vizard and Editor Heather Clancy.
  • HP Posts Its Strongest Quarter Ever
    Hewlett-Packard Wednesday, May 19, helped boost the equity markets after reporting its best quarter ever Tuesday when revenue surpassed the $20 billion mark. The computing giant also recorded $884 million in net income, a 34 percent rise over the same period last year.
  • PeopleSoft Showcases Its Wares
    PeopleSoft kicked off its 2004 Leadership Summit with a series of announcements that show how last year's acquisition of JD Edwards has moved from the adjustment stage into full-on productivity.
  • Turf Wars In The Custom Systems Space
    The recovery in the desktop and notebook PC market has given Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM a nice bump in sales, but custom-system builders have enjoyed a welcome boost as well. System builders also are continuing to hold their share of the market, pegged at 30 percent according to IDC, but they also will continue to face challenges from their branded rivals.
  • Wily Technology Ramps Up Its Channel
    Wily Technology is expanding its partner ecosystem to accelerate adoption of its J2EE application platform performance monitoring and management solution.
  • Best Software Completes Accpac Acquisition
    Best Software and its U.K.-parent, The Sage Group, said Tuesday they have completed the acquisition of Accpac International. The acquisition, originally announced last December, creates a combined company with 13,600 solution providers, including Accpac's worldwide network of 7,000 business partners.
  • HP Posts Earnings In Line With Expectations
    Hewlett-Packard Tuesday posted earnings in line with expectations of 34 cents per share on a 12 percent increase in sales to $20.1 billion for its second fiscal quarter ended April 30.
  • Custom Systems Rule Server Market
    Custom-system builders are the king of both the PC server and Unix server markets in the channel, according to the latest CRN Monthly Solution Provider Survey.
  • Symbol Stresses Mobility, Renewed Channel Focus
    Everyone knows that more and more enterprise users are clamoring for solutions that will allow them to enjoy greater mobility without compromising performance. What fewer people agree on is how such a solution should look.
  • AMD Ships New Opterons
    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has begun shipping three new processors in its Opteron line, including a high-end version of the 64-bit processor that it says provides improved performance in four-way, X86-based deployments.
  • CRN Interview: Avnet’s Cuen Sounds Off On IBM Relationship
    As executive vice present and general manager of Avnet's IBM division, Fred Cuen has seen a lot of change at IBM and in distribution in general. Most recently, IBM has announced a slew of executive changes. In an interview with CRN Editor-in-Chief Michael Vizard, Cuen talks about what the changes at IBM potentially mean for VARs and how Avnet's IBM arm is evolving alongside its strategic partner.
  • Forrester: Offshore Outsourcers Seek Risk Balance
    As U. S. companies increasingly turn to offshore outsourcing, many Fortune 1000 companies among them are looking for different ways to balance the risk of having IT work performed in overseas operations, according to new details from an outsourcing report.