• VARs High-Five EMC-Legato Deal

    EMC's proposed acquisition of Legato Systems will make the company a major channel force in storage backup and recovery and hierarchical storage management (HSM), solution providers said.

  • New Switch Meets Multimedia Needs

    Gigabit Ethernet and digital convergence may be the newest IT buzzwords, but the technologies are taxing current IT infrastructure. Cisco Systems designed its new Catalyst 3750 Series of switches specifically to help businesses and solution providers meet the demands of these two technologies.

  • Look Who's On A Pedestal

    Pedestal Software, a maker of system security products, recently launched a channel program for systems integrators and consultants.

  • Nexsan to Vendors: 'Ride Our VAR Channel'

    Nexsan Technologies, manufacturer of the ATAboy series of hard-drive-based storage arrays, has implemented a program to cross-certify its arrays with other vendors' software products, as well as provide incentives for solution providers to bundle the arrays with other products.

  • Next-Generation ITANIUM 2 Now Shipping

    Intel executives say their company's Itanium 2 platform has reached the point at which the market has begun spending as much,or more,on Intel 64-bit processors as it does on competing RISC chips.

  • Make Room For New Notebook Computers

    Gateway and MPC Computers (formerly Micron PC), both direct-sales proponents since the early days of the PC, are now embracing the channel with new programs and impressive notebook computers. Add to the mix a powerful new UltraSPARC notebook from Naturetech, and solution providers have plenty of new choices in the notebook space.

  • Symantec’s Thompson: Microsoft No Looming Threat

    At least for now, Microsoft's move into the antivirus market is "much ado about nothing," Symantec CEO and Chairman John Thompson said this week in an exclusive interview with CRN at the security vendor's Enterprise Partner Summit in Chicago.