CRN Applications and OS News


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Valid Windows, Office software may be needed for updates


    Microsoft: Users May Have To Prove Legal Windows Use
    Microsoft may make it mandatory for Windows users to prove they have a genuine copy of Windows or Office in order to get updates from Automatic Update or Windows Update.
  • As prices drop and features increase, new managed services target smaller markets


    Managed Services Reach Home
    As MSP vendors lower their prices and unveil new features to expand their remote managed services into the home and SOHO markets, digital integrators are finding they can offer an array of important new services to their customers.
  • Intel, AMD virtualization support slated for early next year


    Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 Hits Beta
    Microsoft's Virtual Server won't offer support for Intel’s and Advanced Micro Devices’ virtualization capabilities until the first quarter of 2007, but that's not too far behind its rivals.
  • ActiveGrid's LAMP platform is quickly becoming the model for enterprise business applications


    An Enlightening Tool
    By combining lightweight APIs with BPEL and XML, ActiveGrid's LAMP platform is rapidly becoming one of the best models for developing the next generation of enterprise applications. ActiveGrid does an amazing job of generating Web 2.0 application design patterns that previously have only been created on large-scale sites, such as Google, Yahoo and Amazon, and with huge armies of developers.
  • Is Simplified Web Testing Possible?
    Perhaps one of the most undervalued, yet most powerful, Web-testing technologies on the market, iOpus' iMacros Scripting Edition is a must-have Web-testing suite for solution providers.
  • Coming Soon To Servers: 10GbE
    System builders looking for ways to increase bandwidth and throughput should take a look at Neterion's Xframe 10GbE NICsbefore the competition does.
  • Oracle Deepens Its Vertical Role
    In the past few weeks, Oracle has bought Net4Call, HotSip and Portal Software. While none of these pickups were on the scale of its multibillion-dollar purchases of PeopleSoft and Siebel, they still bear watching.
  • Snapshot of an outstanding technology implementation


    Pep Boys Gets IT Tune-Up
    Snapshot of an outstanding technology implementation
  • Analysis: Open-Source Promenade
    Whether Red Hat's $350 million purchase of JBoss last month proves a wise decision strategically or financially over the long term, it was one that Red Hat had to pull the trigger on if it hopes to compete in the higher-value business-software market.
  • Company willing to parlay new-launch profits to build for future.


    Microsoft's Upcoming Trade-Off
    Microsoft expects revenue for its upcoming fourth quarter to fall in the $11.5 billion to $11.7 billion range, representing 13 percent to 15 percent growth over the year-ago period.

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