• Microsoft To Ship Speech Server In Spring

    Lest next week's IBM-sponsored EclipseCon show in Anaheim, Calif., steal Microsoft's thunder, the Redmond, Wash.-based vendor Friday shed light on some news that can be expected at a trio of developer conferences to be held in San Francisco beginning March 24.

  • Planning Secures Capacity Issues

    Nobody ever said network management was easy. Performance, monitoring and security are all big-picture issues that keep your customers up at night. With such time-consuming demands on their time, network managers rarely have a chance to sit back and prepare their networks for worst-case scenarios of bandwidth demand.

  • CA Renews Tools Message

    Computer Associates International this week will unwrap a major update to its AllFusion tools suite and offer a 35 percent discount to channel partners who buy certain components together. The moves are part of CA's efforts to boost momentum for its application life-cycle tools strategy.

  • Xerox Emphasizes Importance Of Channel

    Xerox launched a major reorganization of its channel program, boosting financial incentives to resellers and lowering the threshold of product sales they need to provide to qualify for after-sales financing.

  • IBM Adds Funds, Expands Program

    IBM will increase its 2004 channel rebate and marketing funds by up to 12 percent and will expand that funding for the first time to include solution providers selling into the public sector, an IBM executive said.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Avnet's Roy Vallee

    Roy Vallee, chairman and CEO of Avnet, the Tempe, Ariz.-based $9 billion distributor, in Jaunuary was named chairman of the Global Technology Distribution Council for 2004-2005. Vallee recently spoke with CRN Distribution Editor Scott Campbell to discuss the 12-member organization's goals for 2004 and what to expect in distribution this year.