• Microsoft Primes Project For Large Corporations

    Microsoft debuted a new series of Project products at the ProjectWorld show in Boston that tie tightly with its Office 2003 desktop suite and form the foundation of its server-based Enterprise Project Management.

  • C&W Departs U.S. Market

    Cable & Wireless' departure from the U.S. market came as no surprise to agents, many of which had already swapped out C&W for other service providers.

  • Leaves Channel Wanting More has released a long-awaited online application development utility, but it now needs a formal channel program to drive the product and its other services into new markets, solution providers said.

  • Tax Cut Good For VARs

    Industry trade groups say that the $350 billion tax cut President Bush signed into law last week is a boost for the channel.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Craig Conway, PeopleSoft

    Before Friday's surprise announcement that Oracle would make a takeover bid for PeopleSoft, Craig Conway, PeopleSoft CEO, told CRN Washington Bureau Chief Amy Rogers Nazarov that his company's pending acquisition of J.D. Edwards, announced Monday, would benefit channel partners and customers of both companies.

  • <I>CRN</I> Research: IT Spending Optimism Rising In Midmarket

    Midsize companies continue to grow more optimistic about their technology spending plans, according to May's monthly CRN survey of IT executives at these companies. This renewed optimism, building on gains first seen in CRN's February survey, extends to a broad range of Internet-related and hardware/software categories.

  • Fiorina: Direct PC Business Slows

    Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina said HP's direct commercial PC business has stabilized and she doesn't expect it to grow much beyond the current 49 percent of overall sales.

  • Sony Channel Strategy Gains Momentum

    Sony's IT Product Division grew channel sales of its Vaio notebook line by 283 percent and enlisted almost 4,000 authorized resellers over the past year. Now, executives say, the company is working on adding solution provider incentives on service and sales.

  • Microsoft Delivers Delays

    Any solution providers holding their breath for Microsoft's next-generation SQL Server database or full e-business integration suite better have pretty good lung capacity.