CRN Components and Peripherals News

  • Alternative Vendors: Server Virtualization
    The fast-growing x86-based server virtualization market stands unique from a competitive perspective. It's not just that the market is overwhelmingly dominated by VMware. Instead, the alternatives are an eclectic mix of startups, open-source developers, no-names, and a group of companies more used to being on top.
  • A new breed of mobile devices packs the power of a full-blown PC into a tiny package

    Ultramobile PCs: The Next (Not So) Big Thing
    When Intel Corp. President and CEO Paul Otellini tells the crowd at the Consumer Electronics Show that ultramobile PCs (UMPCs) are going to spearhead "the largest opportunity to redefine consumer electronics and entertainment since the introduction of the television," solution providers have to stand up and take notice.
  • Alternative Vendors: Displays Under 30 Inches
    Brian Lisse, owner and manager of Madison Computer Works, says that after 25 years in business, the nightmares from vendors that didn't offer any support stay with him. But with Acer Inc., there's never been a support snafu that had him losing any sleep. "They just have a really low failure rate, which is why we like them," he said.
  • Alernative Vendors: Notebooks, Laptops
    When it comes to deciding on a notebook vendor, variety is the spice of life. While market leaders Dell and HP offer choices, sometimes customers come in looking for things the big guys don't provide.
  • Alternative Vendors: UPS
    Stan Lichenstein, president of Global Technologies, a Melville, N.Y., solution provider and longtime Liebert Corp. partner, says he takes an "old school" approach to his choice of UPS vendor.
  • Review: Panasonic's Toughbook Y7
    Panasonic's new business rugged device has a tough act to follow. CMP Channel Test Center takes a look to see how it holds up.
  • Nvidia, Intel: winning combo produces lightning-fast solutions

    Taking Power To The Extreme
    Any questions that may have existed about the ability of Nvidia Corp.'s SLI chipset to work well with Intel Corp.'s 45nm processors can be put to rest.
  • Lotus Gets Back To Its Roots
    Targeting Microsoft, Lotus execs add more incentives for channel partners selling to long-neglected SMB markets.
  • 8 Hot New Switches Storm The Market
    SLIDE SHOW: Fueled by demand for converged networks incorporating voice, video and data, a wave of new switches have come on the market thus far in 2008.