CRN Applications and OS News


  • BLOG: Google Pack Nicely Integrates Key Online Apps
    Much of the attention Google received at last week's Consumer Electronics Show came from its new online video store, which will go head-to-head with Apple's iTunes service, among others. But the company's release of the Google Pack may have a more chilling impact on the company's role as a developer and distributor of software.
  • New, bigger search appliances target companies with more documents


    Google Now Has Gaggle Of Minis
    Search king Google on Thursday unveiled two new Mini search appliances.
  • Federal Outsourcing Expected to Grow 8 percent
    Driven by the Office of Management and Budget's Lines of Business (LOB) initiatives, federal outsourcing spending is expected to increase more than $5 billion in the next four years, according to Reston, Va.-based research firm Input.
  • Software provider proactively manages end-user systems


    CA Snaps Up Management-Software Vendor Control-F1
    CA has made its second acquisition in as many weeks, this time snapping up closely held Control-F1, a supplier of remote PC support software, for an undisclosed sum.
  • Apple Fixes Eight QuickTime Bugs
    Apple updated its QuickTime media player to fix eight critical security vulnerabilities that leave the player and the company's popular iTunes software open to attack.
  • Mainsoft Gets Cozy With IBM
    Mainsoft has formed a partnership with IBM to help .Net ISVs and customers move to Linux and IBM WebSphere.
  • SAP Forms Americas Unit
    SAP has combined its North American and the Latin America subsidiaries to boost growth. The reorganization elevates Bill McDermott, who has been CEO of SAP North America, to lead the new SAP Americas unit.
  • Sun pushes aggressive Oracle-server bundle, Oracle lauds Solaris, Java


    Sun To Bundle Servers With 'Free' Oracle Database
    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Sun Microsystems' CEO Scott McNealy reaffirmed their mutual admiration at a yukfest Tuesday. They said their respective companies will "collaborate, interoperate" for another decade.
  • Is the channel ready for electronic software delivery?


    From Disk To Digital
    SmoothWall, a Leeds, England-based security software maker, started out as an open-source GPL project nearly seven years ago, so it's no surprise that the company is using an electronic software delivery (ESD) system to get its products to channel partners.
  • Adobe Previews Lightroom
    Adobe on Monday launched the public beta of Lightroom, a workflow companion to its popular flagship Photoshop editing program that targets professional photographers.
  • EMC ISVs To Be Added To Channel Program
    Following in the footsteps of IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems and others, EMC this week will announce plans to unify its worldwide ISV partner programs.
  • Bundels 'ABM' goods from Adobe, Symantec, Google, Lavasoft


    Google Pack Lays Foundation For Windows-Free PC
    The introduced by Google Guy Larry Page last Friday night in Vegas, includes the Firefox browser, Norton AntiVirus, Adobe Reader 7, Lavasoft's AdAware, as well as Google's own Picasa image editor, Desktop Search, and Google Earth.

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