CRN Channel News

  • Ingram Reassures VARs Its Systems Are Secure
    Ingram Micro Thursday reassured solution providers that its systems are secure after a grand jury indictment alleging the distributor's online ordering system was violated to the tune of $6.5 million in computer equipment.
  • N.Y. senator lauds solution provider's effort to keep help-desk jobs in U.S.

    Hillary Clinton On Hand As Future Tech Launches 'Insourcing' Labor Program
    Solution provider Future Tech Enterprises officially launched two major projects Wednesday: a first-of-its kind solution center between IBM and a channel player, and a separate, unique, "insourcing" business that will expand its help desk operations by hiring employees from government assistance programs.
  • Methodology: VARBusiness Application Development Survey
    VARBusiness' 2004 Application-Development survey explores the business and IT environments among IT solution providers who are currently, or plan to, be involved in application development and/or customization. The respondents to this Web-based survey are personally involved in application development in at least one of four ways: developing custom applications; influencing the decision as to which development languages, platforms and/or vendors to use; selecting partners for the development of custom applications; and/or working for an independent software developer.
  • It's All About Integration
    The turnaround in IT spending this year, modest as it may be, is having a profound effect on application development. Those projects have consistently ranked among the most significant portions of IT budgets in recent years"behind security"but now application-development projects are on the rise.
  • Developers Weigh Services Vs. Software
    One of the trickiest questions facing any VAR is whether"and when"to pull the plug on a long-supported product line. Sometimes the decision is obvious because of the way the industry has evolved, but if it's an easy choice to dump an asset, you probably should have done it sooner.
  • The App-Dev Revolution
    As technology categories go, application development covers a heck of a lot of ground. Software developers do many different things, using a wide range of tools and running businesses that can't be defined by a single skillset, project type or model. It's a big tent getting bigger, with appreciable growth confirmed by the results of VARBusiness' annual survey of the State of Application Development.
  • Ingram Micro Loses Another Key Exec
    Ingram Micro's Donna Grothjan has resigned as senior vice president of product management. She is the third key exec to leave the distributor this year.
  • A new standard for storage management promises to make integrators' lives easier

    At the Cusp of Interoperability
    A new standard for storage management promises to make integrators' lives easier.
  • TechWatch: Software
    Sometimes those ephemeral bytes that comprise computer code come together to create programs that actually solve problems.
  • Atlanta VAR Thrives Selling Used PCs To Other VARs
    One person's loss is another's gain" may be only a clich to some, but to Patrick Hiller, CEO of Atlanta-based Abacus Solutions, it's the foundation for a successful business model for his VARBusiness 500 company.
  • Two-Thirds of VARs Counting On App Dev For New Sales
    Application development presents many opportunities for the custom software solution provider and ISV community, particularly in the health-care, retail, manufacturing, finance/banking, and state and local government vertical markets.