• <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.

  • Seeking Services

    Cost-conscious enterprises are seeking services more than new technology when looking to protecting their data, said solution providers at the RSA Conference here last week.

  • Computer Associates Confirms Government Inquiries

    Troubled software company Computer Associates International on Friday said it is the subject of inquiries by the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Securities and Exchange Commission, helping to trigger a 21 percent drop in its share price.

  • WebLogic 7 Preview

    BEA Systems hopes this week to fortify its position as the application server leader with additions to the WebLogic line and an integrated enterprise offering that it will showcase at its developer conference.

  • TechSelect To Focus On SMB Relationships

    With nearly 300 members on board, Tech Data plans to shift the focus of its SMB TechSelect program from recruitment to relationship-building, said company executives.

  • Rambus, Infineon Heading To Appeals Court

    Controversial patent litigation between Infineon Technologies and Rambus, the maker of RDRAM memory, will rush into an expedited hearing before an appeals court later this year, Rambus said in a recent filing with the government.

  • Seagate Flies SOLO

    New features of Seagate's e-ordering portal, now known as my.Seagate, are pleasing the manufacturer's distributors while extending its relationship with partner Comergent Technologies.

  • Cisco Talks Up 'Telework'

    Cisco Systems this week plans to launch a program to help partners sell secure "telework" solutions to small and midsize businesses.

  • Microsoft Opens Up Code-Sharing

    Microsoft extended its Shared Source Initiative last week with plans to open up the Windows source code to more than 150 systems integrators worldwide.