CRN Channel News


  • 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.
  • Intel, HP To Commercialize Next-Gen Net
    Hewlett-Packard has signed on to Intel's Planet-Lab.Org infrastructure and plans to create market offerings based on a new layer of infrastructure services to the IP network.
  • Microsoft Doubles Blocking Time For SP2
    Microsoft on Tuesday doubled the time that businesses can block Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) from downloading automatically, giving them until mid-April, 2005.
  • Execs tout new platform-level enhancements at Intel Developer Forum


    Intel Strives For The Enterprise
    Intel readies a multiyear plan to beef up Xeon and Itanium 2 lineups and outlines a road map calling for significant new platform-level enhancements and manageability technology.
  • ViewSonic Storms Into Wireless Market
    ViewSonic stormed into the wireless networking market Wednesday announcing a full family of wireless products including two new wireless gateways and a wireless media adapter.
  • Digital Home: VARs' Xmas Gift?
    Digital Home is Intel's broad push to place networked entertainment devices in every room in the house, so consumers can edit home DVDs, watch video clips and listen to audio files.
  • Otellini Outlines Opportunities In Chip Market At Intel Developer Forum
    If the processor sector always has been a bellwether for the entire tech industry, then the market is primed for a long expansion around a host of new semiconductor-related developments. That was the message Intel president and COO Paul Otellini outlined in his opening keynote speech at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco on Tuesday.
  • More Than 20 Partners Deauthorized, Some Sued


    HP Clamps Down On Special-Bid Pricing Abuses
    Hewlett-Packard is deauthorizing partners and, in some cases, taking legal action to curb abuses of its "Big Deal" pricing program.
  • First Of Two Parts: 12 Steps To Success


    The Approach To Compensation Policy Will Make Or Break A Channel Program
    It's time for me to dust off and update a column I wrote nearly three years ago that proposed 12 steps for building a foundation for a successful channel. This time, I'm going to break my thoughts into two columns in an effort to try to do more justice to each issue.
  • ShadowRAM: September 6, 2004
    Microsoft's decision to strip what Microsofties called the super-important WinFS from Longhorn was surprising--if you ignore the past. Even insiders found the whole thing amusing. "Go to your history books. We're still trying to deliver some of what we promised in Cairo," quipped one. A unified file system had been promised for Cairo. Other bits and pieces like Active Directory eventually showed up in some flavor of Windows Server.
  • With a rocky history behind it, Capgemini looks for solid footing


    Can Capgemini Bounce Back?
    Global systems integrators (GSIs) are in the midst of a year of seismic industry shifts. Business is certainly better than it was a year or two ago, thanks to new economic momentum and a recovery in traditional consulting and integration work.