CRN Applications and OS News

  • Software vendor reaches out to resellers and looks at attract more players into the SMB space

    GFI Tweaks Program To Reflect Its Lineup
    As VARs seek out new partners and methods to meet the growing demand for increased security in the small-business market, GFI Software has restructured its channel program to attract more resellers.
  • Ballmer Issues Marching Orders For Microsoft Partners
    At the Velocity 2006 worldwide partner conference, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the software giant's fiscal 2007 marching orders for partners, whom he promised wouldn't be cut out of the company's 'Live' and search software businesses.
  • One code base planned for hosted, on-premise and hybrid CRM solutions

    Microsoft Preps Hosted 'CRM Live' For Next Year
    Microsoft aims to roll out next major release of Dynamics CRM, version 4.0, by June 2007 and delivered it as a pure on-premise solution, a pure hosted option or some combination of both.
  • At this week's Velocity 2006 Conference, Microsoft execs will tell partners it's a wide-open road to profitability

    Ready, Set, Go At Velocity 2006 Conference
    As Microsoft revs up for its Velocity 2006 conference in Boston this week, Allison Watson, newley named corporate vice president of the Worldwide Partner Group--has one message for the software giant's channel army: "It's 'go' time."
  • The gloves are off as Big Blue resorts to taxi signage, free ice cream to woo partners.

    The IBM Empire Strikes Back
    As thousands of Microsoft partners converge on Boston this week for the annual partner confab, IBM is making itself as visible as possible.
  • Earn More Than A Grand Installing NAS
    Small businesses and the like don't care if their data is stored using state-of-the-art equipment, as long as it's properly saved. Server Partners' answer to this is its leased NAS appliance--FileEngine.
  • OrgPlus Automates Organization
    Although maintaining organizational charts is an essential part of any best practice, it is often overlooked by managers due to the lack of awareness of comprehensive workforce modeling tools such as HumanConcepts' OrgPlus.
  • Vendor will certify the OS, no immediate plans to preload onto its hardware

    HP Actively Assessing SLED 10 Prelaunch
    Hewlett-Packard has no plans to preload versions of the upcoming Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 on PCs but will certify the operating system.
  • VARs Say PerformancePoint Will Add Muscle To BI Lineup
    Microsoft is preparing to dive deeper into the business-intelligence (BI) market next year with the planned release of its new Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. Partners say integration with the rest of the Office stack will be Microsoft's biggest strength in that space.
  • FireStar Files Suit Against Red Hat
    FireStar Software's patent infringement suit against Red Hat is expected to take center stage on the legal front as SCO's copyright claims against IBM fade, according to one attorney.