CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • Channel Best-Sellers: Desktop Computers
    CEO Mark Hurd and Co. continue to make the right channel moves at Hewlett-Packard Co.. The computing giant has carved out distribution revenue share growth by U.S. dollar volume in desktop computers yet againHP gained a healthy 7.1 percent in channel sales share year-on-year.
  • Channel Best-Sellers: Projectors
    Among projector vendors, InFocus Corp. grabbed the most market share, but the numbers don't tell the whole story. InFocus' share dropped in the first half of 2007 over the year-ago period, while in the No. 2 slot, Epson saw an increase.
  • Channel Best-Sellers: Network Security Hardware
    The story in channel-based network security hardware sales can be summed up in one word: flat. Cisco Systems Inc. held on to its roughly 35 percent share of the distribution market for the second half of 2007. It lost 0.1 percent market share, the lowest among the top five vendors.
  • Channel Best-Sellers: Desktop Displays
    In the cutthroat world of desktop display sales, an unusual market equilibrium is emerging. As demand for high performance, top-quality brands continue to grow, advances in technology make lower-priced monitors even more affordable. This results in a highly competitive arena where margins for vendors and resellers are squeezed as vendors battle to provide the best features at the most aggressive price points.
  • Review: Kodak Scanner Is Spot-On
    The Test Center recently took a look at Eastman Kodak Co.'s ScanMate i1120 scanner and spent a few days putting it through its paces.
  • VARs: vendors get the gold for reliability, attention to deatil and strong channel programs


    What Systems/Peripherals VARs Look For In A Partner Program
    In the highly commoditized world of systems and peripherals, it's strong, comprehensive channel programs that help vendors distinguish themselves from the pack.
  • Enviro-friendly implications are now a necessary part of any printing and imaging VAR's vocabulary


    Green Piece
    Be it images of cracking ice shelves, reports of stranded polar bears or the very real experience of reviewing your company's electricity bill, the issue of energy conservation and environmental responsibility has reached a new level of consciousness in the business community. Printers and other imaging machines are one of the energy-zapping culprits, but leading vendors are stepping up to make their machines more efficient and environmentally friendly.