CRN Networking News


  • DA Admits Error In Exposing SF Passwords
    Prosecution includes sensitive VPN data in court filings for bail motion by Terry Childs, the San Francisco network admin charged with felony computer tampering and 'locking out' city from its own FiberWAN network.
  • States' Budget Crises Cloud SLED Market
    A surge in the number of states reporting budget deficits could put a damper on state, local and education public sector spending, a new report indicates.
  • GN Netcom's Jabra channel program gets a value-prop makeover with focus on headsets


    Heads Up
    After years of what it calls an "ad hoc" partner program that didn't focus on value propositions, GN Netcom Inc., maker of Jabra headsets, has launched a new North American partner program to help partners service their customers and boost market share.
  • Juniper's OS Turns 10
    Juniper's JUNOS software, the operating system that powers its networking gear, turned 10 this month. From the M40 and the T-series to the J-series and the new EX-series Ethernet switches, we take a look at a few pivotal moments in JUNOS's first decade.
  • Cisco VARs Not Scared of Brocade/Foundry Union
    Solution providers say Brocade's planned $3 billion acquisition of Foundry Networks makes sense, but Cisco VARs say they don't expect the combined companies to make inroads against the networking giant.
  • Juniper Delivers Solid Results Amid Executive Change
    Juniper's CEO said he was not actively seeking out a new chief executive, but Microsoft's Kevin Johnson fit the mold. Meanwhile, Juniper's second quarter financial results showed an increase in both profits and revenue.
  • Avaya Looks To Channel For SMB, Services
    Avaya's new SMB vice president talks about the challenges the channel faces serving the SMB and how the "new Avaya" is helping partners jump those hurdles with its renewed focus on indirect sales.
  • Host With The Most
    Sometimes customers need more than a solution pro-vider can offer. That's where a company like Phase 2 International comes in.
  • Response Point Upgraded
    Microsoft Corp. used its Worldwide Partner Conference in Houston this month to release its first big upgrade to Response Point, its small-business VoIP system software.
  • More VARs are getting involved in building to customer specs


    Custom Gaming Rigs
    If you follow the hype and have come to believe online video and social networking are huge, consider this: Through last year, the number of U.S. consumers taking part in online gaming was almost double that of video or social networking, according to research firm Parks Associates.
  • How one stray request turned a New Jersey VAR into a videoconferencing expert


    Overnight Sensation
    Ocean Computer Group Inc., a Matawan, N.J.-based solution provider, has carved a nice niche for itself supporting clients in the New York and Philadelphia markets. But sometimes even the best and most established VARs field a request they haven't seen before.

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