CRN Channel News

  • 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.
  • Office Rebates Cheer System Builders
    It's not the price cut system builders have lobbied Microsoft for, but a new Office 2003 rebate might help them compete more effectively in the SMB market against Dell and Hewlett-Packard.
  • A Letter To Fiorina
    Congratulations on your appointment of Jack Novia as senior vice president and managing director of Hewlett-Packard's Americas region. Novia is a channel-savvy executive who hit the ground running last week with detailed plans to get HP's enterprise server and storage businesses back on track.
  • Think Different: Business Savvy

    Solution Provider Profitability Isn't Just The Vendors' Responsibility
    We in the CMP Channel Group talk a lot about what vendors should do to help readers sell more solutions and products in the marketplace. At last week's XChange 2004 conference in Chicago, we gathered 125 vendors and more than 325 solution provider organizations to debate these issues over four days of meetings, seminars, presentations and private discussions.
  • QRadar 3.0 Enhances Threat Detection
    Enhancements to Q1Labs' premier anomaly detection product, QRadar, ease administration and monitoring tasks and strengthens defenses against security threats such as worms, trojans and denial-of-service attacks.
  • The latest CRN research reveals solution providers predict a rise in corporate sales. Here's where they'll stoke the fire.

    Enterprise Spending: What's Hot, What's Not
    What the heck happened to the enterprise market? Judging by IT vendors' results for this most recent quarter, it looks as if budgets have frozen throughout corporate America. Yet solution providers haven't lost their optimism.
  • Distribution Snapshot: Enterprise Products
    Editor’s note: This is the third of four Distributor Snapshot special reports based on U.S. sales-out data reported by Global Technology Distribution Council members to The NPD Group.
  • Police, Feds GoBook-It To Max
    When a letter believed to contain billions of anthrax spores was opened last fall in Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle's office, the Capitol police officers who responded to the scene were equipped with rugged wireless notebooks from Itronix.