CRN Components and Peripherals News

  • Viva La Via!
    How a small chipmaker inked a big deal with HP.
  • Open-Source CRM Player Takes Channel-Centric Approach
    What do you get when you cross an open-source pedigree with channel experience bred at Microsoft? You get Centric CRM, a seven-year-old software developer with Fortune 500 clients that hopes to make a big impact in CRM for small businesses.
  • VAR's Hybrid Solution Lures Small Businesses
    Small businesses have turned out to be good business for Advantage Data Systems, which created a unique solution by combining document imaging with its point-of-sale and accounting software.
  • Get The Most Out Of RAID 6
    Solution providers looking to eliminate the shortcomings of RAID 5 technology should take a look at the latest controller from AMCC.
  • Slide Show: Dell's Channel Zigzag
    Dell has had an on-again, off-again relationship with the channel over the last 20 years. CRN takes a look back at some of the highs and lows of that relationship.
  • SOX Changes To Increase IT Flexibility
    Two separate oversight bodies responsible for financial reporting and auditing rules under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act took steps this week to streamline the act's requirements.
  • Ricoh Dumps Global Imaging
    A week after Xerox closes its acquisition of Global Imaging, Ricoh terminates it relationship with the giant printer and copier dealer -- a move that raises some questions for Global customers, competitors.
  • Dell To Ship Ubuntu-loaded PCs
    Dell will start taking orders today for Linux-loaded notebooks and desktops, bringing the open source OS for PCs to the Tier 1 space.
  • Lenovo Swings To Profit In U.S.
    After three quarters of losses in the United States, Lenovo said Wednesday its U.S. business turned a profit in its fiscal fourth quarter, with notebook shipments up 29 percent year over year.
  • Backup Power With Room To Grow
    MGE Office Protection Systems this week unveiled the Pulsar MX Frame power protection system, which enables VARs to build a scalable UPS solution that can grow as a customer's power demands increase.
  • Review: Printing At Warp Speed
    SMBs looking for affordable, speedy color printing should consider the Xerox Phaser 6360, a single-pass color laser printer that offers high-speed performance at a value price.
  • Bake-Off: Four Quad-Core Servers Deliver Performance
    In the server arena, multicore processors have opened up a new world of performance and capacity for VARs. The CRN Test Center takes a close-up look at four 1U quad-core servers. See which one has the edge.
  • Review: The Best And Worst Of 5 Widescreen Displays
    At one time considered a luxury, widescreen displays are now standard fare for businesses and consumers. The CRN Test Center took a close-up look at five products from four vendors. You'll be surprised at which product came out on top.
  • GovernmentVAR of the Week: Compulink
    For any company, the word "solution" involves a combination of products and services. But New York-based Compulink goes beyond standard integration and support to offer packaged solutions to government customers
  • How Do You Protect A UPS?
    UPSes protect critical network infrastructure during power outages. But what can be done to protect a UPS? Falcon Electric aims to address that issue with its new FN Series of parallel N+1 redundant UPSes.