• Full Color, No Waiting

    Laser printers are the technology of choice for high-volume printing for monochrome and color uses. Though color-laser printing tasks usually take much longer than monochrome jobs, Xerox's new single-pass Phaser 6200, due out this week, eliminates the extra wait, the CRN Test Center found.

  • Back-Office Dealings

    Microsoft's planned $1.3 billion purchase of Navision puts the company on a collision course with some of its biggest and best ISV partners, according to some solution providers.

  • Business-Model Overhaul

    Microsoft's large-account reseller channel is undergoing a major consolidation, signaling a profound transformation ahead for software distribution.

  • Synnex's Software Bet

    Synnex has more than tripled its software catalog with its acquisition last week of broadline distributor Gates/Arrow.

  • Partners Debate Sun One's Merits

    Sun Microsystems promotes its Open Net Environment platform as a nonproprietary system, but solution providers say it's difficult to replace Sun ONE components with competing products.

  • Microsoft Trial: States Chastised

    Attorneys for nine states withdrew their request to allow them to call one more witness in this phase of the Microsoft antitrust trial after being chastised by U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

  • RIM Blackberry Packs Punch

    Convergence is the word with the BlackBerry 5810 from Research In Motion. With the integration of cellular phone capabilities, instant messaging via SMS and wireless Web browsing, RIM has brought expanded functionality to the PDA market.

  • <i>CRN</i> Interview: Kevin Gilroy and Dan Vertrees, Hewlett-Packard

    Gilroy, HP's vice president and general manager of North America commercial channels, and Vertrees, HP's vice president and general manager of North America enterprise channels, outlined the $87 billion IT giant's post-merger channel strategy in an interview with CRN Industry Editor Craig Zarley. Last week, HP was officially relaunched under the new HPQ symbol on the New York Stock Exchange. The company closed the Compaq merger deal on May 3.

  • The New HP Reveals Its Server Road Maps

    Just two days after the official launch of the new Hewlett-Packard, company executives gave CRN the product and branding road maps for its RISC-based and Intel-based servers and related products.