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  • Automated HVAC systems provide cost savings that homes and businesses can really warm up to


    Cool ROI, Hot Sales
    Americans are not just feeling the pinch of rising fuel costs at the gas pump. With home energy bills having doubled from last year in many parts of the country, consumers are looking for ways to save money at home. By offering automated HVAC solutions and using the systems' overall ROI as one of the main selling points, digital integrators are using the cold weather to close some hot deals.
  • Custom Systems: Media Center's CableCard
    Microsoft and R&D consortium Cable Television Laboratories report that future Media Center PCs will support the CableCard, a hardware module developed that allows devices to decode scrambled signals from cable companies.
  • How To: Tips For Whole-House Audio Installation
    Networked home entertainment is just one piece of the connected home puzzle, and making the transition to include whole-house audio installations in a low-voltage wiring business requires training to get a handle on the process.
  • Computer Connections' Jude Daigle expects big boost in home networking products and services


    Case Study: Returning Home
    Computer Connections is betting that you can go home again. The Pittsburgh-based IT integrator, which has been in business for almost 25 years, got its start selling Apple, Atari and Commodore PCs first to home hobbyists and later to small businesses.
  • ShadowRAM: January 2, 2006
    Best post-Christmas blog item of the season: “So … for anyone who doesn&'t know this, I work at the Apple Store. (iPods). Today, Dec. 26, 2005 … the day after Christmas, was the worst day ever! We had so many people in our store that they had to send an employee outside to tell people they can&'t come in because we were at capacity—and any more and we would be braking [sic] a law! Returns/exchanges like crazy … Well, it&'s over now, and I am happy … because it&'s over.”
  • Storage Vendors Propose New ILM Standard
    Information lifecycle management is taking a step forward with the move by leading storage vendors to develop a standard for allowing reference data to be moved between multi-vendor storage devices.
  • SMB News Briefs: December 19, 2005
    Mirapoint&'s M50 Message Server, which recently began shipping, combines basic e-mail and calendaring with antivirus and antispam protection.
  • Partners cite palatable improvement under former Citrix channel chief Ross Brown


    New eEye Exec Changes Its Channel
    Only three months into his new job, former Citrix Systems channel chief Ross Brown is making a positive impression on partners of eEye Digital Security.
  • Briefs: December 19, 2005
    Oracle met analyst expectations in its second fiscal quarter ended Nov. 30, a performance that apparently was not enough to satisfy investors who have been expecting bigger things since the business software maker launched a nearly $20 billion shopping spree a year ago.
  • Where will small business spend their growing IT budgets in the coming year? CRN editors pick five hot topics for 2006 that are top of mind for many solution providers


    5 Hot Topics
    Heading into the new year, small-business optimism is on the rise, as is the outlook for IT spending.
  • Drumroll, please: the CRN Test Center honors those products that set the bar for excellence in 2005


    Innovation Was Alive And Well, But What Will The New Year Bring?
    With the close of 2005, the CRN Test Center once again set out to identify the top technologies for our Product of the Year awards. Test Center engineers evaluated several hundred products throughout 2005, which made the process of selecting the winners a complicated endeavor.
  • CRN Test Center picks five hot products for five hot small-business topics


    These Products, Services Look Like Winners In 2006
    In the coming year, solution providers will have a mounting number of vendor offerings to choose from in network-attached storage and all-in-one security appliances, mobile and wireless technologies and hosted VoIP and managed service offerings.

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