CRN Channel News


  • GE Access Renamed Access Distribution
    A major rebranding effort within General Electric has resulted in the renaming of its distribution business from GE Access to Access Distribution, thus dropping the GE prefix.
  • PeopleSoft Inks Bold Alliance With IBM
    PeopleSoft may have find its Knight in Shining Armor with Big Blue. At the PeopleSoft Connect conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, the beleaguered enterprise applications giant ratcheted up its existing relationship with platform partner IBM at a time when the reluctant object of Oracle's takeover bid is most vulnerable.
  • Sun Kicks Off New Wares On Wall Street
    Looking to extol the virtues of its forthcoming Solaris 10 operating system, Sun Tuesday, Sept. 21, laid the groundwork for its pay-for-use computing grid, new servers, storage and network products. The company launched an effort to convince customers, partners and analysts that it is on the cusp of a renaissance. And what fitting a way to do so than to address the industry that put the company on the map"Wall Street.
  • SBC Inks Major VoIP Deal With Ford Using Cisco Equipment
    Telecom integrator SBC Communications today signed a contract with auto giant Ford Motor to design, implement and manage an IP telephony system using Cisco Systems' equipment for Ford's headquarters and other facilities in Southeast Michigan. The deal might very well be a harbinger of increased VoIP activity in the enterprise space.
  • Red Hat's Earnings Show Enterprise Focus
    Red Hat's second quarter earnings report paints a picture of a company that -- much like the overall open-source sector -- has made significant progress but still has to prove its worth in the struggling enterprise software market, especially to its SMB channel partners.
  • TechWatch
    Take this month's offerings, toss them together and what do you get? A 64-bit server with attached storage and a really cool display.
  • How to operate your business at a consistent pace


    How To Balance Your Business Cycle
    Draw a horizontal line. Above the line are marketing- and sales-related activities. Below the line are technical- and implementation-related activities. Here's the problem: While you were below the line, you did nothing above the line, and vice versa. If this has happened to you, you could be experiencing the Sawtooth Effect.
  • Key trends, facts and interpretation you need to run your business


    SMBs Buck Outsourcing Trend, Research Finds
    While high-tech companies and end users are showing interest in outsourcing, not everyone is jumping on the bandwagon.
  • New features expected to drive increased sales


    14 New Projectors Make Way To Market
    A plethora of new products has hit the digital projector market in recent months. But don't expect to get rich off hardware sales.
  • JDM Infrastructure CEO John Marks
    Our model is pretty unique--we sell a lot of hardware and then partner with other VARs across the country to provide the services.
  • Accenture Joins Blockbuster For Online DVD Service
    Five years after Netflix cornered the online DVD rental market, this summer the in-store rental giant launched its Blockbuster Online subscription service, combining online and in-store DVD rentals.
  • HP Takes Blade Technology Into Utility Computing
    Looking to boost its presence in the increasingly hot area of utility computing, Hewlett-Packard on Monday dove into its trove of blade-server technologies and spun out a set of software and services offerings aimed at the low end of the market.