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The Channel Insider Special Report: White Box PCs
SCO expands its focus beyond litigation to product sales, with agreements that will supply preconfigured, customized white boxes to resellers.
Sources say the company has had trouble signing up VARs because of a lack of trust, while Dell says customers simply prefer to buy its own brand.
Just one touch to connect field teams and assets to a company's back office systems.
RFID is hot, but most VARs can't handle the complex integration puzzle of an RFID installation. CompTIA and its partners are trying to alleviate that problem, with training and certification tests VARS can show customers as proof of their RFID competence.
OEMs waste no time putting AMD's upgraded 64-bit Opteron processors and Intel's enhanced Xeon DP chips in their systems.
Review: Gigabytes in the palm of your hand. Take your data anywhere. What's not to like? We put two USB 2.0 hard-drives into The Slap-Down Cage, where two drives enter, one drive leaves.
Analysis: Building your own PC has never been easier or offered as many choices as it does today. Here, we read the tea leaves to see how emerging technologies in 2005 will shape PCs for those of us who build our own.
Opinion: Does slowing economic growth presage a tightening of IT budgets? Channel executives say they haven't seen a decline, but they remain wary.

The Russian security company plans to become the first anti-virus vendor in the North American market to sell only through VARs.

As Lenovo closes its purchase of IBM's PC business, IBM's acclaimed channel programs are being transferred. Coupled with the potential for carrying a low-priced product line, the deal could bode well for the channel.

Despite initial trepidation, many VARs and distributors say they feel good about IBM's planned sale of the Personal Computing Division to Chinese manufacturer Lenovo.

By signing a global distribution contract with Ingram Micro, AMD gains an opportunity to fight for market share against Intel throughout the globe.

Tools and services are available that can help administrators maintain Linux's software management strengths without completely sacrificing flexibility. But each distribution contains or is compatible with different tools. stray from your Linux distribution without getting lost.
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Wayne Rash
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Opinion: Things may be looking up for Apple and its customers at Macworld, but life isn't getting any sweeter for disenchanted Apple resellers.
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