CRN Applications and OS News


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • CA Warns Of Disappointing 4Q Earnings
    Preliminary financial results for CA's 2006 fiscal fourth quarter indicate substantially poorer-than-expected earnings, the software company said Tuesday.
  • Sendia acquisition gives rise to AppExchange mobile


    Salesforce.com Goes Mobile
    In April, Salesforce.com announced AppExchange Mobile, which was a result of its acquisition of Sendia for $15 million in cash. Sendia's application technology will enable more than 60 on-demand applications currently on AppExchange to extend to any mobile device or Web-enabled PC with no extra development cost or complexity.
  • Cisco, Microsoft Join Forces In SMB Market
    Cisco Systems and Microsoft are bolstering their channel efforts to support the integration of Cisco’s VoIP platform with Microsoft Dynamics CRM 3.0 for the SMB market.
  • UPDATE: Schwartz Replaces McNealy As Sun CEO
    Sun Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy resigned on Monday in the wake of another poor earnings report; he remains as chairman. Jonathan Schwartz, Sun's president and COO, will assume the CEO job, effective immediately.

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