CRN Components and Peripherals News

  • Profits And Growth: Part II - SMB Success Stories
    CRN Assistant News Editor Scott Campbell and a panel of industry experts take a look back at SMB and analyze how VARs used the right blend of technology and services to increase sales and drive profits.
  • AMD Releases Barcelona Prices
    Chipmaker's new x86 quad-core chips come in two-way and eight-way series, and follow Intel's December release of its own quad-core chips.
  • Review: AMD's New Quad Core Barcelona
    With the launch of its quad core Opteron processor, code named Barcelona, AMD aims to change how the market thinks about CPUs. Here's what our Test Center thinks.
  • HP Refreshes iPAQ Line
    Apple may be getting all of the attention with the iPhone, but that earlier i-handheld line isn't being ignored. HP is betting that its new line of iPAQ handheld devices can compete in the hot handheld space.
  • Margin Makers
    From printers to add-on storage and lots in between, peripherals can provide the spark you're looking for.
  • Magicolor 5570 Makes Its Mark
    At around 31 pages per minute (ppm) of color printing and topping at 37 ppm for black and white, Konica Minolta's Magicolor 5570 printer is one of the fastest color printers in the company's 5500 color laser line. Its 866-MegaHertz process puts it at the head of the class.
  • The Perfect Fit
    Midsize contractors often have roots as regional integrators: companies that have established a stronghold in a particular geographical area and grown as they added next-generation technologies to their portfolios. They're typically integrators in the $100 million to $1.5 billion range—no longer small businesses and not large enough to be considered "mega systems integrators." Some may have just surpassed the $500 million mark—the point at which many of the benefits of being a small business start to fade away.
  • First-response technology gets sophisticated

    Calling All VARs
    When a young adult in Ripon, Calif., beat up another person at a park and stole a skateboard, he probably thought he got away with it. No one else was around—including any cops—and he took off before the victim even picked up his cellphone. Besides, this was a petty crime; the police have more important things to do than track down an unidentified guy with a skateboard. He had gotten away with it.
  • Distribution Walks A Fine Line
    Many provide integration services at an extra charge. Some hold GSA contracts on behalf of vendors. One even launched a program where it bids on state and local government contracts as a prime, and another is promoting itself as a subcontractor for government opportunities.