• GTDC Supplies Performance Meter

    The Global Technology Distribution Council, along with research partner NPDTechworld, is on a mission to provide a view into the inner workings of distribution.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Steve Raymund, Tech Data

    As chairman and CEO of Tech Data, Steve Raymund has spearheaded the distributor's strategy for the better part of two decades. Looking ahead, he said supply chain optimization will be a key issue for the distribution sector. Raymund recently discussed visibility into supply chain information and realtime pricing in an interview with CRN Editor In Chief Michael Vizard, Editor/Online Timothy Long and Senior Writer/Executive Producer CRN Online Jeff O'Heir. Here are excerpts:

  • Intel, AMD Riding High

    Intel is seeing brisker-than-expected sales during the fourth quarter and now expects to snare better sales and profit margin through year-end than it originally projected.

  • Linux's Enterprise Stand

    Red Hat, IBM and ON Technology were on hand at the Enterprise Linux Forum here last week to debut new Linux enterprise offerings.

  • Channel Weary Of Sun/Microsoft Flap Over Java

    In the same courtroom in which the Washington sniper suspects appeared after their capture in October, Sun Microsystems and Microsoft last week volleyed back and forth the blame for what Sun called Java's soon-to-dwindle market share.

  • Hosting Heats Up

    The battle for solution providers' Web hosting business is heating up as portal powerhouse Yahoo and computer giant Hewlett-Packard this week bring new small-business offerings to the table.

  • Cisco-Certified Ranks Halved

    More than half of Cisco Systems' certified solution provider partners have decided to leave the fold rather than meet Cisco's specialization requirements.

  • IBM's Rational Buy To Extend Toolset

    IBM Software's proposed $2.1 billion cash buyout of Rational Systems will offer its partners an even bigger assortment of development tools than they already have, solution providers said.