CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Review: The Best And Worst Of 5 Widescreen Displays
    At one time considered a luxury, widescreen displays are now standard fare for businesses and consumers. The CRN Test Center took a close-up look at five products from four vendors. You'll be surprised at which product came out on top.
  • GovernmentVAR of the Week: Compulink
    For any company, the word "solution" involves a combination of products and services. But New York-based Compulink goes beyond standard integration and support to offer packaged solutions to government customers
  • Falcon's new UPS line offers redundancy


    How Do You Protect A UPS?
    UPSes protect critical network infrastructure during power outages. But what can be done to protect a UPS? Falcon Electric aims to address that issue with its new FN Series of parallel N+1 redundant UPSes.
  • Servers That'll Give You An 'In' To Small Businesses
    Entry-level servers may seem like small fries, but such servers represent a major opportunity for continuing services and support, as well as a chance to get in on the ground floor with companies that may turn out to be the next Google or Microsoft.
  • 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
  • 2007 CRN Channel Champions: Peripherals
    Take a look at which peripherals vendors grabbed CRN Channel Champions honors this year in multifunction printers, network color laser printers, flat panel displays and UPS/power management.
  • Silverthorne processors will power the next round of mobile Internet devices, CEO Otellini says


    Intel Predicts $30B Next-Gen Notebook Market
    Intel CEO Paul Otellini said the release of Intel's "Silverthorne" processors in 2008 will power the next round of nextgen notebooks: mobile Internet devices as well as Internet-based consumer electronics devices and ultra-low cost PCs for emerging markets.

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