SMB/Midmarket Opportunities


  • BMB Group employees watched as the skies exploded over Beirut. Now they feel it's their mission to help rebuild a shattered country.


    Survival Of A Solution Provider
    For Simon Samia, it is about more than simply the survival of the solution provider business he co-founded a decade ago in Beirut, Ebanon. It is the survival of his family, his c-workers at BMB Group, his way of life. As the bombs exploded over his homeland this past July, no one knew what the future would hold. Reporter Scott Campbell gives us a first-hand look into these turbulent times.
  • Office Live Nearly Live
    Microsoft said Tuesday that it's Office Live hosted SharePoint infrastructure is set to go live Nov. 15.
  • Briefs: October 30, 2006
    After slightly more than two years on the job, Hewlett-Packard U.S. channel chief John Thompson is leaving that post to take a newly created worldwide position in the HP Personal Systems Group.
  • Oracle: In The OS Biz
    Oracle's move to support Red Hat Linux better and cheaper than Red Hat itself took the Oracle OpenWorld crowd by storm last week. By pledging quality paid-support options for Red Hat Linux, Oracle has filled a gaping hole in its software stack: For better or worse, Oracle is now in the operating system business.
  • New Linux support option undercuts Red Hat's service


    Oracle Puts The Whammy On Red Hat
    In one fell swoop, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison last week both blessed Red Hat and blew it out of the water as he unveiled Oracle's own Linux support offering.
  • Rolls out MultiSync 37-inch monitor, hopes to entice partners to follow along


    NEC Zooms In On Digital Signage
    NEC Display Solutions has pushed its technology—and is hoping to move its channel partners—into a new realm of wide-screen, multipurpose digital signage with a new 37-inch monitor it says can be used for a variety of commercial solutions.
  • Vendors seek ways to capitalize on customers' need


    Data Encryption Makes A Big Splash In Market
    Recent headlines about lost or stolen laptops, tapes and devices, along with unauthorized access to data, have resulted in a big storage industry push to develop a variety of technologies for encrypting data.
  • Ten established vendors made CRN's Emerging Heavyweights list for their determination not to be out manuevered by the upstarts.


    Big Vendors Worth Your Notice
    Ten established vendors made CRN's Emerging Heavyweights list for their deterination not to be out manuevered by the upstarts.
  • Sign On The Dotted Line
    More than half of solution providers surveyed say they've added upstart vendors during the past 12 months.
  • More E-biz Suite, apps news on tap at Oracle OpenWorld


    Oracle Trots Out Laundry List Of 11g Database Perks
    Oracle blasted out a list of planned improvements for its upcoming Oracle 11g database, and details on Oracle E-business Suite 12 and Siebel 8 have emerged.
  • Gilroy To Step Down As OnForce CEO
    OnForce CEO Kevin Gilroy on Monday said he will give up his position at the online marketplace for technology services effective Jan. 1 to spend more time with his family.
  • Review: Will Disk Backup Trample Tape?
    Tandberg Data this month released a new portable disk technology called RDX QuikStor that aims to surpass existing tape-based archival technologies. The RDX solution can outperform competing tape backups such as DLT-4, DAT-72 and DAT-160.
  • Tech behemoth creates two new partner programs to encourage sales and channel loyalty for both the SMB and midmarket sectors


    IBM Plays To Midmarket MSP Channel Concerns
    IBM has introduced two new programs for midmarket solution providers that directly address the cost of doing business with the technology giant.

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