CRN Applications and OS News


  • What's the future for Commerce Server and SQL Server?


    Mulling Microsoft Mysteries
    What's in the cards for Commerce Server and SQL Server? Read on.
  • IBM Launches Workplace, Notes For SAP
    IBM on Thursday unveiled Workplace collaboration software and Lotus Notes for SAP business applications. Both IBM products are part of the company's initiative to connect its technologies to SAP customer environments without the need for an upgrade.
  • Ballmer Talks Linux, Security, SaaS
    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on Wednesday pegged three key areas of focus for Microsoft this year: competing with Linux in the high-end server market, software as a service and Internet advertising.
  • CA CTO To Exit Company
    Mark Barrenechea, executive vice president and CTO at CA, plans to leave the software company next month to take a new job.
  • Worm Could Wreck Exchange
    Users should expect to see a worm pop up any time that could wreak havoc with Microsoft Exchange, security experts warned Wednesday.
  • Grant funds are out there, but only for those who know where to look and how to ask


    How To Get Your Fair Share of Government Grants
    Washington is rarely a bastion of harmony, and few issues are as contentious as the nation's war on terror. Party lines and personal views make up just a few of the divisions that contribute to the debate, but there is one factor that all sides concede: The war on terrorism cannot be fought without funding.
  • Building The Extreme Home Office
    SOHO solution providers have to admit: Today's selection of home office technology is mind-boggling, and installation can be challenging. Here's the way lab engineers from CRN sister publication Digital Connect went in building the ultimate home-office setup.
  • Acquisition fills gap in product line, bolsters solutions strategy, company says.


    Sage Software Snarfs Up Intuit MasterBuilder Business
    Sage Software, following in its own footsteps, is buying Intuit's MasterBuilder business. Sage CEO Ron Verni announced the deal—but no details—during his kick-off keynote of Sage Software's Insights 2006 partner conference.
  • SOA Software Buys Blue Titan
    SOA Software has acquired Web services networking technology developer Blue Titan, adding another product line to a portfolio of infrastructure software SOA Software has been gradually filling in with acquisitions over the past 18 months. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
  • ePartners To Add NewsGator To MBS Apps
    ePartners plans to provide business customers of its Microsoft ERP and CRM applications with integrated RSS aggregation from NewsGator, both companies said.
  • Vendor details managed services plan for midsize businesses


    Avaya Breaks New Ground
    Avaya is staking a claim in the managed services space with the launch of a new hosted VoIP offering for midsize businesses.
  • Analysis finds hidden costs in Sun platform, while competing Digipede offering shines


    Review: Gridlock Alert For Sun Grid?
    Sun Microsystems’ Sun Grid, which provides VARs with access to a 5,000-CPU supercomputer for $1 per CPU hour, has many technical hurdles to overcome in order to deploy custom applications, a CRN Test Center review found.
  • Moving From C To Java In A 'Jazillian' Ways
    While parsing technologies have been around for decades, conversion strategies have remained stagnant. But Jazillian C-to-Java conversion software takes a different approach by producing code that is natural to the target language.

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