• Hard Facts: March 24, 2003

    Solution providers remain circumspect about sales prospects over the next three months, but midsize-company IT executives are much more optimistic looking ahead to the second quarter, according to CRN survey data.

  • Distributors Set For Fulfillment Challenge

    Distributors are bracing for an influx of orders through the federal government's Defense Priority Allocation System (DPAS) program, which gives priority to any federal orders with that designation.

  • VARs Support The Front Lines

    The U.S. military launched its strike against Iraq, and solution provider staffers were on-site in Europe and undisclosed locations to support troops' IT systems.

  • War Not Driving Recovery Plans

    Solution providers say the war in Iraq isn't a major factor in customers' disaster-recovery and business-continuity planning, but the conflict has heightened awareness of the need to protect IT infrastructures.

  • FDA's Medication Bar-Code Proposal Raises Awareness

    Solution providers said the Food and Drug Administration's recent steps toward requiring standardized bar-code labels on prescription medication will help raise awareness for in-hospital medication safety systems that can help health-care providers save money as well as lives.

  • AMD Serves Up Opteron Plans

    To pave a smooth path into the channel for its Opteron 64-bit processor, Advanced Micro Devices is offering stepped-up technical training and support and mulling plans for a program that would provide bare-bones server boxes to systems builders, said Henri Richard, AMD's group vice president of worldwide sales.

  • Security Focus Sharpens

    Security vendors and solution providers agree that the war with Iraq will heighten IT security awareness in the United States, just as the Sept. 11 attacks raised the nation's state of alert.

  • Microsoft Touts Framework

    Microsoft is hitting the road to preach the virtues of the Microsoft Business Framework to ISVs and integration partners.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Victor Tsao, Linksys

    On the day Cisco's purchase of wireless LAN equipment provider Linksys Group was announced, Victor Tsao, the former MIS director of Taco Bell who founded Linksys with his wife, Janie, 15 years ago, spoke with CRN Editor/News Steven Burke about the $500 million stock deal.