• Intel's Barrett Paints An Untethered World

    When Intel CEO Craig Barrett took the stage Wednesday in New York to talk about Centrino, the atmosphere was almost anticlimactic. News organizations had for days been swarming with stories of Intel's strategy to provide PC makers with the microprocessor, chipset and 802.11 technologies needed to forever untether laptops. Intel had already concluded media conferences in Tokyo, Beijing and London earlier in the day.

  • Microsoft To Offer iSCSI Drivers

    Microsoft executives said on Wednesday that the software giant plans to deliver iSCSI drivers for its Windows 2000 client and server, Windows XP client and Windows Server 2003.

  • Novell Debuts GroupWise 6.5 At CeBIT

    Novell put its stake in the corporate instant messaging business and enhanced its e-mail story with the debut of a major GroupWise upgrade at CeBIT on Wednesday.

  • Buying the Pitch: Carly Fiorina and You

    Hewlett-Packard CEO and Chairman Carly Fiorina was hardly at a loss for words during HP's Americas Partner Conference recently. During the event, the head of the largest PC company in the world touted HP's new PartnerOne channel program, attacked primary competitors Dell and IBM, emphasized its "utility computing" strategy and encouraged solution providers to embrace its strong digital imaging and printing business. Here's what VARs had to say about Fiorina's comments from her keynote and excerpts from her interview with VARBusiness.

  • CRN Test Center: Centrino Mostly A Branding Play

    Intel on Wednesday officially unveiled its Centrino mobile processor platform for notebooks. But all of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the launch reflects what Centrino basically is--a branding play, CRN Test Center engineers believe.

  • HP Comes Out Swinging

    Of all the colorful and compelling things said at Hewlett-Packard's recent Americas Partner Conference 2003 in Orlando, Fla., it was a quick message from Jim Milton, managing director of enterprise systems for the Americas, that best summed up the event. "Since Sept. 4, 2001 [the date of the HP-Compaq merger announcement], we've been on the defensive," Milton said. "Now, we're on the offensive." Milton went so far as to call Dell Computer "scum suckers." Milton made the announcement in the waning hours of the conference.