CRN Channel News


  • Recall involves Latitude, Precision and Inspiron laptops


    Dell Recalls 4.4 Million Notebook AC Adapters
    Dell on Friday recalled 4.4 million AC adapters for Latitude, Precision and Inspiron notebooks after receiving reports of the adapters overheating, posing a risk of fire or electrical shock for users.
  • HP's Gilroy Gets The Nod
    The decision was close, but HP’s Gilroy eked out a one-vote lead over eBay’s Anderson in CRN's latest Channel Champ of the Month poll.
  • ARC Methodology
    VARBusiness' 2004 Annual Report Card (ARC) issue, now in its 19th year, assesses and analyzes solution providers' satisfaction with their vendor partners. This year's 2004 research spans 74 individual vendor programs and 18 product categories, with the addition of security appliances this year.
  • Partnership Primer
    In a way, solution providers can be a lot like love-struck adolescents: they want to know their partners care. That there's someone special out there thinking about them and how to make their relationships better. Is communication good between us? How loyal are they? How much money will they spend on me? Except for the fact that, in this case, their partners are multimillion dollar hi-tech vendors, all the above holds true.
  • Which vendors realized their potential in this year's study?


    Making The Grade
    Swan dives and stumbles. Phoenix-like ascensions. Powerful showings and modest surprises. All these and more can be found in the 2004 edition of the industry's largest partner-satisfaction study of its kind, VARBusiness' Annual Report Card.
  • Despite channel exec shuffle, Big Blue sweeps its ARC categories


    IBM's Glowing Report Card
    IBM posted remarkable results, building on last year, when it captured five category wins in the same study.
  • AMD Reports Strong Q3 Sales
    Buoyed by sales of its high-flying 64-bit Opteron processor, chip-maker AMD yesterday reported hefty third-quarter sales of $1.24 billion and net income of $44 million.
  • AMD Reports Higher 3Q Sales
    Advanced Micro Devices posted a 30 percent increase in sales and a third-quarter profit Thursday as demand for its microprocessors continued to grow despite competition from its much larger rival Intel.
  • The VARBusiness Interview: Sun President And COO Jonathan Schwartz
    This week in Carlsbad, Calif., VARBusiness caught up with Sun president and COO Jonathan Schwartz to discuss the company's views on the future of computing, which are radically different from those of its chief hardware rivals, IBM and HP, as well as its nemesis, Microsoft.
  • The seeds of frustration: Why Oracle, Dell and others continue to disappoint


    When Plans Fail, Vendors Come Up Short
    Of the half dozen or so companies that we identified as having the least satisfied partners, only one--Seagate--improved noticeably in the past year.
  • Avnet's Ignition conference provides setting for a rekindling of IBM partnership


    Avnet And IBM Tie the Knot For Mutual Growth
    Big Blue has been a hot spring of revenue for Avnet Technology Solutions' distribution arm, which was recently renamed Avnet Partner Solutions, during the past two years.
  • Lessons from a white-box veteran


    16 Systems-Reliability Secrets
    16 hard-earned tips about how to build systems that will keep your customers--and your accountant--happy.
  • Soaring To The Head Of The Class


    How Top ARC Scorers Pulled Off Their Wins
    Keeping Samsung company in the top echelons of this year's ARC survey are some familiar vendor names: Intel placed second overall, nipping at Samsung's heels with a total score of 83 to Samsung's 84; NEC/Mitsubishi scored third overall, followed by Xerox, which, in fourth place, broke into the top tier for the first time.
  • A sampling of the best and worst in the largest partner-satisfaction study of its kind


    Insights, Ironies And Intrigues of The ARC
    Join us as we go behind the numbers for an inside look at product innovation, support and partnership.
  • The Dance For Server Supremacy
    For the third year in a row, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM and Sun have competed in VARBusiness' Annual Report Card (ARC) survey, and yet the ranking in the entry-level servers category has continued to remain fluid.