July 2008 Archives

Intel has become the latest global channel company to come out with a relatively optimistic economic forecast. Speaking in Europe, Intel Chairman Craig Barrett said the growth slow Read More
For five years, Philip O'Reilly ran the show as CEO at Solunet, an infrastructure solution provider. Now he's taking on a new job: senior vice president of nterprise sales at networking vendor Juniper Read More
In another blow to the direct-sales model, Gateway has decided to move all its sales through channel partners. The company, now a subsidiary of Acer, built its reputation on telephone and Read More
Distributor Ingram Micro is the latest channel compaany to report quarterly earnings Read More
A senior Microsoft executive, Kevin Johnson, has been tapped to take the help at Juniper Networks. He'll take over from Scott Kriens as CEO in September. Kriens will remain board chairman. One of Read More
Apple Computer has had a long, and at times stormy, history with the channel. The computer maker is now poised to become the third-largest PC seller in the U.S., behind Hewlett-ackard and Dell. Sales Read More
IBM's latest financial report pretty much blew away expectations and raised optimism within channel circles. Global services are IBM's largest revenue generator, increasing 16 percent to $15.2 billion Read More
The latest PC market-share numbers from Gartner show that channel loyalty is paying off as a strategy for Hewlett-Packard, but Dell is narrowing the gap. Dell lost the market-share lead in global PC s Read More
Infrastructure software company Symantec's attempt to take more business direct has ignited a firestorm of protest and indignation in the channel and may well stand up as a primer on how NOT to adjust Read More
The continued excitement over Apple's latest iPhone and the speedier Web access it promises (once the kinks get worked out) underscores an important point about the growing smartphone busine Read More
Intel Corp. gained market share in the global microprocessor business during Q1, according to new research from Read More
Will private greed once again trump the public good under the Bush Administration? It sure will if some  Republicans get their way over the FCC's proposal to auction a section of spectrum in retu Read More
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