CRN Channel News


  • HP Sharpens Blade Edge
    As Hewlett-Packard's BladeSystem Game Plan comes of age, Rick Becker, vice president and general manager of HP's new BladeSystem Division, and Paul Miller, vice president of BladeSystem marketing, recently sat down with CRN Industry Editor Craig Zarley to talk about their plans to use the channel to forward the Palo Alto, Calif.-based vendor's strategy.
  • ShadowRAM: September 27, 2004
    That this business needs is more bling. That's why yours truly is all over this Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' diamond-encrusted iPod. No matter that the HP-licensed gee-gaw goes for something like $16K. (Truthfully, I can't remember, but when it comes to style, 16 large ain't so bad, er, is it?)
  • Ericsson Calls Off Bluetooth Development
    Bluetooth inventor Ericsson is abandoning its development efforts around the wireless standard. Ericsson recently said it will discontinue design and development of new Bluetooth products for the semiconductor industry. The company will, however, continue to offer Bluetooth"a standard for short-range radio technology enabling point- to-point communication between devices"through its Ericsson Mobile Platforms subsidiary, according to a statement on Ericsson's Web site.
  • Adapting To Channel Economics
    Two recent major announcements once again demonstrate how shifting channel economics is changing the way technology companies will do business in the future.
  • Who Needs Notes/Domino Anymore?
    Try as they might, the folks at Lotus just can't convince me that the company's shiny-new Workplace collaboration offerings don't sound the death knell for the Notes/Domino franchise, says VARBusiness senior writer Carolyn A. April.
  • PeopleSoft Discounts New Licenses
    PeopleSoft opened the second day of its user conference here Wednesday with good news for itself and its customers: upgrade discounts and a significant licensing deal.
  • MIT Works To Power Computers With Spinach
    Researchers Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have used spinach to harness a plant's ability to convert sunlight into energy for the first time, creating a device that may one day power laptops, mobile phones and more.
  • Congress Extends Key Small Business Tax Break
    A House-Senate conference committee has cleared a tax package that extends a key tax break that benefits small businesses. Following passage by the full House and Senate, the new tax package could be on President Bush's desk as early as next week.
  • Closing The Gap On Partner Profitability
    In this edition of VARBusiness, we showcase which solution providers are increasing their profits and how. We analyze how they are keeping their costs down and upping their utilization rates.