CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • IBM Using Blades To Attack Desktop PC Market
    IBM is offering a new family of blades for its BladeCenter chassis that can be used with thin clients to run any PC application with the same or nearly the same performance as a standard desktop PC.
  • 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
  • G-TECH
    A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors
  • Apple Blows Past Wall Street Earnings Forecast
    Apple on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter revenue and earnings that easily topped Wall Street's expectations, with CEO Steve Jobs crediting strong sales of Macintosh computers as a key growth driver.
  • x86 Linux Apps To Run Native On IBM System P
    IBM is trying to make it easier to consolidate multiple Linux servers with a new technology that allows x86 Linux-based applications to run on its System p servers with no modification or recompilation of the applications needed.
  • 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.

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