October 2008 Archives

The channel has a lot riding on the results this Tuesday -- the results from the Federal Communications Commssion meeting, that is. No matter who wins the presidential election, it's pretty  Read More
Distributor Ingram Micro recently handed out a few kudos at its Venture Tech Network conference that are worth noting, including inducting Juniper Networks'  executive Frank Vitagliano into its V Read More
A VAR has won a lwsuit against Cisco Systems and been awarded $6 million in damages in a case that has attarcted wide channel interest because of its ramifications on existing agreements between resel Read More
Electronics distributor Avnet, whose Technology Solurtons division is a strong force in the channel, has become the latest technology company to report disappointing earnings and take a more cautious Read More

Sparxent Names A CFO

Back in August, a new IT services company called Sparxent was formed, with officials promising future growth  through channel acquisitions in the U.S. and overseas. Sparxent has now bro Read More
The tech sector certainly is suffering the effects of the overall economic slowdown, but the impact is nowhere near the severity caused by the dot-com meltdown of 2000 and 2001. At least, Read More
Sales of mini-notebooks, the popular, scaled-down inexpensive version of the traditional laptop, helped Acer gain market share in Europe against channel rivals Hewlett-Packard and Dell, accord Read More
Despite the objections of large service providers, a plan for a free, advertiser-supported national broadband network is gaining steam. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin backed the proposal, which would Read More
Tech Data has opened a $1 million solutions center featuring Cisco products in an effort to help channel partners sell networking and unified communications solutions. There are several solutions stat Read More
The long-awaited WiMAX wireless technology may finally establish a toehold in the channel. Channel vendor Acer America is released its first WiMAX-enabled 4G notebooks in the U.S. market, the Asp Read More
Is Hewlett-Packard gearing up for a smartphone battle? Reports, including one from InternetNe Read More
Sometimes it's beneficial to have a Governor with Hollywood buzz. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced yesterday that Califor Read More
Helped by its strong reputation with channel partners, Hewlett-Packard Co. has retained its global lead in PC market share, according to a new report by research firm i Read More
Tough economic times pose special challenges, but they also pose opportunities for channel companies looking to enhance their competitive position in the IT industry. Chinese manufacturer, Lenovo, for Read More