CRN Channel News


  • Latest Jobs Data Show Signs Of Improvement
    First-time claims for unemployment insurance dropped sharply the week ending Dec. 13, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The news, released Thursday, is a reassuring sign that the labor market is slowly, but steadily, improving as the economy grows.
  • Cognos Posts Big Revenue Gain
    Despite what one executive describes as a tough selling environment, Cognos Wednesday reported a 25 percent year-over-year surge in revenue for its third quarter. The vendor's financial results got a $16 million boost from its new ReportNet enterprise-reporting software that became generally available in September.
  • JBoss Group CEO Calls For Partner Assistance
    JBoss has emerged as a popular open-source application server platform over the past several years. But that popularity has also given rise to the need for professional services to support the platform. To fill that void, Marc Fleury founded the JBoss Group in 1999. In an interview with CRN Editor-in-Chief Michael Vizard, the JBoss Group CEO explains why the JBoss Group needed to shore up the JBoss certification process to further the acceptance of its platform while making sure companies don't devalue the JBoss brand.
  • Microsoft Announces Solution Accelerator For Sarbanes-Oxley
    Microsoft on Wednesday announced it will offer software that will help public companies comply with pending requirements related to the financial disclosure and monitoring of internal controls. The company said it will release its Microsoft Office Solution Accelerator for Sarbanes-Oxley in March.
  • Zander Takes Top Spot At Motorola
    Former Sun Microsystems president Ed Zander made his return to the front line of the IT industry Tuesday, appointed Motorola's new chairman and CEO.
  • Toshiba Launches VoIP Phone Client
    Toshiba's Digital Solutions Division on Tuesday rolled out a software-based VoIP (Voice over IP) client that turns any Windows XP laptop or desktop into the equivalent of a desktop phone.
  • Bush Signs Anti-Spam Legislation
    President Bush signed legislation Tuesday meant to stem the flood of unwanted e-mail pitches that irritate Internet users and drain the economy.
  • Government Says U.S. Tech Firms Recovering
    The U.S. technology industry is showing healthy growth for the first time since parts of the Internet sector collapsed two years ago, but jobs and wages still are down, the Bush administration says in a new report on the digital economy.

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