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Electronics distributor Avnet reports a 73 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong sales from its electronic marketing division.

Tech Data will leverage its own support and third-party application relations to bring the solution to market.

McAfee loses a strong channel leader in David Roberts, who resigned this week, but officials say they are confident, mostly because of the team Roberts built and leaves behind.

Xandros is going after the SMB space, and Microsoft’s Small Business Server suite, with its own channel-friendly package. (Linux-Watch)

Ingram Micro, the world’s largest electronics distributor, reports a 45 percent rise in quarterly profit on solid revenue in every region and a move into consumer electronics and services.

The remote-access tool I’m OnCall allows tech support workers to take over a user’s PC through encrypted Web connections.

Intel’s new vPro platform of hardware and software alliances has the potential to open many doors to MSPs and offer SMBs capabilities previously out of reach.

News Analysis: Sun’s leaders say the change of CEO reflects the company’s success, while some customers have different reactions.

IBM updates its high-end Intel server line with a new name and a greater emphasis on virtualization.

On its first birthday, the PC company’s immediate challenge is getting its brand known.

As vendors and distributors race to the SMB, D&H; Distributing finds itself in an enviable position: already there.

Microsoft plans to rerelease the problematic MS06-015 update on April 25 to correct an issue that has caused system hangs, Windows crashes and the appearance of strange dialog boxes.

First, Linux ran on the Mactel, then XP, and now all three of the major desktop operating systems—OS X, XP and Linux—can run on an Intel-powered Mac… if you’re very, very careful. (Linux-Watch)

SecureMyCompany built its own MSP bundles on top of Kesaya and made it all on-demand using Jamcracker’s SaaS platform, allowing VARs and MSPs to piggyback on its own NOC and overall success.

The distributor is launching a physical security business unit, taking advantage of the IP-enabled solutions now driving demand for complex IT solutions in the field.

Autotask’s LiveReports allows solution providers to essentially itemize the services they have done for customers.

The database vendor patches multiple security flaws, including one that was at the center of a debate on disclosure at the Black Hat Federal briefings.

IT consulting is expected to grow 5.2 percent worldwide over the next five years, with America falling behind newer international markets by 2009, says an IDC study.

Some Microsoft mobile device users are experiencing fits and starts, a result of the kind of memory Microsoft chose to use.

As part of an effort to streamline operations, 3Com makes a pair of appointments to its sales and marketing leadership, including channel veteran Bob Dechant.

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