• Hitachi Offers License To Drive Faster
    Mobile professionals demand powerful and robust notebooks to juggle their fast-paced, data-laden activities. With the new Travelstar 7K200 hard drive from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, system builders now can build laptops that can handle the load.
  • No Mobile Channel?
    All the hype around the iPhone got me thinking about the smart phone space and lack of real channel players in what is sure to become the next important computing platform.
  • CDW's High Price Tag
    Did Madison Dearborn Partners pay too high a price for CDW? That's a question the Chicago-based private equity kingpin should be asking itself in the wake of last week's sale of CompuCom Systems.
  • ShadowRAM: July 16, 2007
    What's up with AMD these days? It's investing $7.5 million in Transmeta (Linus Torvald's old company), but it's unclear how much money it is investing in basic blocking and tackling.
  • Five Steps To Faster Growth
    Step three is to do something many solution providers still don't act on-building and deploying a marketing program.
  • Liquid Cooling System Is Cumbersome
    There's no doubt that today's PCs need high wattage thermal electric cooling systems to achieve clock speeds. One solution is CoolIT Systems' Eliminator, which is perhaps one of the most exotic cooling systems on the market.
  • Dual-Core Servers: AMD or Intel?
    An Intel Xeon-based server currently costs about 25 percent more money to build than its AMD Opteron counterpart. What does a system builder get for the extra cost--and is it worthwhile?
  • HP's Crash Course?
    Did Hewlett-Packard set the bar too low for its new storage Fast Start program, which is aimed at getting more solution providers to sell HP SANs? That's a question the computer giant should be looking at closely in the wake of the firestorm that erupted as a result of its Fast Start pilot program to quickly enable ProLiant server VARs to sell its EVA 4100 Enterprise Storage Array.
  • RAID Controllers Gain Steam
    Given the substantial increase in multicore systems' processing power and memory, pure software-based RAID implementations have gained in popularity.
  • 25 ISVs You Must Know
    Getting to know you there's a host of ISVs in Microsoft's camp that are changing the game for partners.
  • Road To Continuity
    There are three roads that can bring a Microsoft integrator to the promised land of business-continuity services.
  • What To Watch For In Distribution
    We are in the beginning states of major partner acquistion strategies, which I think will be driven by the value and specialty categories.
  • Welcome To CRN Solutions Inc.
    The IT services world is a lot like construction—everything starts with a foundation. VARs are finding that more than 80 percent of the time, that foundation is called Microsoft.
  • ShadowRAM: July 9, 2007
    Nasdaq's Listing and Hearing Review Council, which determines when to boot companies from that exchange for falling out of compliance with SEC and Nasdaq regulations, has given Dell until July 16 to file delinquent financial reports with the SEC or be delisted.
  • Dell Fuels Loyalty Fires
    Like it or not, Dell's planned broad push into the channel has cranked up the debate on vendor loyalty. Should a solution provider dive deep and stick with one vendor through thick and thin, or cherry-pick based on customer preference and the margins on the specific products in a specific deal?
  • When Private Equity Calls
    There's nothing more exciting than getting a call from an investor that wants to throw some cash your way. But before you pick up that phone, just how well-prepared are you? Top solution providers say you should do a little soul-searcing about your personal and company goals before taking the plunge.