Motherboards


  • VoIP War Rages On
    The fate of Avaya is now somewhat clear. The company that began as Ma Bell and lived as a part of Lucent Technologies before being cast off on its own will stay in the VoIP market to battle with Cisco and Nortel.
  • Is Best Buy For Real?
    With a partner program in the works and a determination to make it fly, Best Buy appears ready to shake things up in the IT channel. VARs, meanwhile, are waiting to see if the electronics retailer's partner aspirations are genuine.
  • Computex: Intel Talks 45-nm, Asustek Talks $199 Notebook
    Intel used the Computex Taipei exhibition on Tuesday to introduce new chipsets and discuss its push to make computing truly mobile. And to illustrate that push, Sean Maloney, Intel executive vice president, brought in two notables for help: Jonney Shih, chairman and CEO of Asustek, who unveiled what he called the world's first $199 notebook PC, and Marty Cooper, the former director of research and development for Motorola and the man credited with the invention of the cellular phone in 1973.
  • CRN Test Center: A Solid Basis For High-End Systems
    Building computer systems is like constructing buildings—you start with a foundation. While the foundation of a building is usually made of concrete, a computer system's foundation is its motherboard. And to build high-end Advanced Micro Devices-based systems, Biostar Microtech's T-Series TA690G AM2 is a good place to start.
  • Indirect From Dell
    The market has changed, the channel has gotten stronger and Michael Dell has made up his mind. He is now ready to work publicly and unabashedly with VARs.
  • Our Recognition Is Your Recognition, Too
    When Dell decided to go public with its new channel strategy, the PC giant knew exactly where to turn: CRN. This is incredible validation of our editorial team's drive to cover everything channel and present the VAR's point of view.
  • ShadowRAM: May 28, 2007
    This week in ShadowRAM: Ellison gets the wind taken out of his sails at the America's Cup, Lotus 25th anniversary bash a blast and Bell Micro courts royalty.

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