CRN Applications and OS News


  • Nitix proves to be solid alternative to Microsoft SBS 2003


    Review: Small-Business Server Bake-Off
    Net Integration's Nitix Linux small-business server packs every bit of the feature punch of Microsoft's Small Business Server 2003 R2, but at less than half the price, according to a CRN Test Center review.
  • IBM Takes CDP To Online Retail Channel
    In a major departure for IBM, the company is taking a product into retail. The company today is starting to offer the IBM Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files software through a number of online retailers, including the Web sites of Circuit City, CompUSA, Office Max and Staples, among others.
  • Partners climb the software stack with BI solutions


    Analysis: Business Intelligence Goes Mainstream
    Ask solution providers about business software and most will confess it's an entirely different animal from the rest of the technology stable.
  • Intel's Gelsinger: Dempsey Viable Product For Channel
    Pat Gelsinger, Intel's Senior Vice President General Manager, Digital Enterprise Group, talks to CRN about the "Dempsey" Xeon processor's value proposition and why solution providers should take another look at Xeon.
  • Partners that use business software will likely sell it best


    Embracing Biz Intelligence
    At the VARBusiness 500 Awards event last month, Malcolm Gladwell spoke of making business decisions based on instinct rather than analysis. The author of best-sellers Blink and Tipping Point cited numerous examples of how managers went down the wrong path because they focused too closely on data and not enough on their gut instincts.
  • Software: VARs Turn Pessimistic
    CRN 3Q Channel Business Report: Solution providers' sales expectations for software in the third quarter dropped sharply, reaching their lowest level ever.
  • Plan still being fine-tuned, but it will address range of partner issues


    CA Back In Channel Gear
    CA will soon outline its latest attempt to increase indirect sales across the SMB and enterprise networked system markets, CRN has learned.
  • Incentives, promotions designed to attract partners


    Microsoft Takes Aim At Search, SaaS, Security
    Microsoft kicked off its channel assault against Symantec, Google, Salesforce.com and Cisco Systems last week, but the jury is still out on how the software giant and its partners will fare in the markets led by these vendors.
  • An Alternative For The Online Tax Collector: AvaTax
    For the small business, collecting sales tax for online sales can be a daunting process, but with on-demand software from Avalara, solution providers have something to offer their small-business customers to ease that burden.

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