• Lexmark-Dell Debate

    Solution providers weren't thrilled by the news last week that Lexmark International plans to license its printers under the Dell Computer brand.

  • Hard Facts: September 30, 2002

    One basic question staring down the channel is when business technology investment will start growing. Recent data on investment is positive, but historical trends raise a yellow flag, as longer-term growth of technology investment is strongly tied to broader trends in business infrastructure investment.

  • IBM To Ship New Blades In November

    Following through on plans it began discussing last month, IBM said it will shortly begin shipping its first blade servers with an entry price of less than $2,000 for dual Xeon-based systems.

  • Stratus Upholds Reputation For Fault Tolerance

    Stratus Technologies is well-known for building some of the best fault-tolerant servers on the market, and its new ftServer 5240 is no exception, providing five-nines uptime reliability without clustering.

  • N1--The Next Technology Revolution for the Data Center

    We all know the story that is often told in computing history lessons; from tubes to transistors, from centralized-computing to distributed-computing. But what has really changed over the past couple of decades? Sure, system intelligence has improved and processors have revved up, but we haven't quite made the same level of revolutionary jump that PC brought back in the early 80s. That is, until Sun's announcement of N1 last week at the SunNetwork 2002 Conference in San Francisco.

  • Fiorina Looking Beyond the 'Hot Box' at HP World Speech

    Hewlett-Packard chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina opened the company's HP World conference here with a discussion on the strategy behind the $19 billion merger with Compaq Computer, and taking a few swings at the competition in the process.

  • HP To Cut Additional 1,800 Jobs

    Citing continued weak demand, Hewlett-Packard said Wednesday it will cut 1,800 jobs beyond the 15,000 reductions planned as part of its Compaq Computer Corp. acquisition.

  • Sun Unveils Updates To J2EE, J2ME

    At its JavaOne Japan show here, Sun Microsystems unveiled enhancements to new Java standards for enterprise applications and mobile devices that are slated to be finalized in early 2003, a Sun official told CRN Wednesday.