CRN Applications and OS News

  • Briefs: February 20, 2006
    Dell reported 52 percent earnings growth for its most recent quarter, handily beating Wall Street expectations, but the PC maker dampened forecasts for its current quarter.
  • Federal Government To Award $20 Billion in Set-Aside Contracts
    Federal dollars awarded to small businesses are expected to grow 43 percent compared to last year, according to a recent report from Reston, Va.-based research firm Input. Solution providers that can provide agencies with professional services stand the greatest chance of winning contracts, with 70 percent of total awards expected to fall into that category.
  • Analysis: Whither The Set-Top Box?
    Cable set-top boxes are becoming central pieces of digital integrators' offerings. But are their days limited? Some in the industry think so.
  • Linux, Unix Players Beef Up Security
    Even as Microsoft announces IE 7's support for InfoCards and planned Certificate Lifecycle Server, rivals Sun, Red Hat, and Novell try to one-up one another -- and Microsoft -- with security enhancements for Solaris and Linux.
  • Vendors Think Small
    Software vendors see big opportunities in the small-business market. In fact, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle and others have all been focusing on ways to make it easier and more cost-effective for smaller businesses--many of which don't have an IT manager or staff--to purchase and use technology.
  • Is An Upgrade Worth the Time?
    Are your customers complaining that their screen redraws are taking forever as they run big apps? Are their formerly white-hot PCs no longer powerful enough to run the latest versions of Windows or Linux?
  • Microsoft, EMC Eye Enterprise Search
    The tech world has an insatiable appetite for search. Indeed, the planet&'s two largest search engines, Google and Yahoo, are creating much of the buzz, but a growing number of players are seeking to improve searches not only across the Web, but across the enterprise and desktop as well.
  • Architecting A Solution
    Telelogic&'s System Architect is positioned as an enterprise architecture and business process management solution.
  • Microsoft Teams With SugarCRM
    Microsoft has formed a partnership with rival SugarCRM, the latest in a rising number of alliances between proprietary software giants and open-source companies.
  • Oracle Buys Sleepycat
    Oracle on Tuesday said it has acquired Sleepycat Software, an Emeryville, Calif., open-source database vendor.