CRN Networking News

  • Is It Time To Cut Ties?
    Back in the early days of the channel, specialization often meant forging an unusually tight relationship with a particular technology vendor and knowing its products inside out.
  • Boit says Dynamics CRM a great fit for big companies; and vertically-focused ERP offerings will also find role.

    Microsoft Enterprise Partner Guy Predicts Bigger MBS Role
    Peter Boit, Microsoft's new vice president of enterprise partners, says Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) push is on for enterprise customers.
  • New channel chief Vitagliano ushers in simplified, more open deal registration

    Juniper Easy 8 Gets Easier For Partners
    Juniper Networks is rolling out updates to its channel program, primarily affecting the vendor's Easy 8 deal-registration initiative, that partners say will help boost profits and increase sales.
  • HP ProCurve Shuffles Executives
    Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve Networking by HP division Wednesday unveiled executive changes that will see the leader of its Americas business promoted to a global position.
  • Microsoft Preps New Release of Data Protection Software
    It's been one year since Microsoft jumped on the data protection bandwagon with its first server backup offering and, so far, it hasn't lit the world on fire. But the first beta release of System Center Data Protection Manager Version 2 promises to give the software broader appeal than the first iteration.
  • Cisco Veers Into Video Market
    Cisco Systems Tuesday continued its push into the video market with the launch a new enterprise product family for delivering live and on-demand video content.
  • New Opportunities Emerge In The Emergency Mobility Market
    As technology answers the demand to become increasingly more mobile, solution providers are given the opportunity to leverage partnerships to create solutions that can help workers on-the-move and generate new sources of revenue by expanding into emerging markets.
  • Product Review: MagicDraw Architects Flexible Systems
    When done correctly, the Unified Modeling Language development process is one of the most powerful ways to develop code. However, only No Magic's MagicDraw UML 11.5 has evolved to provide best-of-breed programming models and processes. When combined with open-source AndroMDA, developers will be able to generate complete solutions in source code.
  • Storage giant details plans to integrate security into all its products

    EMC = Safe Computing
    EMC last week laid out its plans to integrate security into everything it produces while staying out of the perimeter security business.
  • On one-year anniversary, distributor and vendor cite SMB revenue growth, say they're committed to continuing partnership

    D&H, Cisco Marriage Creates New Opportunities
    D&H Distributing recently completed its first anniversary as a Cisco Systems distributor and both sides said they expect it to be a long marriage.
  • Flurry of channel activity for network management vendor is backed by multimillion-dollar venture capital funding round

    Investing In The Future: Netcordia Expands Partner Program
    Network management vendor Netcordia is in the midst of expanding its channel, a move spurred in part by funding the company received this summer.
  • Free Tools Anyone?
    I almost hate to admit it, but I love free things. Like most people, I enjoy the whole something-for-nothing concept. How do I feed that addiction? With open-source or free applications. Let me tout some of my favorites.