Database and System Software


  • Cash Cow
    By partnering with large technology vendors the likes of virtualization darling VMware, upstart Acronis has positioned itself as a key emerging vendor for VARs selling virtualization, and backup and recovery solutions.
  • Review: Redmond Outgrows Portal
    As the name change implies, Microsoft's Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 offers a lot more than just portal capabilities. MOSS, the successor to Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server, is one of the best platforms for developing .Net applications for the Web. Developing in a MOSS environment is all about speed. The MOSS site template library that's available out of the box also provides extra value to customers that are not eager to implement enterprise solutions with new open-source frameworks such as DotNetNuke.
  • EnterpriseDB Offers Options To Oracle Lock-In
    Technically, Oracle, IBM and Microsoft hold more than 85 percent of the relational database market, so VARs and ISVs can be forgiven for thinking that they have few options when picking a database around which to build their solutions. EnterpriseDB, which has developed an Oracle-compatible database based on the open-source PostgreSQL database, is touting itself as an alternative.
  • Back(up) To The Future
    Several companies, ranging from small service providers to giants like Google, are looking at ways to help customers large and small store more of their data online, and less on tape and even hard drives.
  • Microsoft Event Highlights Hosted CRM Apps
    Channel partners and customers will gain early access to Microsoft's hosted CRM applications later this quarter with the on-demand application slated for general availability in 2008, Microsoft executives announced last month at the vendor's Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver.
  • Review: VoIP, Clean And Simple
    With all of the focus on VoIP right now, an increasing number of solution providers are looking for ways to break into the market with simple but powerful solutions.
  • Oracle's Big SMB Stand
    Oracle is making a push to expand sales of its database software and other products to small businesses, but it won't work directly with solution providers to do it. And that, according to Oracle's thinking, is a good thing for solution providers.
  • 25 ISVs You Must Know
    Getting to know you there's a host of ISVs in Microsoft's camp that are changing the game for partners.
  • Launching Pad
    The IT world is an unpredictable place; things change quickly and rarely go exactly as planned. Even so, good business planning requires a road map--even if only a tentative one--of both your own capabilities and your partners' offerings. With that in mind, we're looking out to the horizon at some of the major product releases planned for the second half of this year, to give you a sense of what's around the next corner.

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