CRN Applications and OS News


  • VARs give tips on how to transition clients to new technologies -- and make a profit in the process


    Easing Customers Into Innovation
    On the eve of CMP Media's XChange Tech Innovators conference, VARs offered tips on how to ease the transition to new technologies, for their staff and for customers.
  • A solution provider cures bank's printing maladies, resulting in a quick return on investment for the client and a lifetime customer for the VAR


    Back On Track With Document Management
    For Universal Forms and Systems, getting into the document management game has allowed the solution provider to expand its revenue opportunities with customers both new and old.
  • Mentorship Musings
    I joined CRN just a couple years out of university and, over time, have become so taken with the channel community that I can't imagine writing regularly for any other business audience. One of my biggest worries is how I can provide ongoing mentorship and motivation that instills this same feeling in CRN's junior staff.
  • Bell Micro Branches Out
    DON BELL HAS BEEN A BUSY MAN THIS FALL. THE CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF BELL MICROPRODUCTS OVERSAW THE ACQUISITION OF PROSYS INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THE APPOINTMENT OF FORMER INGRAM MICRO EXECUTIVE MIKE GRAINGER TO THE SAN JOSE, CALIF.-BASED DISTRIBUTOR'S BOARD. BELL RECENTLY SPOKE WITH CRN DISTRIBUTION EDITOR SCOTT CAMPBELL ABOUT THE LATEST INITIATIVES AND WHAT'S NEXT FOR THE COMPANY.
  • ISV uses big-time partnership not only to witness its own revenue abound, but to launch its clients into new earnings stratospheres


    eOne Group, IBM Collaborate For The SMB
    ISV eOne Group is leveraging its partnership with IBM to help small-business customers successfully launch e-commerce platforms.
  • IE 7 vs. Firefox 2.0: Why This Browser Battle Matters To Businesses
    Web browsers should matter to businesses because they're the interfaces through which employees and customers will spend ever more of their screen time. And that point isn't lost on Microsoft and Mozilla, which are set to do battle with major upgrades to their respective browsers, Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2.0.
  • Business Software Category Profile
    Microsoft is making noise. And channel partners are hearing it. That's one reason the Redmond, Wash.-based company fared better in the 2006 VARBusiness Annual Report Card (ARC) survey than it did in years past.
  • Entire client can now be loaded on itty-bitty storage devices for fuller mobile experience.


    IBM Launches Full Notes On The Go
    Users can now load full-boat Notes client on tiny memory devices for Notes on the go, IBM said.