CRN Applications and OS News

  • 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.
  • 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.
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