SMB/Midmarket Opportunities


  • IBM Global Services Wants To Right The Wrong
    IBM Global Services, admitting it has failed to be as strong a channel partner as the rest of IBM, this week is following through with its recent pledge to bring more services through the channel by holding the first meeting of its partner advisory panel.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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