CRN Applications and OS News

  • RIM Says BlackBerry Work-Around Ready If Needed
    Following the U.S. Supreme Court's rejection of the case, it appears the BlackBerry patent battle will be resolved in the U.S. District Court system. In the case of an injunction, Research In Motion says it's found a way to let customers keep using their BlackBerrys.
  • IBM Grabs CIMS Labs' Virtualization Tools
    Looking to strengthen its virtualization technology, IBM on Wednesday acquired CIMS Labs of Roseville, Calif., a maker of software that keeps track of a variety of IT resources, including servers, databases, e-mail and applications.
  • CA Earnings Rise Amid Restructuring
    CA's third quarter earnings for fiscal year 2006 nearly doubled thanks in part to cost cuts and a few large contracts, the Islandia, N.Y., vendor said late Tuesday.
  • VARs Should Think Outside the Box for DoD RFI
    Thanks to a month extension, contractors now have until early February to respond to the Defense Department's request for information (RFI) for a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) system for devices. To earn the win, system integrators and solution providers should not only consider federal security standards and existing system permissions, but also the legacy hardware that's already in place.
  • Bill Gates' Spam Prediction Misses Target
    Still getting spam? Two years ago, Bill Gates predicted that spam would be a "solved" problem by now, a prognostication that, say most e-mail experts, was overly optimistic.
  • Microsoft's Expression Could Lure Corporate Defections From Mac
    As Microsoft unveils the first CTP of Expression Interactive Designer and fourth CTP of Graphic Designer, Web designers and developers say Microsoft could lure Mac shops to Expression with XAML support, collaboration needs, and simplification of UI and Web app development.
  • Acrobat 3D Targets CAD/CAM
    Adobe's new Acrobat 3D promises to let engineers share 3-D designs and schematics with supply chain partners without exposing underlying equations and data.
  • Top Five Opportunities For 2006
    Here's a top-five list that solution providers selling to the federal government won't want to miss: According to a recent report from market research firm Input, document and content management, project management, supply-chain and logistics management, knowledge management and inventory management are the most promising software categories for potential subcontracting opportunities this year.
  • Truth In Marketing
    The word platform is one of the most abused in our industry. It&'s right up there with paradigm or paradigm shift. Or leveraging. Or synergy. But I digress.
  • Asetek VapoChill Micro Keeps PCs Cool, Quiet
    Asetek, a Danish manufacturer of cooling systems, is scouting for locations in California and plans to open an office there within the next three months, according to a company spokesman.
  • IBM Opens More Innovation Shops
    IBM opened its 96th Business Partner Innovation Center last week and plans to add up to 40 more this year as part of its “innovation” strategy to keep solution providers developing new opportunities.