CRN Networking News

  • 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

    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.
  • Analysis: Cisco, Microsoft Battle For Unified Communications
    Cisco Systems and Microsoft are spending some serious money as they step up the competition in the realm of unified communications. Cisco is acquiring Web conferencing services company WebEx Communications for $3.2 billion, a deal that was announced just one day after Microsoft said it would buy voice/speech services player Tellme Networks for a reported $800 million.
  • Truly Mobile Connectivity
    The Franklin Wireless CDU-550 pairs USB modem technology with an EVDO radio to make wireless broadband plug-and-play simple.
  • 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.
  • Adtran Co-Founder, Chairman Passes Away
    The flag at Adtran's Huntsville, Alabama headquarters flew at half mast Thursday in a bright shining sun as the company paid its respects to its co-founder and chairman Mark C. Smith.