CRN Applications and OS News


  • Briefs: August 14, 2006
    IBM last week agreed to buy enterprise content management vendor FileNet for $1.6 billion, a cash deal expected to close by the end of the year. The acquisition will give IBM sophisticated records-managing, imaging and workflow technology for head-to-head competition with EMC's Documentum. FileNet will become part of IBM's Information Management unit, headed by General Manager Ambuj Goyal.
  • The Linux Equation
    For a long time, it's been a given that anything on our Web site that includes the word "Linux" will generate an extra-special amount of reader traffic. But I never dreamed this week's LinuxWorld conference track on "Linux in the Channel" would be sold outmore than five times the anticipated attendees registered.
  • Microsoft's Deshaies Urges Partners to Plug In
    Microsoft's new head of US partners Robert Deshaies told attendees at XChange Solution Provider 2006 conference in St. Louis today that business partners are needed more than ever to deliver on a major wave of innovation coming from the software behemoth.
  • Scalix, Zimbra, Open-Xchange plot moves against Microsoft Exchange Server.


    Open-Source E-Mail Options On The March
    Scalix, Zimbra, Open-Xchange plot updates, assault on Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Consumers are spending on downloadable Internet TV and movie content--now Tinseltown and Integrators foresee a booming revolution


    Hooray For Broadband Hollywood
    When Apple's iTunes announced the availability of top-tier television content for Internet download late last year, tremors rolled through the Hollywood Hills. To date, Hollywood studios had tied themselves up in a Gordian knot of digital rights management issues, delaying the distribution of popular movies and television episodes via broadband downloads. Meanwhile, the horse was clearly leaving the barn. According to the Motion Picture Association of America, of the $6.1 billion their studios lost to piracy last year, illegal Internet downloads accounted for $2.3 billion.
  • Seagate, ViewSonic and Belkin take home glowing channel honors at first annual Digital Integration Channel Excellence ceremony


    A Roll At The DICE Awards
    Seagate Technology, ViewSonic and Belkin were the big winners at the first annual Digital Integration Channel Excellence (DICE) awards ceremony at the recent TechConnect XChange conference, hosted by CMP Technology.
  • ShadowRAM: August 14, 2006
    Apple CEO Steve Jobs was not his usual Cheshire cat self as he unveiled the company's new Xeon-based Mac Pro desktop and previewed the new Leopard OS at last week's Apple Developers conference.
  • Corporate Guardian Keeps Both Networks, Users Safe
    In George Orwell's "1984," Big Brother was always watching, and it wasn't a good thing. But today's businesses may need to take a page from Orwell's novel. Corporate Guardian 5 from SmoothWall aims to adopt the role of Big Brother for office Web surfers, monitoring and filtering Internet access.
  • System builders cite supply, interchangeable part issues


    Intel's Looking For A Whitebook Boost
    Intel is hoping increased supply from original design manufacturers will help jump-start its fledgling whitebook program.
  • AMD to leverage ATI acquisition to tailor approach to chip market


    CRN Interview: Pat Moorhead, Advanced Micro Devices
    Advanced Micro Devices has been working since late last year to penetrate deeper into the corporate market via solution providers and system builders. In the wake of AMD's acquisition of ATI Technologies in late July .
  • Symantec Backup Exec Flaw Could Invite Data Theft
    Symantec on Friday published details of a vulnerability in its Backup Exec storage solution that could enable a remote attacker to gain full control over a machine and access confidential data stored on corporate networks.
  • Dell's Pain Is Often System Builders' Gain
    System builders are finding that Dell's services shortcomings are sending more customers their way. They say it is simply a lot easier competing against Dell today than a few years ago.
  • Linspire Releases 'Freespire' Desktop Linux OS
    Open source developer Linspire on Wednesday launched the Freespire 1.0 desktop Linux operating system, a free Debian-based OS combined with proprietary drivers, codecs and applications.
  • Review: Give The Windows GUI A Face-Lift
    Tired of that same old Microsoft Windows graphical user interface? Stardock aims to enable PC users to get the Windows GUI to look and work the way they want with its Object Desktop 2007 software.

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