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  • The latest digital projectors pack a real peripherals punch

    Sharper Image: Digital Projectors Pack a Peripherals Punch
    Choosing the best peripheral is like going to a dessert bar but limiting yourself to just one treat. The decision is difficult, but you can't really make a bad one. That the mp3130 digital projector from Hewlett-Packard beat ViewSonic's ThinEdge VP Series LCD displays and Xerox's new line of color-laser printers was a similar challenge.
  • Networks On The Rebound: Infrastructure Moves To the Forefront
    There's an old adage in IT that customers don't buy infrastructure--they buy applications, which drag along sales of servers, networking equipment, storage gear and other things. Funny thing about this IT economy, though: It's the infrastructure companies that are enjoying a big boom right now and seeing some of the quickest recoveries since things turned sour in 2000.
  • How To Profit From the Web Analytics Whirlwind
    Call Technology Leaders atypical in today's VAR universe, but it has no regrets about placing all of its eggs in one vendor's basket. In fact, the New York-based solution provider couldn't be happier in its commitment to NetIQ's WebTrends Reporting Center, the lone software forming the crux of the company's burgeoning Web-analytics business.
  • VARBusiness Picks Top Tech Innovators
    VARBusiness' first annual Tech Innovators Awards garnered 370 applications from more than 100 vendors. Products were judged on factors including newness, potential suitability for VARs and overall coolness. In the end, 24 companies were honored across eight technology categories. And the winners are...
  • Office System’s Best VAR Bets
    VARs looking to get more involved in Office System have to pick their areas of specialization. We have identified five key enhancements that are the most fruitful directions.
  • Last Issue Of ’03 Means It’s Time For My Predictions
    It's that time of the year when anyone with a platform and an opinion starts postulating their prognostications about what the coming year holds for the economy, political candidates, Martha Stewart and Michael Jackson. Here's what I see in the VARBusiness Crystal Ball for 2004.
  • Says rival is not a threat

    HP's Fiorina Takes Shot At Dell
    Taking a swipe or three at rival Dell, Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina said she views the company as "trapped" in the PC space and unlikely to pose a threat to HP in other businesses.
  • Works with HP to hone vertical solution sales

    Avnet Hall-Mark Launches Vertical Market Program
    Avnet Hall-Mark's Hewlett-Packard Business Unit launched a new vertical market program Monday in an effort to help solution providers build practices in health-care, manufacturing and financial verticals.
  • Time Warner Links With MCI, Sprint For Voice Over Internet
    Time Warner Cable announced a deal Monday with Sprint Corp. and MCI Inc. to offer phone service using the up-and-coming voice-over-Internet technology, one of the surest signs yet that cable companies are assaulting the local phone industry.
  • VARBusiness recruited a blue-chip group of judges to help determine the results

    The Final Say: The Judges Behind the Technology Innovators Awards
    Kevin CarlsonCTO, Verteriswww.verteris.comCarlson has more than 22 years of industry experience, with expertise in the management and development of technically complex application systems and IT strategy development. Prior to founding Verteris, an Atlanta-based solution provider that specializes in software and information services for the legal- and financial-services verticals, Carlson was the CTO of Viant's Delivery Services Group. There he set the company's technical direction and oversaw the technical architecture and development of large technology implementations.
  • Schneider Unit Outsources App Dev To Keane
    Schneider Electric SA has found a way to save $20 million over the next five years: The energy infrastructure company's North American Operating Division, with sales of $2.7 billion in 2002, is outsourcing application development to Keane Inc.