• Avnet To Offer Wireless Data Capture Solution For RFID
    Avnet Technology Solutions announced that the distributor will be partnering with Data Systems International to create mobile solutions that combine hardware and software for automated data capture and barcode and RFID technology.
  • Briefs: August 28, 2006
    IBM's move last week to bolster its IT security services portfolio by acquiring Internet Security Systems has left ISS's partners bracing for impact.
  • WAN Space Picks Up The The Pace
    The WAN optimization space continues to gain steam as both startups and big-name vendors prepare to arm their channel partners with a bevy of new products on which to build solutions.
  • Emerging Profits
    The channel has discovered an underground economy, and it's booming. Even while solution providers lament single-digit traditional hardware margins, they quietly report that their storage, security or wireless projects are yielding healthy double-digit product margins often north of 20 points.
  • Lenovo ThinkPads To Include Cingular Broadband
    Lenovo said Tuesday its ThinkPad T60 notebooks will include Cingular broadband connectivity services. The move makes Lenovo the first U.S. notebook vendor to provide the Cingular broadband built-in.
  • COO Lauer Exits Troubled Sprint Nextel
    Sprint Nextel, which recently reported disappointing profits and subscriber growth, said Chief Operating Officer Len Lauer has left the company, and his position won't be filled.
  • Porticus Gives A Voice To Biometric Authentication
    Startup Porticus Technology recently emerged from stealth mode with biometric security technology that uses the dynamic range of a person's voice to authenticate callers on interactive voice response (IVR) systems.
  • Access Splits Efforts
    Solution providers applauded Access Distribution's announcement last week to split its sales efforts into divisions focusing on mature and emerging technologies.
  • Wireless Networks Finally Tap Into Urban Markets
    After several years of relatively slow demand, the municipal wireless networking market is enjoying a surge in activity that should provide opportunities for solution providers in cities of all sizes.
  • D-Link Hardens Firmware For Wireless Bug
    D-Link on Wednesday said it's preparing final versions of firmware updates to address a buffer overflow vulnerability discovered last month in several of its consumer-grade wireless routers.
  • A Roll At The DICE Awards
    Seagate Technology, ViewSonic and Belkin were the big winners at the first annual Digital Integration Channel Excellence (DICE) awards ceremony at the recent TechConnect XChange conference, hosted by CMP Technology.
  • Purported BlackBerry Hack Overstated, RIM Says
    A security researcher next week plans to release code that could enable hackers to exploit the encrypted link between BlackBerry handhelds and servers to bypass gateway security and hit machines inside corporate networks. BlackBerry maker Research In Motion and its partners, however, say the risk is overstated.
  • Expand Networks Taps Partners
    Expand Networks began selling its WAN optimization solutions in 1999, focusing its efforts on helping networks perform as well in branch and remote offices as they do at headquarters.
  • Straitshot's Aim: More Bandwidth For Less
    Maximum bandwidth at minimum cost. That's what Straitshot Communications' Intelligent Private Network (IPN) service is all about, and the company is looking to add solution providers who want to apply the equation for their SMB customers.