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  • HP authorizes CDW for two-way, four-way HP 9000 systems


    CDW Gets HP Blessing
    In a move that some partners fear could impact margins, Hewlett-Packard has authorized CDW to sell two- and four-way HP 9000 servers to SMB customers.
  • Microsoft nixes plans for server suite; solution providers unfazed


    Say Farewell To Discovery
    Microsoft has grounded Discovery, its planned server suite that was to have melded content management, e-commerce and EAI talents.
  • Transformation The Message Of Intel Forum
    Intel plans to unleash new advanced reference platforms for PDAs and cell phones this week, as the company seeks to pound home the theme of "transformation" of computing and communications during its biannual Intel Developer Forum.
  • IBM Pursues Self-Healing IT
    Taking the next step in its push toward next-generation self-healing systems, IBM this week plans to unveil an Eclipse-based toolkit for developing self-managing capability in IT environments.
  • Microsoft Grounds Discovery Suite
    Microsoft has grounded Discovery, its planned server suite designed to meld content management, e-commerce and EAI capabilities, an executive confirmed Friday.
  • PC Market Forecast To Grow In 1Q
    Worldwide shipments of personal computers in the first quarter are expected to increase, fueled by strong consumer demand, a market research firm said Thursday.
  • Next phase of program to reward professional services, industry disciplines


    Cisco Mulls How To Reward Solutions
    The next stage of Cisco Systems' partner incentive program will reward VARs and systems integrators who have invested in constructing end-to-end business solutions, executives said.
  • Cisco Unveils New Initiatives And Charts Progress
    Three years. That's often what a typical executive-level stint at Cisco is. After that, another assignment for some. Possibly another geo, or maybe another business unit. After running Cisco's U.K. operations and its Service Provider Line business in EMEA, Paul Mountford was asked by CEO John Chambers somewhere en route to London from Madrid to move to America and head the company's worldwide channels operation. That was a little more than two years ago.
  • IBM Simplifies Mainframe Security
    IBM on Thursday continued its efforts to simplify IT infrastructure by releasing the newest version of its mainframe operating system, z/OS 1.5, which includes software to centralize management of multi-tier security environments.
  • Test Center Review: Acronis A Useful Backup Utility For Windows Servers
    Backing up Microsoft Windows-based servers and workstations has always been a challenge, often requiring that the systems not be used for hours during the backup process. San Francisco-based Acronis aims to ease those backup woes with True Image Server V7, a $499 drive imaging tool designed for active servers and workstations.
  • FCC 'Frees' Free World Dialup VoIP Service
    The Federal Communications Commission took a baby step forward in Voice over Internet Protocol regulation today, by ruling that the Free World Dialup service was not subject to traditional voice-service regulations.
  • Oracle's Ellison Vows To Continue Quest For PeopleSoft
    Faced with a regulatory setback in his hostile takeover bid of PeopleSoft Inc., Oracle Corp.'s chief executive Larry Ellison is digging in his heels and voicing confidence that he will prevail in the end. "We think we will be able to buy PeopleSoft," said Ellison at an investors' conference in California.
  • EU: 'No Fine Set' For Microsoft Antitrust Case
    As the European Union's antitrust action against Microsoft seeking some rough consensus on what to do about the software colossus, an EU spokeswoman said there has been no monetary figure set for a fine.

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