All CRN Blogs

  • Atlas Shrugs
    While outsourcing has been something of a boon for the channel, the more recent trend of wholesale business process outsourcing represents a more problematic conundrum for solution providers.
  • No Nudity Allowed
    Within the halls of IBM these days, the No. 1 competitive topic on everybody's mind is competing with EMC. And heading up the IBM posse to take out EMC is Denise Buonaiuto, vice president of global business partner sales for IBM's Systems and Technology Group.
  • Get a load of the grist companies are serving up today

    Don't Eat The Baloney
    Competitive pressures, corporate cultures and executive perks explain only part of the baloney that companies serve up.
  • Thawing Out In Chicago
    I dropped by CDW headquarters in Vernon Hills, Ill., for a tour of its new-ish enterprise configuration center.
  • An Extended Ramble About BPO
    I decided to write my impressions about one particular part of its 2005 strategy, business processing outsourcing (BPO), as an extended blog entry, because in some ways I believe BPO is just an extension of the whole managed services dialogue.
  • Licensed To Kill
    Despite 30 years of effort, trying to manage and track software licenses remains an infuriating process.
  • On Passing Fads And Stock Splits
    Apple's 2-for-1 stock split is something you don't see every day--at least, not anymore. Neither is Dell's underestimation of a key competitor.
  • The Sippl Effect
    One of the unfortunate truths about software is that there is no such thing as an overnight revolution.
  • Why Microsoft Should Be Afraid
    Microsoft faces defections of Wintel partisans to Macs in the home market and sluggish EA renewals in the enterprise.