• Review: AMD's Latest Tri-Core Phenom
    AMD is hoping its latest processor can hit a sweet spot in the market at those needing more than dual-core performance but with a less-than-quad-core budget. The Test Center reviews the latest tri-core Phenom from AMD to see how it holds up.
  • The End Of Windows XP Looms
    So the day is coming. The April 29 release of XP SP3 marks the beginning of the end of Microsoft's Windows XP.
  • Where The Top VAR Stars Come Out
    The daytime event, to be held at the Marriott Marquis in New York, will include executive briefings, roundtables and networking sessions.
  • Custom Systems Best Sellers: Video Cards
    PNY Electronics, Parsippany, N.J., experienced the largest overall dollar volume share in the category, racking up the second-highest growth during the period. (Inverness, Ill.-based Visiontek, which had the highest growth in dollar volume share in NPD's Distributor Track study, didn't respond to repeated requests for comment.) Nick Mauro, senior marketing manager at PNY, attributes the positive results to the vendor's close relationship with Nvidia. The vendor doesn't market its own products, but instead enlists the aid of partners such as PNY to handle the task.
  • Custom Systems Best Sellers: Desktop/Server Memory
    The fast adoption of server virtualization and new chip technologies are leading to a shift in the amount and types of server and desktop memory that system builders will be purchasing through the rest of 2008.
  • Custom Systems Best Sellers: x86 Chips
    What a difference a year makes. When 2006 was winding down, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. was riding high. The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based chip maker had shipped dual core Opteron and Athlon processors ahead of its giant rival down the road in Santa Clara, and was cutting into Intel Corp.'s market share in the x86 market.
  • Custom Systems Best Sellers: Motherboards
    Motherboard manufacturers have spent much of the past year in transition, encountering a landscape that included a product mix increasingly tilting toward quad-core systems on the server as well as desktop side.
  • Best Sellers In The Custom Systems Market
    When it comes to building custom systems, staying on the forefront of technology is crucial. The very nature of these VARs' jobs is complex: There is no such thing as a standard solution. Different customers require different solutions.
  • Choosing Chips
    A look at the various processors - AMD, VIA, TI, Intel. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each. Aim is to provide a clear look at what each has going for it, and to provide some perspective as to where the market is heading.
  • How To Navigate The New MSP Landscape
    Smaller MSPs say they have no choice but to adjust to because the days of making good margins on simple monitoring and patch-management services are over.
  • ShadowRAM: April 28, 2008
    Lester Keizer, CEO of solution provider Connecting Point Technology Center of Las Vegas, just returned from a vacation in New Zealand, where his son Andrew is studying for a year.