CRN Channel News

  • Ingraham Looks For the Heart of Leadership At VARBusiness 500 Awards
    Commentator Laura Ingraham offered advice to both President George W. Bush and presidental hopeful John Kerry at Tuesday night's VARBusiness 500 awards dinner. Through the course of her comments, she also paid tribute to former President Ronald Reagan and tossed criticisms at Bill and Hillary Clinton, the mainstream news media and the French army as the keynote speaker at this year's VARBusiness 500 Awards gala dinner.
  • Tech Execs Give Congress A List Of Wants
    Chief executives of leading technology companies urged Congress on Wednesday to promote math and science in U.S. schools, avoid interfering with industry efforts to hire more workers overseas and crack down on foreign software piracy.
  • Spam Ramblings
    One of my former colleagues from United Press International (aka UPI) works on the Circuits section over at the New York Times, so I usually check in on Thursdays to see what the crew is thinking about.
  • The 2004 VARBusiness 500 Award Winners
    The 2004 VARBusiness 500 Lifetime Achievement Award was presented June 15 to Ed Coleman, the chairman, president and CEO of CompuCom Systems. The award was one of 18 given at the 2004 VARBusiness 500 award ceremonies at The Rainbow Room in New York City to solution providers and individuals who demonstrated excellence during the past year.
  • Recap: The 2004 VARBusiness Awards Event
    Like jewels in a royal crown, some of the IT industry's most successful and powerful solution providers were on display Tuesday night for the 2004 VARBusiness 500 Awards at the Rockefeller Center's Rainbow Room in New York. The annual event, now in its fourth year, recognized some of the biggest and brightest companies in the channel.
  • Arrow To Bring Compliance, Marketing Services To Storage VARs
    Compliance and regulatory issues and how they affect solution providers were the main topic as Arrow Enterprise Storage Solutions this week rolled out its first solution provider advisory council as part of its first-ever solution provider summit.
  • Oracle, Justice Department Spar Over Market Choice
    Oracle continued to drive home its message on Tuesday that customers actually have a great deal of leverage in the software negotiating process and wouldn't be adversely affected if its acquisition of PeopleSoft Inc. squeezed out one of the three high-end business software players.
  • I Want My Seat
    We live in an instant-gratification society. We have instant messaging, instant soup and coffee, instant relationships and even instant lottery winners. And no place better to get instant gratification than when you buy something online, and can get it NOW.
  • Aten Unveils New KVM Switch, Browser-Based Version To Follow
    Aten Technology this week introduced a new enterprise-class KVM solution, which allows up to four users to directly access and control up to 32 servers or PCs simultaneously and independently, and is backing it up with a new channel program.
  • Cisco Router Is Built To Last
    Cisco Systems introduced late last month its cisco carrier routing system (crs-1). The revolutionary powerful IP backbone router built for the long term with a capacity of up to 92 terabits per second (Tbps) and multiple shelfs that act as one.
  • Govt. Moves To Block Accenture's Award
    An amendment passed June 9 by the House Appropriations Committee on a vote of 35-17 could jeopardize a contract potentially worth a minimum of $10 million and a maximum of $10 billion awarded only a week before to accenture by the U.S. department of Homeland security (DHS).
  • Westcon Names New Marketing VP
    Westcon Group named Duncan Potter vice president of worldwide corporate marketing. Potter previously was vice president of marketing at Extreme Networks and also has worked at Cisco Systems and 3Com, according to Westcon Group.