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  • Bell Micro To Restate Earnings
    Bell Microproducts will restate its financial statements for all four fiscal quarters of 2005, the first two fiscal quarters of 2006 and the annual periods ending Dec. 31, 2004, and Dec. 31, 2005, because of accounting errors.
  • Sun VARs: Acquiring Access Right For Avnet
    Sun Microsystems' channel partners, along with the vendor itself, said they expect Avnet's pending acquisition of Access Distribution to benefit Sun's channel as it brings the vendor's largest distributor into the hands of an organization focused on the high-tech channel.
  • Avnet, Access CEOs: Nothing Will Change
    Access Distribution solution providers should see no change in their relationship with the distributor once its sale to Avnet closes, executives at both companies said Monday.
  • Ingram Kicks Off GovEd Alliance With Promise of New Services
    Building on what promises to be a strong year, this morning Ingram Micro announced additional services for members of its GovEd Alliance program at its Fall Invitational that will ease contracting woes and drive additional margin for sales into government and education.
  • Survival Of A Solution Provider
    For Simon Samia, it is about more than simply the survival of the solution provider business he co-founded a decade ago in Beirut, Ebanon. It is the survival of his family, his c-workers at BMB Group, his way of life. As the bombs exploded over his homeland this past July, no one knew what the future would hold. Reporter Scott Campbell gives us a first-hand look into these turbulent times.
  • Briefs: November 6, 2006
    Microsoft and Novell have announced a historic pact that seeks to bridge the technical, legal and financial divide that separates the Windows and SUSE Linux worlds.
  • Westcon To Give VARs The Lowdown On Government Grants
    Westcon Group's three divisions this month plan to hold e-learning seminars on the federal government's E-rate program, which provides grants to fund telephone, Internet and IT infrastructure projects for schools and libraries.
  • Ingram Micro Goes Mobile For VARs
    Solution providers looking to get into the mobility business have another resource at their disposal with Ingram Micro's new Mobility Division.
  • Oracle Puts The Whammy On Red Hat
    In one fell swoop, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison last week both blessed Red Hat and blew it out of the water as he unveiled Oracle's own Linux support offering.
  • The Countdown Begins
    I devour weekly news magazines literally by the dozen, ogle the photography in glossy monthlies, skim about 20 blogs and news Web sites twice a day, and pick up daily newspapers when I'm scuttling through the train station or airport. And that doesn't even count the onslaught I'm about to get next month when I receive my new company-sanctioned BlackBerry.

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