CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.
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$1000 laptops: loss makers or margin squeeze easers?
The increase in notebook sales during Q2 2005 is dissipating, with preliminary Q3 fi gures out from IDC showing that 304,000 notebooks were shipped in Q3, down from 330,000 in Q2.
Arrr ye scurvy scum!
Hard-working software resellers trying to make an honest buck are now facing a battle with software pirates that seems to be getting more heated every day.
Broadband: The second wave
Australia’s bandwidth trickle is finally becoming a torrent and the channel is well placed to ride the wave.
Celine Dion is not your friend
In the pantheon of egg-on-face incidents embarrassing to major technology corporations, Sony/BMG’s copy-protection fiasco has to rate as muchos huevos rancheros.
Cellnet’s turnaround man
The legal profession is a long way from IT distribution, and Adam Davenport has been involved in both, these days preferring to be at the ‘coal face’ of business as the managing director of ASXlisted national IT distributor Cellnet.
From the Trenches: Striking a balance
Following a pretty rough 2005, HP Australia is now charged with the job of restructuring its channel rules of engagement and repairing relations with a handful of disgruntled resellers.
It’s all about infrastructure
Here at Rabid Reseller we were mighty upset to hear that Telstra won’t let other ISPs access its planned new fibre optic network.
One minute with...Audrey Lyon
CRN has a chat with Audrey Lyon, business development manager at Aquion.
Repairing the HP channel
After several years trying to improve its direct business, HP is now facing the task of repairing relations with its channel partners, David Binning reports.
ShadowRAM: Vegas baby yeah!
Our friends at Acer Computer want to send some lucky punters to the city of shotgun weddings, gambling, topless showgirls, bright neon lights and bad Elvis impersonators.