CRN Channel News


  • CompuCom CEO Sees Steady Services Growth
    CompuCom will find it a long shot to reach the $1 billion mark in annual service revenue, but the sector remains the solution provider's most profitable source of income, said Ed Coleman, CEO of the national reseller and service company.
  • Tenrox Upgrades Software For IT Governance
    Tenrox on Monday released the latest version of its software for tracking and managing all aspects of an IT organization's activities. The software, which helps oversee employee-related processes such as expenses, billing, charge-backs, procurement and time spent on projects, works with customers' financial applications and Microsoft Project Server.
  • Microsoft To Address Critics At Hearing
    Microsoft Corp. is going to launch a last-ditch effort Wednesday to avoid harsh penalties in Europe for alleged monopolistic behavior that could force it to change the way it sells its ubiquitous Windows software.
  • Sybase To Roll Out Realtime Database
    Continuing to position itself as the unwired database company, Sybase will release a "realtime database" later this year and continue to invest in becoming the key brand in mobile middleware, a company executive said.
  • Top CIOs: Don't Expect Bigger Budgets
    The CIOs of Johnson & Johnson and Time Warner Music said they don't predict a significant uptick in IT spending in the near term and described technology investments as continuing to be surgical for the foreseeable future.
  • IBM Updates DB2 Everyplace
    The latest version of IBM's DB2 Everyplace database offers better synchronization to all sorts of devices and new interfaces for Microsoft's .Net Framework and .Net Compact framework, IBM said.
  • Can Salesforce.com Expand To A Web Services Platform?
    Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff Monday hailed sforce 2.0, a new version of the company's development tool, as a platform for building custom Web-services enabled applications. But this broad positioning of what Salesforce.com calls its "on-demand" application server, launched earlier this year as a tool to add customization and new enhancements to the company's hosted service, has observers wondering if the industry will welcome another application development platform.
  • Wireless Mesh Networking Gathers Momentum
    Wireless ad hoc mesh networking will get a boost on two levels this week with the unveiling of startup PacketHop Inc. and the announcement that wireless home networking and automation proponent Zensys A/S has entered into a business partnership with Intel Corp.
  • Intel Buying Wireless Chipmaker
    Intel is buying wireless LAN chipmaker Mobilian for an undisclosed sum in a deal to strengthen its strategy to offer a variety of chips for phones and other devices.
  • Samsung Hires Digital Channel Exec
    Samsung hired Gregg Prendergast as vice president of sales for the commercial channel in its Digital Information Technology Division, the company said Monday.
  • VMware, Veritas Flip The Switch
    The debut of VMware's Virtual Center and Veritas' CommandCentral Service 3.5 signal the emergence of an industry and channel around utility computing.

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