• Proposed Spam Blockers Are Still A Long Way Off

    One of the main tactics used by spam filters is to try to identify the source of spam, and then block e-mail coming from the source. But spammers have gotten wise to that trick, and use fairly simple techniques, known as "spoofing," to hide the sources of their messages.

  • IT Distributors See Stabilization, Confident Major Retooling Complete

    Few companies have made the changes necessary to survive the IT downturn quite like the nation's leading IT distributors. They've shuttered facilities, laid off scores of workers and discontinued unprofitable activities. Along the way, they also figured out how to run their businesses better and maximize the opportunities at hand. They've even managed to reduce debt and increased cash, notes Rick Hamada, president of Avnet's Technology Solutions group.

  • SCO Suit: You May Be Next

    SCO Group, the software company that claims Linux is infused with a million lines of its Unix source code, is taking its fight directly to Linux users.

  • Acer Launches New Channel Business Model

    Acer Monday launched its new 100 percent channel-focused business model along with what the $13 billion Taiwanese giant is billing as the next generation of IT services, software and digital home entertainment products.

  • Congress Moves Closer To Anti-Spam Legislation

    Congress moved significantly closer to the first-ever federal protections against unwanted commercial e-mails with the House passing a bill Saturday that would impose new limits on sending irritating offers on the Internet. Final approval by lawmakers could come before Thanksgiving.

  • Storage Vendors Pleased With Comdex

    Comdex Las Vegas 2003 may have been short in numbers of exhibitors and attendees, but it did bring out a large contingent of storage vendors, both on-site and off-site, showing a variety of products mainly for the small- and midsize-business space.

  • AT&T Claims eBay And PayPal Infringe On Its Patents

    AT&T Corp. reached out and smacked eBay Inc. with a patent infringement lawsuit, claiming the online auction company has been using a payment system that the telecommunications giant developed more than a decade ago.

  • Q1 Labs Mines New CEO's History With Channel

    With a fistful of new venture capital funding in hand, network security software vendor Q1 Labs is, of course, investing in its management team and internal operations. But with a new CEO at its helm, the company is also cultivating its channel.

  • SAP, Sybase Target SMBs

    SAP AG and Sybase unveiled last week a sweeping new relationship that will give SAP's small-business customers more options in their choice of databases, platforms and mobile technologies.

  • Recent SEC Filing Offers Glimpse Into Synnex's Strengths

    As Synnex prepares to launch its IPO as early as next month, the company said it plans to grow its backroom operations in China. This offshore strategy is seen as a prime weapon in its fight to carve out a niche against broadline distribution rivals Tech Data and Ingram Micro.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Stephen Halland, Acer

    Acer America recently brought in Stephen Halland as vice president of ITS desktop and server business unit. Halland, who spent the past 17 years with ComputerLand and Ingram Micro, talked recently with CRN Senior Editor Joseph F. Kovar about Acer's plans to use THE indirect-sales channel to improve its POSITION IN THE U.S. market.