CRN Components and Peripherals News

  • 8 New Notebooks For Road Warriors
    Once upon a time, notebook computers were a specialist's tool, restricted to an exclusive group of heavily traveled workers for whom the deployment of expensive and fragile equipment was cost-effective. No more. With plentiful broadband and continuing improvements in remote access and communications technologies, almost anyone can be a mobile worker.
  • The Telecommuting Connection
    Rarely do you see the government leading new trends. Telecommuting is the exception, and there's movement on Capitol Hill to expand eligibility to even more federal workers.
  • How a small chipmaker inked a big deal with HP

    Viva La Via!
    How a small chipmaker inked a big deal with HP.
  • Open-Source CRM Player Takes Channel-Centric Approach
    What do you get when you cross an open-source pedigree with channel experience bred at Microsoft? You get Centric CRM, a seven-year-old software developer with Fortune 500 clients that hopes to make a big impact in CRM for small businesses.
  • VAR's Hybrid Solution Lures Small Businesses
    Small businesses have turned out to be good business for Advantage Data Systems, which created a unique solution by combining document imaging with its point-of-sale and accounting software.
  • Get The Most Out Of RAID 6
    Solution providers looking to eliminate the shortcomings of RAID 5 technology should take a look at the latest controller from AMCC.
  • Slide Show: Dell's Channel Zigzag
    Dell has had an on-again, off-again relationship with the channel over the last 20 years. CRN takes a look back at some of the highs and lows of that relationship.
  • Shift to risk-based approach may allow companies to reduce compliance spending, move faster on upgrades and new solutions

    SOX Changes To Increase IT Flexibility
    Two separate oversight bodies responsible for financial reporting and auditing rules under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act took steps this week to streamline the act's requirements.
  • Ricoh Dumps Global Imaging
    A week after Xerox closes its acquisition of Global Imaging, Ricoh terminates it relationship with the giant printer and copier dealer -- a move that raises some questions for Global customers, competitors.
  • Dell To Ship Ubuntu-loaded PCs
    Dell will start taking orders today for Linux-loaded notebooks and desktops, bringing the open source OS for PCs to the Tier 1 space.
  • Lenovo Swings To Profit In U.S.
    After three quarters of losses in the United States, Lenovo said Wednesday its U.S. business turned a profit in its fiscal fourth quarter, with notebook shipments up 29 percent year over year.
  • Backup Power With Room To Grow
    MGE Office Protection Systems this week unveiled the Pulsar MX Frame power protection system, which enables VARs to build a scalable UPS solution that can grow as a customer's power demands increase.
  • Review: Printing At Warp Speed
    SMBs looking for affordable, speedy color printing should consider the Xerox Phaser 6360, a single-pass color laser printer that offers high-speed performance at a value price.
  • Bake-Off: Four Quad-Core Servers Deliver Performance
    In the server arena, multicore processors have opened up a new world of performance and capacity for VARs. The CRN Test Center takes a close-up look at four 1U quad-core servers. See which one has the edge.