• Intel Puts Mucscle Behind Centrino Mobile Agenda

    Intel is hoping to goose notebook sales through the channel next week when it launches its new Centrino mobile architecture, but solution providers say the technology's success will hinge on extended battery life, aggressive price points and a clear marketing message.

  • Blue Coat Eyes Small Biz

    Blue Coat Systems this week plans to roll out three new packages that are aimed at small and midsize businesses and bundle Web content filtering software from Websense and Secure Computing with Blue Coat's Web security appliance.

  • Server Pricing Emerges

    Channel partners say the Windows Server 2003 pricing model will let customers pay for the features they want but is also designed to steer them to embrace Microsoft's Software Assurance (SA) licensing.

  • Microsoft Maelstrom: Systems Builders Cry Foul

    Solution providers challenged a top Microsoft channel executive during a public appearance last week, seeking answers to why the developer provides pricing advantages to large computer makers but not to the systems builder channel.

  • 3Com's Enterprise Plans

    3Com plans to expand its enterprise networking offerings in the wake of the sale of its CommWorks division, which builds hardware for telecom service providers.

  • Hard Facts: March 10, 2003

    The overall level of solution provider satisfaction with software vendors' channel programs declined in February to its lowest level since CRN began collecting monthly data more than a year ago.

  • Server Virtualization Market Shakeup

    Microsoft took a big leap into the Intel virtual server software market when it gobbled up the assets of Connectix. However, it will face tough competition from a more entrenched player known as VMware.