CRN Components and Peripherals News

  • Sun Offers Steep Discounts On Systems, Storage, Solaris And Services
    Sun is having an online fire sale to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The Santa Clara, Calif. company announced on Monday it would offer customers in the U.S. and U.K. steep discounts on systems, storage and services , more than 50 percent in most cases. The sale on servers lasts until May 9 while discounts on software and service extend to the end of June. The prices are in effect for online purchases from Sun's web site, the company said.
  • Lexmark To Post Earnings Amid Tough OEM Market
    Lexmark is set to announce its first-quarter earnings Tuesday, amid an OEM business that has shown marked deterioration over the past last year and signs its non-branded part of the business is still under pressure.
  • Review: Out-Of-The-Box Power
    Tripp Lite's SmartOnline Hot Swappable Modular UPS System provides instant power transfer in the event of a blackout and can correct fluctuations by adjusting the power supply during brownouts and surges.
  • AMD COO: 1Q Results 'A Perfect Storm'
    After reporting a big first-quarter loss, AMD executives said the chip maker is counting on cost cuts, a restructuring, improved channel management and new products -- notably its "Barcelona" quad-core processor -- to spark a financial rebound.
  • Lenovo To Cut 1,400 Jobs
    PC giant Lenovo on Thursday said it's cutting 1,400 jobs worldwide, including 20 percent of the workforce at its worldwide headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
  • The government's security report card should be taken with a great big grain of salt

    Grading On a Curve
    What does the Federal Computer Security Report Card released last week tell us about the security of government networks? Not all that much, actually.
  • Sun, Fujitsu To Ship Identical Servers
    Sun Microsystems on Tuesday unveiled the first fruits of its server collaboration with Fujitsu Siemens Computers, and also introduced several new storage products including a new low-cost array thanks to some help from LSI. Sun and Fujitsu each rolled out a new line of servers which are identical in functionality and in name, and differ only in terms of the vendor badge and the bezel on the front.
  • Intel Updates Chip, Platform, Chipset Road Map
    Intel on Tuesday outlined its processor, platform and chipset deliverables for 2007 and 2008, including its updated mobile platform, "Bear Lake" desktop chipset and upcoming "Penryn" Core 2 processors, the first products developed using 45-nanometer technology.
  • Report: Quad-Core Desktop Adoption To Pick Up Steam
    While quad-core microprocessors have yet to appear in desktop PCs priced under $1000, adoption of the technology in mainstream PCs is expected to steadily pick up steam in the next couple years, say analysts.
  • Fujitsu Targets Channel With Network Scanner
    Fujitsu said it plans to roll out a new, small-footprint network scanner for workgroups, and the product will ship through distribution with front- and back-end financial incentives for VARs.
  • Konica Minolta Gains Traction In The Channel
    Four years after Konica and Minolta merged, dropped much of their noncommercial lineup and began targeting commercial solution providers, the company is set to expand its channel efforts to help ramp up market share.
  • New Tools That Ease Rising Power Costs
    While data centers continue to require more power and cooling capabilities, the cost of electricity soars--a double whammy that's spurring businesses to investigate and invest in sophisticated power-management tools that can increase efficiency.
  • nComputing Reaches Out To Education VARs
    High-tech entrepreneur Stephen Dukker, founder of eMachines, is avidly courting VARs and educational resellers for his latest venture, nComputing, which makes low-cost multiuser access terminals.
  • A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors

    Tech Watch
    A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors
  • HP To Take On Copier Rivals
    HP execs say new MFPs, and a new sales push, will make it more successful this time in taking on copier rivals.