• Whose Job Is It To Help The Small VAR?
    Small solution providers will become increasingly important to the channel's future. But how do we as an industry do more for the smaller players, the real fabric of the IT channel?
  • ShadowRAM: June 11, 2007
    This week in ShadowRAM: Hewlett-Packard's garage now a landmark, Alvaka Networks' Oli Thordarson races to the finish, Cisco band rocks for Katrina relief and Microsoft's Bob Muglia goes back to the future.
  • Partnering Takes Time
    Will Best Buy's and Dell's channel efforts succumb to attention deficit disorder? Let's hope not, but the odds don't seem to be in their favor.
  • VoIP War Rages On
    The fate of Avaya is now somewhat clear. The company that began as Ma Bell and lived as a part of Lucent Technologies before being cast off on its own will stay in the VoIP market to battle with Cisco and Nortel.
  • Is Best Buy For Real?
    With a partner program in the works and a determination to make it fly, Best Buy appears ready to shake things up in the IT channel. VARs, meanwhile, are waiting to see if the electronics retailer's partner aspirations are genuine.
  • Antec Cases Keep On Keeping Cool
    Antec's tower cases are designed to provide extra cooling for AMD's and Intel's most demanding file server systems, and the Antec Performance TX1050B SOHO super mid-tower case is no exception.
  • Waxing Nostalgic On CRN's 25th Birthday
    CRN turned 25 years old this month, which has me thinking about how much things have changed and how much things like the influence, resiliency and flexibility of the channel have endured.
  • Computex: Intel Talks 45-nm, Asustek Talks $199 Notebook
    Intel used the Computex Taipei exhibition on Tuesday to introduce new chipsets and discuss its push to make computing truly mobile. And to illustrate that push, Sean Maloney, Intel executive vice president, brought in two notables for help: Jonney Shih, chairman and CEO of Asustek, who unveiled what he called the world's first $199 notebook PC, and Marty Cooper, the former director of research and development for Motorola and the man credited with the invention of the cellular phone in 1973.