• Buying the Pitch: Carly Fiorina and You

    Hewlett-Packard CEO and Chairman Carly Fiorina was hardly at a loss for words during HP's Americas Partner Conference recently. During the event, the head of the largest PC company in the world touted HP's new PartnerOne channel program, attacked primary competitors Dell and IBM, emphasized its "utility computing" strategy and encouraged solution providers to embrace its strong digital imaging and printing business. Here's what VARs had to say about Fiorina's comments from her keynote and excerpts from her interview with VARBusiness.

  • CRN Test Center: Centrino Mostly A Branding Play

    Intel on Wednesday officially unveiled its Centrino mobile processor platform for notebooks. But all of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the launch reflects what Centrino basically is--a branding play, CRN Test Center engineers believe.

  • HP Comes Out Swinging

    Of all the colorful and compelling things said at Hewlett-Packard's recent Americas Partner Conference 2003 in Orlando, Fla., it was a quick message from Jim Milton, managing director of enterprise systems for the Americas, that best summed up the event. "Since Sept. 4, 2001 [the date of the HP-Compaq merger announcement], we've been on the defensive," Milton said. "Now, we're on the offensive." Milton went so far as to call Dell Computer "scum suckers." Milton made the announcement in the waning hours of the conference.

  • Industry Leaders Put 2003 In Perspective

    Executives from leading IT companies said they have seen signs of improvement this year, but are still preparing for a tough IT spending environment and hostile stock market, according to a panel yesterday at Solution Provider XChange, here in New Orleans.

  • SAP To Launch Business One Suite March 27

    German software giant SAP will take on Microsoft in the U.S. small- and midsize-business software market when it launches its Business One suite in New York on March 27, executives told CRN at CeBIT.

  • Microsoft Updates Apertum Financial App

    Microsoft's Business Applications Group launched an enhanced version of its Apertum financial software for the German, Austrian and Swiss midmarket at CeBit here on Wednesday.

  • Fujitsu Unveils PrimePower SPARC64 Road Map

    Fujitsu Technology Solutions this week released a road map for its PrimePower SPARC-compatible servers that includes continued development of the platform and commitment to the Unix space through at least 2007.

  • Microsoft Weighs Systems Builder Pricing Complaints

    Microsoft's top executives are reviewing proposals to address the pricing gap that Dell Computer enjoys on Windows and Office over Intel's 384 premier systems builders, according to Microsoft General Manager,SMB Channel Strategy Group, Kevin Wueste.