June 2008 Archives

Acquisitions in the channel space continue at a fast pace. The latest involves Avocent, a global provider of IT infrastructure management solutions for enterprise data centers and a strong channel pla Read More

Avnet On Acquisition Binge

In another sign that consolidation is escalating in the channel, distributor Avnet has acquired Source Electronics Corp., a provider of outsourced custom programming services for integrated circuits.& Read More
The world may be facing uncertain economic times, but people still are buying computers. That's the conclusion to draw from research firm iSup Read More
Long-time industry veteran John Venator is retiring as CEO of industry trade group CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association. According to a Read More
A majority of Democrats in the House of Representatives has caved in to White House pressure and passed legislation granting amnesty to large service providers who monitored your computer and& Read More
IPTV service is finally catching on in the U.S.market, according to new research from iSuppli Corp. The company found that U.S. service providers Verizon and AT&T reached 1.2 million subscribers b Read More
Toshiba America Information Systems (TAIS) has named Mark Simons as the company's new president and CEO. Simons is a 15-year veteran at TAIS, where he helped establish the company's thriving laptop co Read More
Sales to emerging markets and the continued demand for mobile technology are boosting PC sales, according to latest market research firm Gartner. The research shows that global PC sales will rise Read More
Now that Apple's new iPhone has dominated the high-tech industry landscape this week, the real question is: what comes next? Will the sleek, slick "zippy" (as Steve Jobs termed it) device make it i Read More
FCC Chairman's Kevin Martin's free Internet access proposal won't be discussed at least until Julygiving the wireless carriers who oppose the plan more time to derail it. It seems likely the carriers Read More
The top channel distribution companies remain fairly optimistic about the financial future. Ingram Micro has just reaffirmed its guidance for Q2, anticipating earnings of between 34 and 37 cents Read More
It looks as if those mini-sized notebooks that are getting more popular may end up giving Microsoft's XP operating system a new life. The stripped down, barebones, small-footprint devices can't really Read More
Talk about value-added service! A new plan to offer free Wi-Fi to Starbucks customers has proven so popular that the coffee-makers' Web site has been overwhelmed. Read More
With a variety of new mobile devices on the horizon (including a new iPhone from Apple expected next week), mobile security is becoming more important and emerging as a profit-making opportunity Read More