CRN Applications and OS News


  • Novell CEO Wants Closer Relationship With Oracle
    Novell Chairman and CEO Jack Messman on Wednesday declined to comment on industry buzz about possible acquisition talks with Oracle, but he didn't deny that he'd like to get friendlier with the database giant.
  • Novell Acquires e-Security
    Novell beefed up its growing security portfolio by acquiring e-Security and its realtime security and compliance monitoring platform.
  • Appliance will now search Oracle, Cognos, Salesforce.com, other apps.


    Google Extends Enterprise Search
    Google's enterprise search appliance will soon be able to scour corporate applications from Oracle, Cognos, Microsoft, NetSuite, Salesforce.com, and SAS.
  • Group Manages Mac Triple-Boot, Adding Linux
    The open-source project that first came up with a way to dual-boot an Intel-based Macintosh computer into Mac OS X or Windows XP has published instructions on how to add Linux to the mix.
  • CA Names New COO
    CA said Tuesday it has named Michael Christenson as its new COO. He replaces Jeff Clarke, who has taken an executive post at Cendant.
  • Solid Information Technology uses deal to dive into open-source world.


    MySQL Fills Possible InnoDB Void With SolidDB
    Deal marks Solid Information Systems, a specialist in OLTP storage engines, first foray into the open-source world.
  • Champ: IBM


    Midrange Servers
    IBM appears to have doubled down on its midrange server business, according to the 2006 CRN Channel Champions survey.
  • Briefs: April 17, 2006
    GTSI President and CEO Jim Leto last Thursday fired back at an auditor's report questioning the government solution provider's ability to continue as a "going concern."
  • Trend Micro


    Client Security Software
    Product reliability and value often go hand-in-hand in providing a strong ROI for solution providers and customers, and that appeared to be the case in the client security software category in this year's Channel Champions survey.
  • Champ: IBM


    Advanced Desktops And Workstations
    On the strength of its consistent channel strategy and programs, IBM dominated the 2006 CRN Channel Champions ratings in the advanced desktops and workstations category.
  • Champ: Microsoft


    Business Software Suites
    Microsoft should be pleased to find itself at the top of the business software game. The Redmond, Wash., software giant was the clear Channel Champion in the business software suites category.

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