CRN Applications and OS News


  • Inks an agreement with Red Hat to become certified distributor


    Bell Micro In Linux Land
    Based on VAR demand, Bell Microproducts has signed a deal to become a certified distributor of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
  • Vendors are turning to ISV partners in order to transform products into customized solutions


    ISVs Help To Bridge The Platform Gap
    For ISVs, finding the right platform on which to develop their products is essential for success in the wide-open world of application development. While Microsoft remains the leader, competitors are working to gain ground.
  • Vendor will certify the OS, no immediate plans to preload onto its hardware


    HP Actively Assessing SLED 10 Prelaunch
    Hewlett-Packard has no plans to preload versions of the upcoming Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 on PCs but will certify the operating system.
  • VARs Say PerformancePoint Will Add Muscle To BI Lineup
    Microsoft is preparing to dive deeper into the business-intelligence (BI) market next year with the planned release of its new Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. Partners say integration with the rest of the Office stack will be Microsoft's biggest strength in that space.
  • FireStar Files Suit Against Red Hat
    FireStar Software's patent infringement suit against Red Hat is expected to take center stage on the legal front as SCO's copyright claims against IBM fade, according to one attorney.
  • Vendor's acquistion positions it as major competitor to Salesforce.com


    RightNow -- Right On Target
    RightNow Technology's $9 million buyout of Salesnet last May will bolster its effort to take on Salesforce.com, solution providers said.
  • Review: AMX's New Visual Architect Tool Eases Programming Pain
    AMX has made it easier for integrators to program home integration design tools with its release of Visual Architect, which will undoubtedly set new standards in this space. Visual Architect arrives with drag-and-drop capabilities, intuitive workflow functions, auto-connectivity for a wide variety of devices, and one of the simplest programming interfaces CRN Test Center engineers have seen in this type of tool.
  • Don't Sweat The Retail Threat
    Best Buy. Office Depot. CompUSA. These are the true competitors of the small-business-focused solution provider, right?
  • Snapshot of an outstanding technology implementation


    If the Shoe Fits...
    Snapshot of an outstanding technology implementation
  • Orlando Ayala moves over to new emerging segments group; Reller, McCollum, O'Brien move up.


    Microsoft Reorgs Business Division, SMS&P Unit
    Ayala takes new role targeting emerging segments; partner chief Watson promoted; CRM development moves into Office group.
  • These integrated powerhouses from Acer, HP, Sony and Toshiba stand up to comparably configured desktops


    Review: New Media Center Notebooks Up The Ante
    The latest Media Center notebooks can more than hold their own against comparably configured desktops, while possessing sleeker designs and the promise of portability. The CRN Test Center reviewed notebooks from Acer, HP, Sony and Toshiba that are optimized for both digital media and business applications.

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