CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • IBM Integrates System i And System p Line
    IBM said that the new i platform provides ISVs with opportunities to reach a wider audience especially if they have a portfolio of solutions that run on multiple operating systems.
  • Review: Intel's Harpertown LV Processor
    Intel's latest Xeon processors claim a measurable performance boost over earlier versions of the server CPU, but without consuming any more power. The Test Center checks it out.
  • Channel Best-Sellers: UPSes
    The UPS industry has seen a lot of consolidation, but it's had little impact on the vendors' sales through distribution.
  • Channel Best-Sellers: Multifunction Printers
    Service and quality products kept longtime favorite Hewlett Packard Co. at the top of the multifunction printer category once again, but Lexmark International Inc. and Xerox Corp. gained some ground.
  • Channel Best-Sellers: Color Laser Printers
    Hewlett-Packard Co. continued its domination in the color printing segment, with Xerox Corp., Lexmark International Inc., Oki Data Americas Inc. and Ricoh Corp. in the mix as well.
  • 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.