CRN Channel News


  • Mulling the pros and cons of an overabundant LCD supply


    LCD Prices: How Low Can They Go?
    Solution providers and system builders mull the pros and cons of an overabundant LCD supply.
  • Resellers Eye Intel's Price Cuts On Its Processors
    Intel has issued a broad list of price cuts on its microprocessors, slashing by 35 percent the list price of its high-end 3.6 GHz Pentium 4 with Hyperthreading from $637 to $417. The Celeron desktop processor line received smaller cuts.
  • Will supplement existing channel program, boost printer margins


    Samsung Springs New Printer Channel Program
    Samsung is setting out to grab instant mind share in the competitive color laser printer segment, rolling out a new channel program that gives resellers extra rebates of as much as 5 percent if they meet top sales goals.
  • HP enterprise solution provider buys IBM Business Partner STI


    Logicalis Goes On Buying Binge
    Logicalis, HP's largest enterprise server and storage solution provider, becomes a major IBM Business Partner by acquiring $90 million STI and says more acquisitions are on the way.
  • New Gateway Channel Chief Faces Challenges
    Gateway new director of channels, Tiffani Bova, sees here challenge as rallying internal support for the channel and raising external awareness that Gateway can service solution providers.
  • HP's Ann Livermore Discusses the Company's Missteps And Remedies Moving Forward
    When HP shocked Wall Street with news that its server and storage business was tanking as rivals were on the rise, one executive clearly in the hot seat was Ann Livermore, executive vice president for the company's technology solutions group. At this week's HP World show in Chicago ended Aug. 20, Livermore discusses HP's missteps and remedies moving forward with VARBusiness senior executive editor T.C. Doyle and senior editor Jeffrey Schwartz.
  • Enterprise Disruption
    Everyone on Wall Street appears surprised that spending on IT in the enterprise remains soft despite a steadily improving economy. The problem with this reasoning is that it assumes there was going to be a wholesale return to historic spending levels in the enterprise in the first place.
  • Some solution providers say benefits of new program still unclear


    Choice Words For Ingram
    Ingram Micro is ready to launch its Choice Advantage program nationwide, but solution providers say they're not ready for it.
  • Launches formal solution provider program and IT Asset Recovery Center


    EBay Bids High On VARs
    EBay last week launched its first formal solution provider program to help VARs dispose of older IT products.
  • The Atkins Plan: 'Keep Momentum'
    Donn Atkins, the newly appointed general manager of IBM Global Business Partners, outlines his plans for IBM's channel, including his goal to simplify doing business with the company.