CRN Applications and OS News


  • No Slowdown In HDTV Sales, Says Sony
    Strong sales of high-definition TVs and other consumer electronics are projected to continue the second half of the year, according to an executive for Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Microsoft remains coy about future e-commerce deliverables


    Whither Commerce Server?
    Microsoft will continue to offer e-commerce functionality beyond the newly shipping Commerce Server 2007, but the company is still being coy about how it will be delivered to customers.
  • Linspire Five-O A Good Option
    System builders differentiate their offerings from those of tier-one vendors by providing customization and bundled services. While this strategy works well with high-end desktop PCs, the story is different at the low end of the market.
  • Good Riddance, Gates
    It's the dog days of summer, and what news there is ain't perky. AOL is going to chop a quarter of its workforce in the next six months, Citrix decides to cut its partners out of its license renewal program. Vista and Office 2007 are still on the (distant) horizon.
  • Briefs: August 7, 2006
    Tom Ducatelli, Tech Data's senior vice president of sales, resigned last week, effective immediately. Ducatelli "has decided to pursue new opportunities outside Tech Data," the distributor said in a statement.
  • IBM Offers Free RFID Training Tools
    IBM this week introduced free online resources which can help solution providers get an edge on the emerging market for radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
  • Rev Drive; Data Recovery Software; Flash Drive; IP Camera; Tape Autoloader; PC Blade


    TechWatch
  • IBM Furthers Convergence Strategy With MRO Buy
    IBM's Software Group was one of the bright spots on its recent annual earnings call. And if you look closely at what the company is trying to do to leverage its successes there, you'll find a strategy bent on connecting the dots between IBM's myriad software products and its vast consulting and services offerings.
  • Former CRN Publisher Cron Departing CA
    Ken Cron, who served as interim CEO of CA and was the original publisher of CRN, will step down as a board member of the Islandia, N.Y., software vendor this year.
  • IT Spending To Reach $12.2 Billion For Health-Care Vertical
    With more attention placed on electronic health-care systems and a nationwide health network, Reston, Va.-based research firm Input predicts tech spending in the health-care sector to increase 10 percent in the next five years to $12.2 billion.
  • Developers Flock To Google's SourceForge Rival
    Google is winning good reviews from early adopters of its new open-source development hub, Google Code Project Hosting. Less than a week after its launch, several thousand projects are hosted on the site, and users praise its simplicity.

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