CRN Applications and OS News


  • Exclusivity Blinders
    ERP software maker Infor's decision to kick VARs selling competitive product sets out of its partner ranks is a short-sighted, small-minded move that puts its own interests above those of its customers.
  • Partners have until Dec. 1 to prove their loyalty or leave the Infor fold


    Infor Enforces Exclusivity
    Infor, a $2 billion enterprise software player, is telling partners to get rid of competitive products or get gone.
  • Macromedia Breeze gets rechristened as Acrobat Connect


    Adobe Updates, Rebrands Collaboration Software
    Adobe Systems will rebrand the updated version of Macromedia Breeze under its Acrobat moniker and will ship it—along with a new Acrobat—in November.
  • Product Review: AppWorx Enables Smoother Processing Of Business Apps
    Most of the processing of business applications running today are executed in an asynchronous non-realtime batch mode. To oversee those jobs, companies employ operators and depend on job schedulers and scripts to execute complex systems. However, scripting large jobs is very expensive as it requires scripting experts, developers and operators to determine the execution paths.
  • Solution provider uses its skills to educate a customer about the ins and outs of a Linux environment


    Oracle Expertise Deals Deal
    When Bright Horizons Family Solutions wanted to beef up its intranet, it turned to Whitbread Technology Partners for its expertise in Oracle middleware implementations.
  • Sage Acquires Corum's Mobile CRM Arm
    Sage Software on Friday said it acquired the mobile division of Corum Corp., a Concord, Ontario-based business partner that specializes in CRM.
  • These solutions can help developers mitigate the vulnerabilities posed by Ajax-based Web applications


    Review: Ajax's Hidden Security Threat and How To Fix It
    The CRN Test Center looks at four solutions -- Cenzic's Hailstorm, the SPI Dynamics suite, Finjan's Vital Security Appliance and Apache's XAP -- that can help developers mitigate the vulnerabilities posed by Ajax-based Web applications.
  • Analysts' Take On Zune: Give It Some Time
    One thing's for sure: Microsoft is looking for new growth engines in consumer electronics, and the Zune portable media player is big part of that push. Still, catching up to Apple will not be easy.
  • Segways Recalled, Where's GPL 3?
    Twenty three thousand Segway scooters have been recalled. Apparently the damn things can bring world peace, save energy but they can't quite go in the right direction. There were six reports of problems with the so-called Personal Transporters unexpectedly reversing direction. The problem? A software glitch. So much for Mr. Smarty Pants Dean Kamen.
  • The World Wide Web: Past, Present And Future
    In just 15 years, the World Wide Web has gone through many iterations: document-sharing tool for researchers, key source of news and information, shopping mecca, multimedia playground, and an incredibly popular means of socializing and self-expression. How did the Web get so far so fast?
  • Browser Wars: The Saga Continues
    Ever since Netscape took on Mosaic in 1994, companies have been duking it out for domination in the browser marketplace. We relive the biggest and best of the great browser battles.