CRN Networking News


  • Integrity Is King, Say Government VARs
    If there's one thing VARs are seeking most from their vendors, it's integrity, agreed attendees at a town hall meeting Wednesday at the 2007 XChange Government Integrator conference.
  • Swainson Addresses CA's Troubled Past
    Putting the $2.2 billion accounting scandal involving former CEO Sanjay Kumar behind him and his company is an unwelcome but necessary duty at CA's first major conference since Kumar's troubles came to light.
  • Swainson Challenges Industry To Reduce Complexity
    CA CEO John Swainson said the company is streamlining and consolidating its ability to provide IT governance, management and security by strengthening customer relationships, expanding its reach with strategic partnerships and setting higher company-wide ethical standards.
  • Taking Hosted VoIP To The Next Level
    Many small-business VARs may never have had access to phone revenue because they lacked PBX solutions experience. But now the game is changing with hosted VoIP services, which play to the channel's network integration and management strengths.
  • Big Lessons From the Blackberry Blackout
    It may yet be a bit early for a full after-action analysis of the incident, particularly as RIM has been very tight-lipped about the whole thing, but there are a few lessons to take away even now.
  • Widespread acceptance taking longer than expected, but inroads being made


    RFID Gains Steam In The Channel
    RFID solutions are hitting their stride in the channel, now that solution providers have figured out they can't just sell the technology for technology's sake.
  • SOA's Hidden Danger
    Bad things can happen when SOA systems aren't centrally monitored and managed.
  • VoIP is hot, hot, hot, and that's improving the overall prospects for infrastructure solutions


    Networking
    By any measure, VoIP is reshaping the profit picture for the entire network infrastructure space.
  • Successful VARs are looking beyond the device to custom applications


    Mobile Technology
    While most mobility deals aren't huge, solution providers say the services and products that make working on-the-go possible are gaining traction in the marketplace.
  • Cisco Rethinks Linksys
    Ever since Cisco launched its broad push into what it calls the SMB market, the question of Linksys has been hanging all over the effort.
  • Cisco's Shadow May Blot Out Linksys
    The day may soon come when the Linksys brand and channel program is a forgotten memory in the shadow of Cisco Systems small and midmarket growth ambitions.
  • Big Blue Opens Autonomic R&D Shop In India
    The Autonomic Computing Technology Center, an extension of the India Software Laboratory, will focus on developing and deploying 'self-managing' systems for local clients, business partners and academic institutions.
  • Partners: Three Wishes for Cisco
    To hear many solution providers tell it, Cisco Systems is in a pretty good place. That said, there's always room for improvement.
  • Fixed-mobile convergence aims to make wireless a one-device affair


    Wi-Fi And Cellular Unite
    VARs seeking cutting-edge wireless technology are turning to new offerings from a variety of vendors that bring together Wi-Fi and cellular phone calling, known as fixed-mobile convergence solutions.

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