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  • Some see new opportunities, others wary of overlap with Remedy


    Partners Get Ready For BMC's New 'Magic' Act
    BMC Software pulled a rabbit out of its IT hat last week when it announced an agreement to acquire the assets of Magic Solutions from Network Associates for approximately $47 million in cash.
  • Blackout A Powerful Argument For UPSes
    If the power supply traditionally has been treated like the redheaded stepchild of the IT network, one would think it would get better consideration following the August blackout that darkened the Northeast.
  • Plans to tap partners for specific accounts


    Getting Leverage: Symbol, IBM Unite
    Symbol Technologies and IBM are collaborating on new wireless handheld and scanning solutions targeted at vertical markets such as retail, travel and the public sector.
  • Citrix Acquires Expertcity
    In its largest acquisition to date, Citrix Systems Thursday inked a definitive agreement to acquire Expertcity, a provider of Web-based desktop access and help-desk services, for $225 million in cash and stock.
  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Jim Grant, Remedy
    BMC Software's acquisition of Remedy in 2002 cemented BMC's Business Service Management (BSM) strategy, which aims to help companies manage their IT needs from a business perspective. Remedy's Vice President and General Manager, Jim Grant, recently spoke with CRN Managing Editor Charlene O'Hanlon about the business application vendor's role in BSM and its product and channel plans for the coming year.
  • 10 Innovative Products That Offer The Most Opportunities For Solution Providers


    Cream Of The Crop
    As the CRN Test Center got set to pick the 10 most innovative products released in 2003 that could provide the greatest opportunities for solution providers, the prevailing feeling was that despite ongoing economic pressure, 2003 was a year of considerable innovation in nearly every area of the IT industry. For many vendors, those very economic pressures drove the push toward innovation, while for others, true innovation grew out of the needs of end users and solution providers.
  • CRN Interview: Janet Perna & Brett MacIntyre, IBM Software
    Janet Perna, general manager of IBM Software's Data Management group, and Brett MacIntyre, vice president of content management for IBM Software, spoke with CRN Industry Editor Barbara Darrow on Thursday, a day after IBM announced its acquisition of Green Pasture Software, a Corvallis, Ore.-based provider of document management applications. The deal marked the third content management-related acquisition within a year for IBM Software.
  • NEC Demos Single Optical Head HD DVD
    NEC Corp. said it has developed prototypes of the HD DVD disk system that maintains compatibility with current DVD disks with just a single optical head.
  • i2 Telecom Seeks New VARs For VoIP
    VoIP provider i2 Telecom continues its drive into the IT enterprise area by signing VARs, aiming to install Web-telephoning capabilities in small businesses without replacing existing telecommunications infrastructures.
  • DoCoMo To Fund Advanced-Handset Development
    NTT DoCoMo tipped its hand on future offerings Friday, when it announced it will award $344 million to handset developers to work on a generation of handsets based on the Linux and Symbian operating systems.
  • Sun Bets On High-Performance Computing For A Volume Market
    Sun Microsystems executives working on a military-funding supercomputing research project say they're developing a new, Java-like programming language and run-time environment that could simplify programming high-performance computing applications.
  • Executive Briefing: Best of the Year
    One of the benefits of joining ChannelWeb is the twice-weekly Executive Briefing newsletter, bringing our readers the latest news from ChannelWeb, CRN and VARBusiness.
  • Fujitsu Says Only Two Companies Making Money In Enterprise PCs
    It's the start of a new regime at Fujitsu, and with it will come changes that will affect you and your business -- as well as the rest of the channel. Toshio Morohoshi, president and CEO of the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Fujitsu Computer Systems, and Dennis Mull, senior vice president of sales and marketing, sat down recently with the editors of VARBusiness to give us their thoughts on the direction and strategies of the newly created company.
  • Deal expands Citrix's footprint into desktop and help desk services


    Citrix Acquires Expertcity In $225 Million Deal
    In its largest acquisition to date, Citrix Systems Thursday inked a definitive agreement to acquire Expertcity, a leader in providing Web-based desktop access and help desk services, for $225 million in cash and stock.
  • Dell Unveils Combo AC/DC Adapter For Laptops
    Dell on Thursday rolled out a new combo power adapter for its Latitude, Inspiron, and Precision line of portable PCs that jacks into traditional outlets as well as car and airplane power ports.
  • RealNetworks Sues Microsoft, Charging Monopoly of Digital Media
    RealNetworks filed an antitrust suit against Microsoft on Thursday, alleging that its competitor has illegally monopolized the growing field of digital media by requiring every Windows user to take Microsoft's media player, whether they want it or not.
  • Citrix Acquires Expertcity For Some $225 Million In Cash And Stock
    Citrix Systems took a strong step toward its goal of becoming a billion-dollar software company by announcing the acquisition of Expertcity, maker of Web-based desktop access, training and customer-assistance products. The deal cost Citrix approximately $225 million in cash and stock, with an additional $12 million in stock to be paid to Expertcity stockholders once the combined company achieves certain unspecified financial milestones.
  • Wendover Index Up, But Some Remain Cautiously Optimistic
    In the latest indicator that tech spending is poised to continue to rise in 2004, the new Wendover-Global Insight IT Spending Index increased 19 percent in October over that of the entire third quarter. The forecast, released Thursday, Dec. 18, rides on the heels of the 10 percent increase in the Wendover-Global Insight IT Spending Index during the third quarter over the April-to-June period of this year.

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