CRN Channel News


  • VARs Look To Others To Build Systems
    While white-box systems are increasing in popularity in the channel, many solution providers are dropping their screwdrivers in favor of purchasing custom systems built by others.
  • Watson Wows Editorial Cabinet
    The responses were closer for CRN's second Channel Champ Of The Month feature, but in the end, the cabinet went with Watson, citing her ability to rally more funds for partners as well as senior-level executive mind share at Microsoft.
  • Will Money Follow?
    One of my guilty pleasures every week is curling up with Entertainment Weekly magazine. Even though I rarely watch television and am pretty much a chick-flick-only kind of movie viewer, it helps me keep up with dinner conversation at all the industry events I attend.
  • Oracle-PeopleSoft Antitrust Battle Shifts To Europe
    The focus of Oracle Corp.'s attempted takeover of PeopleSoft Inc. shifted Friday to Europe, where the European Community's antitrust regulators prepared to restart the clock on its investigation into the hostile-acquisition bid.
  • Making The Most of the Midmarket
    The world's largest and most successful software company sells billions of dollars of product to midsize commercial customers every year. But even its CEO says the company could do better there if it only understood more about the tough-to-define midmarket customer segment.
  • Still Competitive And Fierce, Ballmer Blasts Off
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says he's more pumped and confident than ever. Though he has upped his company's dividend, don't think for a moment that he's gone warm and fuzzy. He's as competitive and as fierce as ever.
  • Can HP Right Its Storage and Server Ship?
    Hewlett-Packard partners last month were fuming but not surprised to learn about the bombshell HP dropped on Wall Street that its enterprise server and storage (ESS) business took a major shellacking for the quarter ended July 31.
  • EDS' Trouble Down Under
    It wasn't that long ago that EDS scored what was then the largest IT services contract in the financial sector—a $5 billion, 10-year deal with Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA).
  • Sun's 'Windows' of Opportunity
    A few months ago, Sun Microsystems' resellers perusing the computer maker's Web site came across something they probably thought they'd never see in their lifetimes: a Sun entry-level server running Microsoft's Windows, powered by none other than AMD's popular Opteron 64-bit computing microprocessor.
  • Pulse: Upgrades On The Horizon
    This year, Global IT departments are preparing to spend more money on software upgrades. According to the results of a joint Yankee Group/Sunbelt Software poll of 1,100 IT administrators worldwide, eight out of 10 businesses are expected to install a major software upgrade by the end of 2004
  • TechWatch: VoIP, Sempron, Tablet PCs
    What reseller doesn't want hot, new hardware for the back-to-school rush? From wide-view tablets to VoIP boxes, we've got you covered. Send your future product picks to awolfe@cmp.com.