• <I>CRN</I> Interview: Anna McDermott, GE Access

    Anna McDermott is proud to be a football coach's daughter. Her father, Jim McDermott, coached for more than four decades and passed on to her some essential coaching skills--among them, leadership, communication and energy. that background has helped the younger McDermott prepare for her new position as the CEO of GE Access, replacing John Paget, she said. CRN Distribution Editor Scott Campbell recently spoke to McDermott about her promotion, the Sun business environment and what's up next for GE Access.

  • Hard Facts: May 19, 2003

    The overall level of solution provider satisfaction with software vendors' channel programs showed little change in April compared with March, according to the CRN Monthly Channel Satisfaction Survey.

  • Microsoft Readying Longhorn Driver Kit

    Developers building device drivers for the next-generation Windows operating system, code-named Longhorn, will be getting some help from Microsoft in the form of a new kit that provides tools and logo qualifications.

  • WLAN Switches Heat Up Networking Space

    In the past couple of months, several fledgling WLAN companies have charged out of the gate with plans for intelligent switches they say centralize and simplify WLAN augmentations to wired networks better than anything else on the market.

  • Fizzer E-Mail Worm Sizzles Worldwide

    A new computer worm spread rapidly around the world via e-mail and the Kazaa peer-to-peer file-sharing network last week, prompting security vendors to issue a series of alerts.

  • EMC's Online SAN Plan

    EMC last week unveiled its first two storage management software applications related to the company's strategy of giving customers and channel partners online access to its SAN implementation experience.

  • ACCPAC Revs Up CRM Product, Seeks Partners

    ACCPAC International, a developer of business management applications for small and midsize businesses, last week unveiled the latest release of its CRM product, added features to its partner marketing program and said it is recruiting solution providers to fight off threats from Microsoft's CRM assault.

  • NTT/Verio Extends Reach

    NTT/Verio enhanced its channel program with a new influencer referral program and this week plans to launch training initiatives for its viaVerio shared hosting partners.

  • Intel's Fixes Fall Short For Solution Providers

    Intel's management of the problems with Itanium 2 processors will ease tensions with OEMs, but its efforts don't go far enough to address the concerns of solution providers that have sold the technology, according to the CRN Test Center.

  • Citrix Preaches Value of Services

    Citrix Systems Thursday launched a new channel program designed to help solution providers tap into the expertise of Citrix Consulting Services (CCS), the vendor's professional services arm.