CRN Channel News

  • Accpac Updates HR Software
    Best Software's broad network of Accpac International resellers should find it easier to help human resources managers and employees help themselves with the latest version of Accpac HR Series software.
  • Mobile Software Ties Wi-Fi, VoIP For Free Calls
    A new way to merge two disruptive technologies--Internet phoning and Wi-Fi--was introduced Tuesday, in the form of mobile-PDA software from Skype Technologies. Called PocketSkype, the free software enables users of Microsoft PocketPC-based handhelds to connect to Wi-Fi access points to make free VoIP calls.
  • IBS Adds IBM Middleware To Midmarket Supply Chain Software
    IBM partners targeting medium-size manufacturers and wholesale distributors now can make use of supply chain applications pre-integrated with the vendor's middleware. The announcement Tuesday represents an expanded relationship between IBM and its strategic alliance partner, International Business Systems (IBS).
  • IBM Unveils Trio Of Compliance Products
    IBM on Monday unveiled three software products intended to assist companies with the rising costs of complying with government regulations such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the USA Patriot Act, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • New Mac Office Due In May
    The latest version of Microsoft's Office software for Apple computers will be in stores in the third week of May, the company said.
  • EU Backs Up Its Microsoft Ruling
    Last week's stunning $1.6 billion settlement with Sun Microsystems was unlikely to impact the antitrust actions against Microsoft in Europe, officials and legal experts said Monday.
  • Goal: Reassure partners there is room for them to grow

    Microsoft Kicks Off New ISV Road Show
    Microsoft will continue its ISV recruitment and retention push later this month with an 11-city road show.
  • MicroStrategy Connects Business Intelligence To Office
    It's become a truism among business intelligence vendors that most people prefer to work within familiar applications. MicroStrategy has embraced that reality and pushed it to the nth degree with Monday's release of integration software that adds business intelligence capabilities to the menu bar of Microsoft Office.
  • Exec says door not shut on future channel program

    <i>CRN</i> Interview: Mike Evans, Red Hat
    Red Hat Vice President of Partner Development Mike Evans and CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney recently discussed why the company's planned SMB program was shelved and how and why the company's channel initiatives will be different from those of more traditional channel companies. Evans initially was named Red Hat's channel chief in February 2003. At the time, Red Hat planned to have a channel program up and running by the end of that year.
  • CRN Interview: Gary Quinn, Computer Associates
    Computer Associates International says it has embarked on an ambitious new effort to court alternative sales channels and align its corporate culture more towards partnering and bundled IT services. Leading this effort will be CA Executive Vice President Gary Quinn, who spoke with CRN Senior Editor Dan Neel about his plans.
  • Some integrators can't wait to untangle wires and wireless issues. Their mantra: Make it easy

    Alternative Networking
    Some integrators can't wait to untangle the wired/wireless issue in home networking. Their new mantra: Make it easy. Their solution: No new wires.