CRN Components and Peripherals News

  • IBM Debuts System i Server With Low Entry Prices
    Acknowledging that it's still not reaching all potential customers in the small and midsize business market, IBM has unveiled two additions to the low end of its System i Express line of servers Tuesday that will be priced on a per-user basis.
  • Patience is required, but the payoff in design consulting and recurring services can be handsome

    Digital Display/Signage
    Installation design and services are an indispensable way to see green in digital signage, according to the 2007 CRN Profitability Study.
  • Adaptec Unifies SAS And SATA
    Adaptec's PCIe-based Ultra320 SCSI single-channel HBA controller gives system builders lots of flexibility when building storage devices, since it can mix and match with SAS and SATA drives and devices.
  • Digital Sign Of The Times
    Digital signage involves more than just sticking a large screen in the middle of a lobby or airport. Besides understanding the technology, VARs deploying these solutions must keep this in mind: It's ultimately about communication.
  • Although initial deal sizes aren't huge, margins are up and potential for recurring services is rising

    Though the average deal size in the printing/imaging arena is nothing to brag about, the ongoing services proposition makes this segment well worth it, the 2007 CRN Profitability Study finds.
  • AMD To Launch 3.0 GHz Dual-Core Opterons
    Just months before launching its first quad-core processors, Advanced Micro Devices is sqeezing more value out of its dual-core architecture by launching 3.0 GHz Opteron processors that deliver maximum performance.
  • GovernmentVAR Product of the Week: Mobile Edge Manager
    Blue Vector Systems released its Mobile Edge Manager appliance, which incorporates wireless cellular data and WiFi network access to any RFID reader, enabling data integration, local business logic processing, and over-the-air reconfiguration.
  • A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors

    VARBusiness Tech Watch
    A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors
  • Dell Probe Finds 'Evidence Of Misconduct'
    A Dell internal probe into accounting and financial reporting has found "evidence of misconduct," and board members are trying to figure out whether the company will need to restate past earnings.