CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • How HP Caught Up To Dell
    Call it poetic justice, but it appears advantages Dell enjoyed with its direct build-to-order strategy has finally become its Achilles heel. With the final tally in for 2006, Hewlett-Packard is now in a veritable dead-heat for PC market share with its archrival.
  • IBM Selling Printing Business To Ricoh
    IBM is getting out of the printer business for the second time in its history with a deal to sell its printing systems division to Ricoh through a joint venture.
  • AMD Posts Loss, Sees Flat Q1
    Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) reported fourth quarter 2006 revenue of $1.77 billion, an operating loss of $527 million, and a net loss of $574 million, or minus $1.08 per share.
  • Dell Buys Time From Nasdaq On Delisting
    Dell said Tuesday that the Nasdaq stock exchange has given it a conditional reprieve, in which the computer hardware company wouldn't be delisted if it met several conditions.
  • Sun To Use Intel Chips In Servers
    Sun Microsystems and Intel are the latest archrivals in the IT industry to put down their guns and make peace. The computer giants on Monday unveiled a broad alliance that marries Sun's Solaris Unix OS with Intel's Xeon processors.
  • Slide Show: Intel, Sun Announce Broad Partnership
    In a press conference on Monday, Intel CEO and president Paul Otellini and Sun Microsystems CEO and president Jonathan Schwartz, announced a joint agreement to use Intel chips in some of Sun's servers and for Intel to endorse Sun's Solaris operating system.
  • Review: Be More Rational About Testing
    IBM has been has been sharpening testing technologies in its Rational suite, including a beefed up Rational Functional Tester Web testing tool. Here's a close-up look.
  • IBM Expands Line of Collaboration Software Products
    IBM announced a significant expansion of its Lotus collaboration software product line Monday, debuting new "business-ready" social networking and content sharing applications, and an upgrade of the Sametime communications and collaboration system.
  • Slide Show: Tackling E-Waste
    During the last year, Hewlett-Packard has refurbished 600,000 desktops, notebooks, servers and printers at its asset recovery center in Andover, Mass. CRN takes a tour.
  • How To: Consolidate Servers With Virtualization
    Using Microsoft's Virtual Server 2005 R2 Standard Edition lets system builders create virtual servers that make better use of high-powered hardware, save customers money and run multiple OSes.
  • Review: StarTech.com Adapter Card Shines
    StarTech.com, which touts its site as the source for hard-to- find parts, offers a unique PCMCIA to PCI host controller card that works with any 32-bit PCI slot. The adapter card is ideal for switching mobile wireless WAN cards between notebooks and PCs, and works with USB 2.0, FireWire and LAN, including legacy network devices such as modems and RS232 devices. The adapter is compatible with most broadband cards, according to StarTech.com.

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