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  • IBM Readies New Partner Program
    IBM is revamping its four separate PartnerWorld channel programs into a single offering that could provide a bigger financial return for its premier partners.
  • Briefs: Hindsight And Foresight, March 15, 2004
    ORACLE MEETS 3Q EXPECTATIONSOracle met expectations for its third quarter, logging income of $635 million, or 12 cents per share, up 11 percent from the year-ago figure of $571.3 million.
  • Earnings leave estimates in the dust; new Americas chief named


    Tech Data 4Q Beats All
    Tech Data's TechSelect members gather in San Diego this week to hear the latest from the Clearwater, Fla.-based distributor. It may take some time for them to catch up.
  • GigaTrunk Probe Gives Complex Networks Needed Bandwidth
    Gigabit Ethernet is finally taking off big time,most new high-end notebook and desktop systems now have Gigabit Ethernet built-in. Though it provides more bandwidth than most individuals currently need, Gigabit Ethernet still cannot provide the necessary bandwidth when used at the core of a complex network. That's why a technique called trunking is used. Trunking involves the ganging together of multiple Gigabit links to form multiGigabit pipes that aggregate data through a network's core, which by nature will experience the highest amount of traffic.
  • Pricey New Eizo LCD Is Nearly Perfect
    For an all-around impressive display, the ColorEdge CG21 from Eizo Nanao Technologies is an excellent choice. The unit is a cut above most LCDs, yet comes with a hefty price tag. But if price is not a major concern, the CG21 is definitely the LCD to buy.
  • Reality Of Wireless Power
    In the vision of the future I've outlined in my past few columns, there are boundless opportunities for solution providers in a world where common objects,from staplers to grocery items,are outfitted with data-laden semiconductors, and surfaces such as desks, walls and kitchen cabinets double as displays. But there's one key element missing: power.
  • WinZip 9.0
    xPerhaps the most popular utility in history, WinZip is now up to version 9.0. The latest release has useful features for the business environment like 128 and 256-bit encryption. Files can now be encrypted after being placed in a zip file. In earlier versions of the software, files would have to be encrypted during compression. The added security is great for the medical vertical.
  • Tricoron Eases Java Troubles
    The ugly secret behind legacy application integration is that most EAI tools do not generate the code necessary to tie legacy systems and relational databases into client applications.
  • AMD Leads Innovation When It Comes To 64-Bit Desktop Architecture
    Microprocessor technology has reached heights that not even the most optimistic person could have anticipated. Processor speeds are moving and holding their own well beyond the 3GHz threshold, and now with the migration toward 64-bit microprocessor architecture, a new generation of power-hungry enthusiasts will arise.
  • MCI Cleanup Of WorldCom Books Finds Billions In Losses
    The cleanup of WorldCom's tainted books reveals pretax losses of $74.4 billion not previously reflected in the company's financial reports for 2000 and 2001, MCI said Friday in a long-awaited report that wipes away a vast accounting fraud and reflects the plunging value of telecommunications assets.
  • Rob Mock exits leading Sun solution provider in management buyout


    Dewpoint CEO Leaves Company
    Rob Mock, president and CEO of Dewpoint, one of Sun Microsystems' top partners, has left the company.
  • Oracle Meets 3Q Expectations
    Oracle met expectations for its third quarter, logging income of $635 million, or 12 cents per share, up 11 percent from the year-ago figure of $571.3 million, or 11 cents a share.
  • Mobile Wireless Router Reaches 25 Miles
    Nova Engineering Inc. has announced a mobile wireless router that it says is effective at distances of up to 25 miles, with throughput speeds of up to 300 kbps. A member of the firm's NovaRoam mobile-router family, the EH900 is targeted at dynamic wireless-networking applications.
  • Partners Grill Intel Execs
    It's not often that resellers get to buttonhole their vendors in public and pepper them with tough questions, but on Tuesday some of Intel's premier partners were just that lucky.
  • EU Official: Microsoft Settlement Talks Continue
    A top European Union antitrust official said Thursday that settlement talks were continuing with Microsoft even as the European Commission prepares to decide the long-running antitrust probe in two weeks.
  • CA Makes Desktop DNA Its Own
    Computer Associates has assimilated its longtime desktop management partner, Miramar Systems, in an all-cash purchase. The purchase price was not disclosed.
  • Covad Offering Bare-Bones High-Speed Web
    Covad Communications Group Inc. is offering a bare-bones high-speed Internet service for 5 dollars less than its regular package. But to get e-mail and other features normally included with the connection, you'll have to pay another provider even more.

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