Channel News

CDW-G Survey: Unified Communications Gains Momentum

A new CDW-G survey finds unified communications implementations are on the rise, and as many as 33 percent of respondents are planning for a new implementation – good news for the likes of Cisco, Avaya and other unified communications vendors.

NetApp Teams with Texas Memory Systems on Flash

Network Appliance has partnered with Texas Memory Systems to certify interoperability between its V-series open storage controller and TMS’ RamSan-500 solid-state disk. The move is designed to allow solution providers to boost customers’ storage performance and simplify data management.

Novell Moves to Improve Partner Profitability

Novell is moving to a single price list, simplifying a system that solution providers said was too complicated. Novell will also add deal registration and other enhancements that partners and other solution providers asked for in a recent survey conducted by Novell.

Recession Likely to Spur More Counterfeit Technology

As end users push back on the price of IT hardware and software, solution providers may be tempted to troll for lower-priced name-brand goods and find themselves in the ‘grey market.’ If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Troubled Lenovo Reports Loss, Appoints New CEO

Troubled PC maker Lenovo tells investors it plans to focus more on the consumer and SMB markets as it announces a net loss of $97 million (£68 million) for its most recent quarter. CEO William Amelio will leave Lenovo, which has lost market share to rivals HP and Acer amid falling PC shipments.

CES 2009: What to Watch

It might be called the Consumer Electronics Show, but there’s a lot of business-to-business activity and technology that will find its way from Las Vegas into the workplace. Here are the most exciting technologies coming out of the show.