CRN Components and Peripherals News


  • 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.
  • Getting Under the Hood Of the New Mini-PCs
    One of Intel's major objectives in introducing its new Core Duo family of processors last year was to bring out a fast, powerful dual-core processor with low power-consumption requirements.
  • G-Tech
    A look at new products and technologies available to solution providers by leading and emerging vendors
  • Ethical business practices are essential in public-sector contracting. These 10 commandments will keep solution providers from getting a tainted halo.


    The 10 Commandments of Federal Contracting
    Headlines aside, government-procurement errors aren't as pervasive as the evening news and political bloggers would have you believe. In fact, the public-sector procurement systems function remarkably well given their scope and complexity.
  • Gartner: HP Pulling Away From Dell In PC Market Share
    Hewlett-Packard continued to build its worldwide market share lead in PCs over rival Dell, and is within a few points of taking first place in U.S. PC market share as well, according to new data released Wednesday.
  • Sun Restructures Solaris VAR, Support Programs
    Sun Microsystems has beefed up its VAR program and support subscription program for Solaris 10 on x86/x64 platforms to drive more channel sales of its Unix operating system on standard servers.
  • NEC: Entry-level Fault-Tolerant Servers Reduce Need For Clustering
    NEC Corporation of America is trying to increase the market for fault-tolerant servers with a new entry-level model aimed at bringing the technology to a wider range of businesses, but the channel is split as to how much effect an entry-level price will have. The company on Monday unveiled the single-socket version of its Express5800/320Ma fault-tolerant server line, its first such server to be available starting at less than $12,000.
  • Time To Think Mobile, Really Mobile
    Over the years, I have read and written many "Year Of The ..." stories about new technologies or approaches to technology that I thought were so poised for a breakthrough that clearly they must be the next big thing for the channel.

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