CRN Channel News

  • IBM Posts Strong Q2 Results
    IBM posted strong second-quarter results this week, beating analysts' expectations for revenue and profit.
  • Juniper Rolls Out Routers
    Juniper Networks recently acknowledged the second anniversary of its T640 routing platform, the industry's first core routing platform deployed that delivers high-availability, reliability and intelligent services at multiterabit scale.
  • Microsoft's MSN Buys E-Mail Search Firm
    Microsoft MSN online division has bought e-mail search firm Lookout, as part of efforts to improve its own search technology and compete with Google and Yahoo.
  • Beats earnings estimates despite big software deal deferrals

    IBM Reaffirms Full Year Estimates
    Despite deferrals in some big software deals at the end of the quarter, IBM posted better than expected second quarter earnings and reaffirmed its full year earnings and sales estimates.
  • Sun Discloses 'Mini-Tender' Offer
    Sun Microsystems has received a copy of a mini-tender offer made to stockholders for up to 25 million shares, or less than 1 percent of outstanding common stock.
  • Federal-Sized Frustrations
    A staffing shortage reminiscent of the dot-com days has sent solution providers scrambling to find alternatives to passing up opportunities.
  • AMD Continues Rebound With Strong Q2
    Boosted by strong demand for flash memory and its 32/64-bit hybrid processors, AMD yesterday reported second-quarter sales of $1.26 billion and net income of $32 million.
  • Revenue beats expectations; AMD64, flash get credit

    AMD Meets Wall Street Expectations
    Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices barely eclipsed Wall Street expectations for reported revenue in the second quarter, and met expectations for its profit, with the company reporting sales of its 64-bit processors remaining brisk.
  • Former HP channel chief promises to be channel evangelist

    Gilroy Bids Team Adieu In E-mail
    Former Hewlett-Packard channel chief Kevin Gilroy said in an e-mail letter to his staff that HP's Solution Partner Organization will be in good hands as it transitions to new leadership.
  • CRN Interview: Jeff Raikes, Microsoft
    Jeff Raikes, group vice president, Informaion Worker Business at Microsoft, sheds some light on the software giant's Information Worker strategy and its reliance on partners.
  • IBM Boosts Analytics Portfolio With Acquisition
    Continuing to buy up companies whose technology or expertise it covets, IBM this week announced plans to buy business-intelligence (BI) middleware vendor Alphablox in a deal aimed at spicing up Big Blue's BI capabilities.
  • Cisco To Eliminate eAgent
    Cisco has quietly informed its partners that it will be discontinuing its eAgent procurement program as of July 31.
  • Macworld Boston: Show Goes On Sans Core Player
    A somewhat anemic Macworld is drawing less than 10,000 attendees in Boston this week, as the event attempts to put on a happy face in the absence of some main attractions--like Apple Computer and its leader, Steve Jobs.
  • Intel's Profit Surge Leaves Wall St. Cold
    Intel yesterday disclosed strong profits from the second quarter of 2004, still disappointing financial analysts on Wall Street who expected slightly better numbers. But the news raised less concern among VARs, who foresee continued strong sales based on Intel's recent raft of product introductions and the expectation that customers are poised for a massive replacement cycle of aging systems.