CRN Applications and OS News

  • Intel's Gelsinger: Dempsey Viable Product For Channel
    Pat Gelsinger, Intel's Senior Vice President General Manager, Digital Enterprise Group, talks to CRN about the "Dempsey" Xeon processor's value proposition and why solution providers should take another look at Xeon.
  • Partners that use business software will likely sell it best

    Embracing Biz Intelligence
    At the VARBusiness 500 Awards event last month, Malcolm Gladwell spoke of making business decisions based on instinct rather than analysis. The author of best-sellers Blink and Tipping Point cited numerous examples of how managers went down the wrong path because they focused too closely on data and not enough on their gut instincts.
  • Software: VARs Turn Pessimistic
    CRN 3Q Channel Business Report: Solution providers' sales expectations for software in the third quarter dropped sharply, reaching their lowest level ever.
  • Plan still being fine-tuned, but it will address range of partner issues

    CA Back In Channel Gear
    CA will soon outline its latest attempt to increase indirect sales across the SMB and enterprise networked system markets, CRN has learned.
  • Incentives, promotions designed to attract partners

    Microsoft Takes Aim At Search, SaaS, Security
    Microsoft kicked off its channel assault against Symantec, Google, and Cisco Systems last week, but the jury is still out on how the software giant and its partners will fare in the markets led by these vendors.
  • Software vendor reaches out to resellers and looks at attract more players into the SMB space

    GFI Tweaks Program To Reflect Its Lineup
    As VARs seek out new partners and methods to meet the growing demand for increased security in the small-business market, GFI Software has restructured its channel program to attract more resellers.
  • A Gem Of A CRM Idea
    The big surprise out of Microsoft's partner conference wasn't the very-much-anticipated CRM Live news. Indeed, Steve Ballmer himself called that probably the "single most inevitable announcement" in the company's history.
  • An Alternative For The Online Tax Collector: AvaTax
    For the small business, collecting sales tax for online sales can be a daunting process, but with on-demand software from Avalara, solution providers have something to offer their small-business customers to ease that burden.