August 2008 Archives

Dell missed its latest earnings projections for the quarter ending Aug. 1, although sales actually grew 11 percent. The results rattled the tech sector, but there seems little for the channel to be co Read More
Distributor Avnet Technology Solutions (ATS) has named Gavin Miller vice president and general manager of its Technology Infrastructure Solutions Group, a segment of the business that combines enterpr Read More

Ingram Steps Up SMB Services

The small and midsize business (SMB) market is becoming even more important to VARs, in part because enterprise spending growth is beginning to slow. Distributor Ingram Micro is stepping up its s Read More
The lingering controversy about Microsoft's operating systems appears as if it will never die, in part because XP just won't go quietly. Are businesses really shunning Visa? Wil Vista go the way of th Read More
In a world where airlines charge for pillows and aisle seats, I suppose this is inevitable: Distributors are passing on more fees to their channel partners. Tech Data has become the latest, heralding Read More
Hewlett-Packard has decided to revamp its PartnerOne channel partner program in an effort to streamline access to its productrs and services. The company is dropping the "Gold" and Platinum" designati Read More
More small enterprise companies are looking to save money by consolidating their data centers, according to a new survey conducted by research firm Computer Read More
More small enterprise companies are looking to save money by consolidating their data centers, according to a new survey conducted by research firm Computer Read More
Distributor Tech Data is hosting its annual TechSelect University event next week, an annual partner education conference for SMB VARs. This year, the focus is on helping channel partners meet the Read More
Avnet Technology Solutions is teaming up with VDoc Software to provide IBM VARs and software vendors to provide a new collaborative software solution designed to enhance the flow of information among Read More

Subnotebook Battle Heats Up

The fight for market share in the mini-notebook market segment is heating up. At a company event in San Francisco, Read More
Radio frequency identification (RFID) has been mostly a peripheral technology to the channel. Now a worldwide survey from the Read More
Green computing has been catching on in the industry, but most of the initiatives have come from hardware and software vendors, not the channel. Now distributor Ingram Micro has introduced a service t Read More
How is Microsoft reacting to the new era of virtualization? Apparently, by developing a slimmed-down operating system that uncouples the software from the hardware on which it runs. A Read More