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  • The Allure of Leasing

    Leasing is a great way to avoid buyers' remorse. It also gives solution providers another option to offer customers.

  • Disk Drives Get Their Due

    The lowly disk drive is getting the kind of respect usually reserved for places like Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and Hewlett-Packard's renowned garage. Last month, the San Jose City Council designated a little building in downtown San Jose, Calif., as a historical landmark,the site where data storage was born. About 50 years ago, IBM inventor Reynold B. Johnson created the first hard-disk drive,the result of research conducted in a laboratory on 99 Notre Dame Avenue in San Jose.

  • Start-Up Bets On IP Telephony

    Despite the turbulence in the IP services market, one solution provider sees hosted services as a rich opportunity. Especially when it comes to IP telephony.

  • Breaking the Unbreakable?

    True to form, Oracle chairman and CEO Larry Ellison made a big splash at Comdex last fall when he declared that his company's database software was "unbreakable."

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview With Sam Palmisano, IBM

    Palmisano, IBM President and COO since Septemeber 2000, will become Big Blue's new CEO on March 1, when the contract of current Chairman and CEO Louis Gerstner is due to expire. CRN Editor In Chief Kelley Damore and Industry Editor Craig Zarley spoke privately with Palmisano last week after his keynote speech at PartnerWorld 2002 in San Francisco.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Edison Peres, Cisco Systems

    Earlier this month, Edison Peres, a former channel vice president at Avaya, joined Cisco Systems as vice president of emerging technologies for the worldwide channels group. In his new role, Peres will focus on building an ecosystem of partners to effectively sell and implement new technologies available from Cisco. His first efforts will be in IP telephony, storage and wireless. Peres spoke with CRN Infrastructure Editor Larry Hooper about his new role and the challenges of bring emerging technologies to market.

  • IBM Under Fire For Warranty Program

    IBM needs to address solution provider concerns surrounding its authorized warranty service provider program or risk losing partners in the small-business market, said members of Ingram Micro's National Service Network.

  • Small Box, Big Features

    Designed as a server appliance for the SMB market, Celestix's Aries offers enterprise-level features in an impressively small package.

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