• Dell Acquires Plural

    Dell Computer has acquired Plural, a once-high-flying Web integrator in New York, a Dell spokesman confirmed for CRN on Friday.

  • Siebel's Schmaier Defends State Of CRM Market

    Siebel Systems is well aware that CRM has a black eye, as critics slam CRM implementations as pricey and ineffective. But Siebel Executive Vice President David Schmaier maintains that such statements obscure the truth.

  • The Merger's Aftermath

    Distributors expect a strong commitment from Hewlett-Packard when the company formally details its new channel strategy.

  • The Solution Proposition

    Too often, vendors are focused on individual product sales rather than sales of multivendor solutions, said executives at the annual CRN Distribution Roundtable.

  • Hard Facts: June 3, 2002

    The overall level of solution provider satisfaction with software vendors' channel programs edged down in April, following a strong increase in March, according to CRN's Monthly Channel Satisfaction Survey.

  • Extended Systems To Acquire ViaFone

    Extended Systems has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mobile middleware provider ViaFone in an effort to fill out its wireless services and development capabilities.

  • Will Software Save the SSPs?

    While the idea of outsourcing assistance in storage management was intriguing to many end users, the idea of signing over control of their data assets to an outside provider was not.

  • Islands of Virtualization

    As SANs became real world over the past few years, vendors promised a storage nirvana of ubiquitous networks of storage available to every system on the network. Virtualization software vendors are spinning a similar tale of virtualized pools of resources that can be allocated on demand to any server. Just as the real world deployed SANs as application-focused islands, it is likely that end users will deploy virtualization software in application- and project-centric islands.