CRN Components and Peripherals News

  • Sun To Use Intel Chips In Servers
    Sun Microsystems and Intel are the latest archrivals in the IT industry to put down their guns and make peace. The computer giants on Monday unveiled a broad alliance that marries Sun's Solaris Unix OS with Intel's Xeon processors.
  • Slide Show: Intel, Sun Announce Broad Partnership
    In a press conference on Monday, Intel CEO and president Paul Otellini and Sun Microsystems CEO and president Jonathan Schwartz, announced a joint agreement to use Intel chips in some of Sun's servers and for Intel to endorse Sun's Solaris operating system.
  • Review: Be More Rational About Testing
    IBM has been has been sharpening testing technologies in its Rational suite, including a beefed up Rational Functional Tester Web testing tool. Here's a close-up look.
  • 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: Adapter Card Shines, 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
  • 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
  • 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.