CRN Channel News


  • Product Pick: DataPilot
    While untethered voice communications has its benefits, many cell phone users are faced with the arduous task of maintaining call directories, which in many cases are stored in an e-mail application or contact tracking database, forcing users to manually duplicate those entries on their cell phones.
  • Up Close and Personal
    Tip O’Neill, the late, great Speaker of the House, famously said, “All politics is local.” The analog for small companies is that all IT implementation is personal.
  • Midtier Hotels In The Mix
    Solution providers looking to offer wireless broadband services to midtier hotels are finding that a bit of foresight and a growing number of partnerships are bolstering their opportunities.
  • Nortel Focuses Channel On The Enterprise Opportunity
    Nortel Networks President and CEO Bill Owens recently sat down with a group of journalists, including CRN Infrastructure Editor Jennifer Hagendorf Follett, to discuss the company's future in the wake of layoffs and a sweeping reorganization.
  • Small Fry Open Systems Earns Big Channel Points
    Orpen Systems doesn't have the name recognition Best Software or Microsoft enjoys. Its three lines of accounting packages for small to midsize businesses do not vie for the topmost rung of the market ladder. But the 30-year-old accounting software vendor, based in Shakopee, Minn., just might hold the lead when it comes to taking care of its 2,500 North American channel partners.
  • Small Doesn't Have To Mean Low-Tech
    Small business is a hot, hot category in technology circles these days. Almost every week, there is a new piece of research that implies that the opportunity for growth in technology spending will come from small business.
  • Keeping Spam Out And Losses Down
    It’s no surprise that spam has become one of the largest problems for today’s small businesses. Those businesses are faced with several obstacles when it comes to combating spam. Lack of technical expertise ranks as one of the largest, while reliance on third-party hosted e-mail solutions adds to the dilemma.
  • September 20, 2004 Contents
    Small Expectations. Hoping for great results in small business, software giants IBM and Microsoft are tailoring software and creating special programs to win over solution providers such as Bryan Cafaro of Tri-Bry Business Technology Solutions.
  • Time To Get Tough About Safety
    Lately, more than one unsafe IT product has come to light, and I've heard unsettling things about numerous companies trying to fake their safety certifications. This is more than dj vu all over again.
  • Financial Woes Force Intel To Slash Prices
    Soft component pricing for system builders shouldn't abate any time soon, including prices from chip maker Intel, where executives say inventory imbalances and pricing continue to plague its earnings outlook.
  • ShadowRAM: September 20, 2004
    Anybody following the presidential campaign is aware of the flap over whether CBS' "60 Minutes II" presented fabricated 1973 documents in a report that criticized President Bush's National Guard service. CBS' defense boiled down to this: Well, the documents may look like they came from Microsoft Word (which didn't exist in the 1970s) but they could have been printed on an IBM Selectric.
  • Former Enterasys CEO Pleads Guilty
    The former chief executive officer of Enterasys Networks has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit securities, mail and wire fraud.