• Powerful Desktops For Work And Display

    Tremendous advancements in PC technology mean that today's machines bring unprecedented performance to the workplace and dish up the very best in multimedia presentation. Here we look at a powerful new Hewlett-Packard workstation and a cutting-edge multimedia system from Gateway.

  • Netgear Solves Broadband Woes

    Broadband-based connections have brought unforeseen flexibility to the SOHO market, despite the technical challenges inherent in the technology. The challenges produced by frequently changing IP addresses, the difficulty of sharing connections and insufficient security are common, but these hurdles can be cleared with Netgear's FVM318 Cable/DSL ProSafe Wireless VPN Security Firewall.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Robert Thomas, NetScreen Technologies

    In an interview last month after his company posted strong third-quarter earnings, NetScreen Technologies President and CEO Robert Thomas spoke with CRN West Coast Bureau Chief Marcia Savage about the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Internet security appliance maker's product plans and competition.

  • Veritas, StorageTek Seek More Channel Revenue With Fewer Partners

    StorageTek CEO Pat Martin says he wants to increase his company's channel revenue by 25 percent this year. Veritas CEO Gary Bloom says he, too, is looking get more indirect sales. Yet both storage leaders say they are aiming for fewer VARs, not more, and hope to boost revenue through their respective small corps of certified partners.

  • A Glimmer of Hope For Distribution

    It's hard to imagine the distribution market--particularly Ingram Micro and Tech Data--going through a more beleaguered period than it has lately. According to VARBusiness research, the collective revenue of the top 25 IT distributors in North America dropped from $80.4 billion in 2001 to $72.7 billion last year. Compare this near-$8 billion decline to the $4.8 billion growth the industry experienced at its height in 2000.

  • Peregrine Emerges From Bankruptcy

    Peregrine Systems Thursday said it has emerged from bankruptcy under a reorganization plan that calls for a focused product line, a new board of directors and the implementation of a compliance program to focus on company-wide processes and procedures.