• White-Box Sales On Upswing

    Aided by an economic uptick and confusion surrounding the proposed merger of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq Computer, sales of white-box servers and desktops rose significantly in the second half of 2001 and gained momentum in January 2002, said solution providers polled by CRN.

  • RSA Puts Spotlight On Security

    Against a national backdrop of heightened security awareness, data security specialists will gather here this week for the RSA Conference, where dozens of companies are expected to launch new security products and services.

  • Compaq Partners Weigh In

    Many solution providers complain about Compaq. And there certainly are reasons to do so: the company's direct sales arm, frequent channel program changes and myriad other concerns. But some solution providers say whining is not the answer and suggest finding a way to work with the vendor.

  • HP/Compaq Merger Analysis by Friedman Fleischer and Lowe

    My interests in the Hewlett-Packard stockholder vote on the proposed merger are primarily as a fiduciary of The William R. Hewlett Revocable Trust (the "Trust") and as Chairman of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (the "Hewlett Foundation"), which collectively own approximately 108.5 million shares (5.6%) of Hewlett-Packard common stock worth approximately $2.5 billion as of January 10, 2002.

  • Palmisano Pushes Partnerships, Open Standards And E-Business

    In his first public address to IBM's partner community since being officially named the company's next chief executive, president and COO Sam Palmisano worked hard to impress upon partners the wealth of opportunities that await those who build strong relationships with Big Blue.

  • Siebel Stock Tumbles On Rumors Of Bond Sale

    Shares of Siebel Systems , the biggest provider of software to automate customer service, tumbled as much as 10 percent Wednesday on speculation its chief financial officer may be leaving and that it might issue convertible bonds, a trader said.

  • IBM Beefs Up PC Security

    IBM boosted the security capabilities of its ThinkPad notebooks and NetVista desktops with new client software.