• Systemax Rebounds From Tough Year

    With white-box desktops and notebooks garnering historically high channel market share, eyes will be focused on Systemax this week as the $1.5 billion maker of custom systems gets set to report its most recent quarterly earnings on Aug. 12.

  • Intel To Cut Chip Prices

    Chip giant Intel is poised to trim prices for some Celeron processors as it heads into the end of the third quarter, a move that could put further pressure on rival Advanced Micro Devices.

  • Home Schooling For VARs

    A new training course is helping solution providers get their feet in the door to the lucrative home integration market.

  • The Numbers Tell the Tale--Or Part Of It

    The IT industry is at last attempting to quantify the impact of gray marketing, and the initial tally isn't pretty. KPMG, in a report issued early this year, surveyed 11 OEMs, 43 authorized distributors and resellers, and 10 organizations involved in brokerage activities to gauge the scope and impact of the gray market.

  • An Ascential Acquistion

    Ascential Software, a data integration specialist, last week said it has agreed to buy Mercator Software for about $106 million in cash,a deal that signals more consolidation in the EAI space.

  • Don’t Shake On It

    IT specialists looking to enter the home-networking market should avoid partnering with major retailers, solution providers said in a roundtable discussion at the recent D&H Convergence Show in Harrisburg, Pa.

  • SOAPStation Clears the Way For Dynamic Web Services

    Solution providers looking for a robust Web services management tool will find it in Actional's SOAPstation suite, which eases the management of distributed systems by offering realtime network views, identifying problems in application connectivity and setting services policies.

  • Support Net Makes A Catch

    Arrow Electronics' Support Net division is working with IBM to foster partnerships between solution providers and ISVs in the life-sciences market.