CRN Applications and OS News


  • 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.
  • JDA Software To Acquire Manugistics
    JDA Software plans to acquire Manugistics Group for about $211 million in cash in a deal that will create a $390 million supply-chain and revenue management company.

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