CRN Applications and OS News

  • Champ: Microsoft

    Business Software Suites
    Microsoft should be pleased to find itself at the top of the business software game. The Redmond, Wash., software giant was the clear Channel Champion in the business software suites category.
  • Champ: IBM

    Midrange Servers
    IBM appears to have doubled down on its midrange server business, according to the 2006 CRN Channel Champions survey.
  • Briefs: April 17, 2006
    GTSI President and CEO Jim Leto last Thursday fired back at an auditor's report questioning the government solution provider's ability to continue as a "going concern."
  • Trend Micro

    Client Security Software
    Product reliability and value often go hand-in-hand in providing a strong ROI for solution providers and customers, and that appeared to be the case in the client security software category in this year's Channel Champions survey.
  • Champ: IBM

    Advanced Desktops And Workstations
    On the strength of its consistent channel strategy and programs, IBM dominated the 2006 CRN Channel Champions ratings in the advanced desktops and workstations category.
  • Oracle and other big vendors are gobbling up mini-Red Hats left and right. What's their motivation?

    Operation Open-Source
    Will Oracle, IBM and other large proprietary vendors use their power for good or evil in the open-source world? Most observers believe the companies will veer more toward the light than the dark, although Oracle's move to buy up as many as five open-source companies recently is making some in the open-source community a little jumpy.
  • HP Targets SOA Market
    Hewlett-Packard unveils products that target four industry segments that are poised to grow rapidly.
  • Red Hat Ramps Up Channel Efforts
    Red Hat's channel chief said the company is expanding its focus on VARs and systems integrators but its strategy "is not to put thousands of channel partners on the street but those that can best align with our interests."
  • Multimillion deal glives Red Hat a large share of open-source middleware market

    Red Hat Snaps Up JBoss
    Leading Linux distributor Red Hat gained more leverage over its open-source operating systems competitors on Monday, announcing it has signed an agreement to purchase middleware developer JBoss for an initial price of $350 million.
  • Red Hat To Buy JBoss
    Red Hat said Monday it plans to acquire JBoss in a deal valued at $350 million, ending months of speculation about the open-source application server developer's fate.
  • Next-Generation Platform To Support Open Source Virtualization Technology

    Virtual Iron 3 Goes Xen
    Virtual Iron announced at Linuxworld that its next generation 3.0 platform that will go into beta testing in July will offer support for the open source Xen engine, as well as the company's own advanced virtualization services under GPL and Virtualization Manager under commercial license