Archive of April 2002

Lexmark Moves Into SMB Space

CRN Lexington, Ky. – 2:44 PM EST Fri., Apr. 19, 2002 As part of a companywide push to increase market share in the SMB space, Lexmark is tapping its expertise in the enterprise to drive sales through solution providers. The printing vendor is increasing its marketing, training, technical support and other partnership programs for solution […]

HP Nixes Direct-Sales Plan

CRN Palo Alto, Calif. – 3:12 PM EST Fri., Apr. 19, 2002 On the eve of a seemingly insurmountable proxy vote victory, Hewlett-Packard last week came perilously close to derailing the cornerstone of its post-merger channel strategy. Late Wednesday, HP said that a preliminary tally of the March 19 proxy vote showed that shareholders approved […]

VARs Cash In On SOHO Market

CRN Harrisburg, Pa. – 3:08 PM EST Fri., Apr. 19, 2002 More manufacturers of consumer electronics are turning to the reseller channel to reach the SMB/SOHO space,and they’re bringing high margins with them. In many cases, the vendors’ new products are too complex to be installed by retailers, said Michael Timar, national products manager for […]

GoldMine Update On Tap

From CRN: FrontRange to offer e-mail integration, better synchronization FrontRange Solutions said it is updating its popular GoldMine application by adding Microsoft Exchange and Outlook integration and improving synchronization. The update, GoldMine Sales & Marketing 2002, is due to debut this week and should make it easier for SMBs to foster collaboration between sales and […]

NetLedger Takes Wraps Off New Channel Program

From CRN: CRN San Mateo, Calif. – 4:35 PM EST Thurs., Apr. 18, 2002 NetLedger, an online provider of Oracle’s Small Business Suite, this week plans to launch a new channel program. Through the effort, the service provider hopes to sign up to 100 SMB-focused solution providers by the end of the year, said NetLedger […]

Infusion Development Corp. Announces Release of the Infusion Antenna for BlackBerry(tm)

NEW YORK – April 29, 2002 — Infusion Development Corp., a software development, technology training and consulting company specializing in the financial services industry, today announced the release of the Infusion Antenna for BlackBerry(tm), which enables BlackBerry‰ users to send, receive and view email and attachments from their laptops via their BlackBerry‰ handhelds. Infusion Development […]

Virus – I was hit

Well to my shame I was hit (not my personal PC that I use so much – but the PC of my colleague was badly hit, our server and some other PCs) with the dreaded Klez virus! Why? Well the virus came out like 17 April, and I only updated my virus definitions once per […]

Digital River Launches Mobile Commerce Speciality Store for OfficeMax

MINNEAPOLIS, April 25, 2002 – Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ: DRIV), a leading global e-commerce outsource provider, today announced it has built and launched a mobile commerce (m-commerce) specialty store for OfficeMax, a leading retail provider of office products, business machines and related items. This m-commerce boutique, which resides in the existing OfficeMax e-commerce store (, […]