CRN Applications and OS News

  • Long Arm Of Linux
    With Microsoft pushing the release of Vista back yet again, there just might be an opportunity for a new sheriff to come to town.
  • Briefs: April 3, 2006
    Lenovo Worldwide Channel Chief Mark Enzweiler is preparing to step down in the wake of a restructuring at the PC behemoth, sources said.
  • Novell SUSE 10's Xen: Walk Before You Run
    The commercial availability of the Xen virtualization engine in Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES) offers a more economical open-source alternative to VMware. But there are some limitations partners and customers should keep in mind before deployment.
  • Microsoft has spent billions to build its Business Application business but the question still remains: will high-volume sales work in this space?

    Microsoft's Value/Volume Dilemma
    Microsoft exec Doug Burgum has juggled the value/volume strategies for years, reassuring ERP value-add partners that they were going to do just fine with a company known for high-volume sales. But with Burgum set to be chairman of MBS and stepping back from his daily role, some partners worry that his longtime advocacy will be for naught.
  • "Migrate to the Penguin" program to encourage Linux adoption

    IBM Expands Move2Lotus Program To Partners
    Hoping it gives its partners more ammunition it the collaboration battle with Microsoft, IBM has announced an expansion of its Move2Lotus program designed to encourage users to move off Windows-based Exchange and over to Linux-based Notes.
  • JBoss Opens Up Messaging, Web Servers
    JBoss adds messaging projects for service-oriented architecture in an effort to boost the company's JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite into the enterprise market.
  • NSA Awards Harris $41.6 Milion For Secure WLAN
    Harris Corp. has been awarded a five-year, $41.6 million Indefinite Delivery Quantity contract by the National Security Agency (NSA) to supply its SecNet 54 secure wireless local-area network (SWLAN) product to the federal government and other approved customers.
  • Querying XML With Stylus Studio 2006
    DataDirect Technologies just announced its release of Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2. This XML tool is powerful and unlike its competitors, follows most XML development standards.
  • Company will weigh any price model changes carefully, Microsoft Business Division president says.

    Raikes On Pricing Models, Office 2007 Timing
    Microsoft Business Division president Jeff Raikes says price model changes will be weighed carefully, denies Office 'delay.'
  • Titan to lead attack against

    Bill Gates To Talk 'Titan' Hostable CRM
    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates expected to talk Titan, hostable-CRM plans, during his Convergence '06 keynote Monday.
  • Claim conflict with Novell Consulting, say it's playing favorites

    Some Partners Question Novell's Channel Loyalty
    Some Novell Platinum partners say they are upset about conflict with Novell Consulting and favoritism they believe is being shown to a handful of partners.