CRN Networking News

  • Cisco promises an '08 overhaul to counter "lumpy" market segement

    Over The Lump
    Cisco Systems is overhauling its most popular network switching platforms as it moves to jump-start slumping U.S. enterprise sales.
  • Feeding The Need For Speed
    At a whopping 16X dual-layer recording speed, the new Samsung Super-Writemaster SH-S203N DVD burner simply blows away 12X recorders. Samsung did not leave out older media, either, so the drive also supports all CD/DVD disks, including DVD-RAM.
  • It's Official: Google Plans 700 MHz Bid
    Let the bidding begin. Google plans to participate in the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of wireless spectrum in the 700 megahertz (MHz) band.
  • Channel Best-Sellers: Networking That Pays Off
    SMB wireless networking kingpin Linksys and its parent Cisco Systems continued to dominate the SMB wireless networking market, according to data from the NPD Group/Distributor Track for the six-month period ending June 2007.
  • Ensuring clear expectations for IT overhaul

    The Challenge Of Electronic Health Records
    About a year ago, the IT coordinator at Medical Associates of the Lehigh Valley, Bryce Bowman, knew it was time for a complete overhaul. The dated infrastructure of his Allentown, Pa., employer no longer measured up to the IT demands of its 30 affiliated physician practices.
  • Microsoft's chairman shares his opinion on the company's move to VoIP

    Questions For Bill Gates
    As Microsoft last month began its long-awaited march into the VoIP market with the launch of its unified communications portfolio, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates shared his views on a number of topics related to the voice market with CMP Channel Assistant News Editor Jennifer Hagendorf Follett. Edited excerpts of their conversation follow.
  • VoIP and networking management surpass network infrastructure by leaps and bounds

    Networking Outlook: "Signs Point To Yes"
    For VARs hawking traditional networking infrastructure hardware and software, 2007 was a tough year. Not so for VARs hustling to keep pace with expanding markets, such as VoIP and network management, storage solutions and wireless--here the size of the average deal swelled and the duration of a typical sales cycle shrunk.
  • Hospital Moves To VoIP
    When it decided to update its aging communications system, BryanLGH, a hospital in Lincoln, Neb., called in a trusted solution provider, Windstream Communications, to help it make the transition from TDM to VoIP.
  • Cisco's Chambers Sees 'Lumpy' U.S. Enterprise Market
    Cisco's U.S. service provider and commercial business remained strong in the first quarter, both turning in year-over-year order growth of roughly 20 percent. Not so for the enterprise space, said John Chambers.