Apple TV Readies Netflix Service
9:26 PM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
The Netflix streaming service will be delivered through a new Apple set-top box.
VMWorld 2010: Security Products Roundup
8:29 PM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
At VMWorld 2010, it's all about securing the cloud and a spate of security vendors have stepped up with virtual offerings to help ensure that happens.
Microsoft Building $500 Million Data Center In Virginia
6:33 PM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
As Microsoft continues with its cloud computing makeover, the company has inked a deal with the Commonwealth of Virginia to build a massive new data center in the southern part of the state.
RIM Partners Expect More Blackberry Compromises
4:28 PM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
Indian government authorities say RIM has given them some unspecified means of monitoring the Blackberry e-mail service in that country, and RIM partners say the company may have to make similar deals in other countries.
PC Sales Slowing For Rest Of Year, Says Gartner
2:58 PM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
But the age of the average commercial PC is already at an all-time high and businesses may not be able to delay replacements much longer, according to Gartner.
It's VM-War: Microsoft, VMware Fracas Continues With Lock-In Warning Letter
2:46 PM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
Microsoft published a letter in USA Today warning VMware customers of cloud computing and virtualization lock-in, an opening shot against its rival on the first day of VMworld.
Apple Could Unveil Surprises For iPod Nano, Touch
2:39 PM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
In a strange iPod reversal, Apple is rumored to be releasing an iPod Nano with a touch screen and an iPod Touch that will come equipped camera.
HP Seeking Sales Out Data From 5,000 SMB Partners
1:57 PM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
The $123 billion computer giant says the data will be used to provide improved sales alignment and "better services" to channel partners.
Skype Stays Poker-Faced As Cisco Rumor Swirls
1:29 PM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
With an eye on businesses and preparing the launch of its formal channel partner program, Skype brings Skype Connect 1.0 out of beta.
The CRN.com News Quiz -- August 2010
1:00 PM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
How well do you know the IT channel? In this quiz, we ask 10 questions regarding the business and technology issues that solution providers encountered in August, as reported on CRN. See how well you score!
Samsung's Galaxy-Sized Android Bet Paying Off
9:57 AM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
With brisk opening sales for Galaxy S and the daily rumor mill chugging for Galaxy Tab, Samsung's Android success stories appear writ large.
AutoCAD Back On The Mac, On iPads, iPhones Too
9:50 AM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
Move seen as proof that Apple Macs are once again popular for mainstream applications.
Google Buys SocialDeck As Social Media Spending Spree Continues
9:26 AM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
Google continued its social media and social networking buying spree to take on Facebook with the acquisition of social games maker SocialDeck.
Google's Priority Inbox Sorts Gmail For You
8:40 AM EST Tue. Aug. 31, 2010
Google calls mail that isn't very important "bologna" or "bacn" and has evolved Gmail's filter to separate the "bologna" from more important mail.
AMD Drops ATI Brand Name
8:23 PM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
AMD will phase out the name ATI over the next year, three years after acquiring the company along with its cutting-edge graphics technology, as it continues on the path to Fusion.
Google, AP Agree On New Licensing Deal
8:01 PM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
After almost eight months, Google and the Associated Press have reconciled their differences enough to re-establish a new licensing agreement that will allow the search engine giant to post AP news content on the Google News site.
Microsoft Brings Bing To Verizon Android Users
7:25 PM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
Microsoft already had a Bing app for the iPhone, and now it's got one for Android users too. But unless you're on Verizon, you're not going to be able to take advantage just yet.
Code Of Ethics Carries Weight For MSPAlliance Members
7:07 PM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
MSPAlliance relies on members to police each other and bring alleged misdeeds to the organization’s attention.
RSA Kicks Off Cloud Strategy With Product Launch
6:03 PM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
RSA launched a Solution for Cloud Security and Compliance, a security and compliance solution for cloud environments, which partners say could be one more arrow in their quiver but won't radically change their business.
System Builders Intrigued By Intel-Infineon Hookup
4:39 PM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
Intel made it official Monday, acquiring the wireless assets of Infineon, adding a new technology piece to a portfolio already bolstered by the acquisition of McAfee, earlier this month.
HP Fast-Tracks Private Cloud Deployments
4:17 PM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
HP on Monday launched CloudStart, an all-in-one cloud computing solution set that promises a private cloud in 30 days or less.
Riverbed Updates Steelhead Mobile, Now For Macs, Too
3:55 PM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
The latest version of Riverbed's mobile WAN optimization offering has goodies for Citrix, Microsoft and Apple environments.
Citrix Buys VMLogix, Bulks Up OpenCloud Infrastructure
2:03 PM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
Citrix has acquired public and private cloud virtualization management player VMLogix and added new interoperability and networking features to its OpenCloud cloud computing infrastructure platform.
CA Cloud Spending Spree Hits Near $1 Billion With Arcot Acquisition
11:43 AM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
CA continued its cloud computing spending spree with the $200 million buy of Arcot, a cloud-based authentication and fraud prevention player, pushing CA's recent acquisition total to around $1 billion.
Intel Nabs Infineon Wireless Unit, Upping Mobile Device Stake
10:05 AM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
Chip maker confirms it will pay $1.4 billion in an all-cash deal.
No Fly Zone? DOJ Eyes Google's Proposed Deal For ITA
9:45 AM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
Google confirms request for more information on its planned $700 million purchase of travel software developer.
Report: Apple's Smaller, Slicker iPod Nano Coming Wednesday
9:28 AM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
The Apple hype machine is alive and well and chugging with word that Apple's next-generation iPod Nano will be revealed at a media event on Sept. 1.
3Par: HP's 'Superior Proposal' Trumps Dell's Last Offer
8:42 AM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
Barring another, higher counteroffer from Dell, 3Par has notified Dell of its intention to terminate its contract with that company and sign the deal with HP.
The Wait Is Over: Apple iPad Delivery Delays Disappear
8:36 AM EST Mon. Aug. 30, 2010
Apple has reduced the shipping time for iPad orders from more than two weeks to 24 hours.
Does Paul Allen’s Patent Lawsuit Against Tech Giants Hold Water?
10:51 PM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
The four patents listed in Allen's lawsuit relate to technologies for features of browsers, alerts and displays that are "fundamental to the ways that leading e-commerce and search companies operate today."
Microsoft To Flex Marketing Muscle With Windows Phone 7
9:28 PM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
Microsoft needs Windows Phone 7 to be a hit, and it's planning to pull out the stops when it comes to marketing the forthcoming mobile OS, according to one Wall Street analyst.
HP-Dell Bidding War Reaches Fever Pitch
7:45 PM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
Some HP partners think the 3Par bidding war is getting out of control. Others would like to see HP close the deal.
Google Repairs Gmail Spam Glitch
7:37 PM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
Google repaired an e-mail glitch in Gmail that sent repeated e-mails from users accounts to people on their contact lists.
RSA Rolls Out MSSP Tools, Support To Partners
7:14 PM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
In response to the growing trend toward managed security services, RSA is adding resources to its SecurWorld channel program that simplifies the transition to the MSSP space.
Mozilla Puts Final Touches On Alpha Browser Fennec For Android
6:08 PM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
Mozilla is just about to release an alpha version of its Fennec mobile browser for smartphones running on Google's Android.
Paul Allen Sues Apple, Google, Others For Patent Infringement
3:36 PM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
The complaint, believed to be filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington state, alleges that the patents are fundamental to the ways that leading e-commerce and search companies operate today.
Watch Out Facebook: Google Social Media Plot Thickens With Angstro Buy
3:10 PM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
Google has acquired Angstro, another feather in its cap as it amasses a social media powerhouse to take on Facebook.
IBM Wraps Up $1.4-Billion Sterling Commerce Acquisition
3:08 PM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
IBM will combine the company's supply chain and B2B applications with its Coremetrics and Unica acquisitions to offer a potent marketing software lineup.
Intel Lowers Earnings Estimates For Q3
2:47 PM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
Two months after enjoying a record quarter, Intel is lowering its earning estimates for its fiscal third quarter.
CSC Rallies Around Cisco, EMC, VMware Coalition With Cloud Alliance
2:42 PM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
CSC is deepening its alliance with the VCE Coalition, leveraging the Vblock offering from Cisco, EMC and VMware to build cloud computing solutions.
Apple Splits With Design Partner Over Tablet PC Prototype
11:47 AM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
SurfaceInk publicizes a prototype 12.1-inch tablet in June; CEO says Apple considered it a potential competitive threat, according to The New York Times.
HP Raises Stakes Again, Increases 3Par Offer to $30 A Share
10:40 AM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
The quest to buy 3Par -- Dell or HP? -- is turning into an intense, blink-and-you'll-miss-it bidding war.
Will Apple Take iTunes Into The Cloud?
9:22 AM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
Apple has a music event planned for next week, which could see the release of a version of iTunes in the cloud, among other things.
Volley And Serve: Dell Matches HP's $1.8 Bid For 3Par
8:38 AM EST Fri. Aug. 27, 2010
The bidding war started between the two companies on Aug. 13 when Dell agreed to purchase 3Par, which specializes in virtual storage technology, for $18 per share, or $1.16 billion.
RIM, India To Continue Discussions Over BlackBerry Monitoring: Reports
9:09 PM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
BlackBerry maker RIM is trying to work with the government of India to settle that country's demand for access to e-ail messages sent by BlackBerry users.
Google Reaches 1 Million Calls On New Gmail VoIP Service
8:58 PM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
Google triumphantly announced that it reached the one million call mark just 24 hours after it launched a free VoIP calling service delivered via Gmail on users' computers.
Report: Intel, Infineon In Acquisition Talks
8:04 PM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
Intel's shopping spree may not be over; After acquiring McAfee last week, Intel may be looking to acquire the wireless business of Infineon, maker of the iPhone processor.
Uncertainty Over Novell's Future Takes Toll On Sales
6:07 PM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
Company executives stay mum on status of bids to acquire the software vendor.
HP Wastes No Time Upping Dell's Bid For 3PAR
5:16 PM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
HP and Dell both need 3PAR to bring enterprise-class storage technology in-house, and are turning their pursuit of 3PAR into a violent bidding war.
Symantec Pumps Up SMB Partner Marketing Support
4:35 PM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
Symantec, as part of its ongoing effort to provide better support and enablement resources to channel partners, this week unveiled new tools that take the headaches out of executing marketing campaigns.
SMBs Hungry For SaaS: Study
4:21 PM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
SMBs are using SaaS to move from on-premise to on-demand solutions, and ultimately to cloud computing, a new AMI study has found.
Cisco Acquires Video CMS Company
2:03 PM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
Cisco confirmed plans to buy ExtendMedia, a maker of software-based video content management systems.
HP Sharpens Private Cloud Claws
2:03 PM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
HP is looking to take the private cloud by storm, assembling a team of Cloud Advisors and launching a cloud assessment tool.
HP Adds To Application Management Portfolio With Stratavia Acquisition
12:45 PM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
HP says the acquisition provides opportunities for channel partners who help customers build out hybrid IT environments, private clouds and virtualized systems.
Cisco's Peres: It's About Enabling Partners To Choose
12:32 PM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
Cisco worldwide channel chief Edison Peres sat down with CRN editors at XChange Americas this week for a wide-ranging conversation on partner enablement, vertical market practices, the importance of services and an update on the supply chain.
3Par's New Deal With Dell Has Another Out Clause
11:32 AM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
3Par's board has unanimously recommended that its shareholders accept Dell's offer. Dell's tender offer to 3Par shareholders will expire on Sept. 20.
Facebook Says Hello To New Chat Features, Good-Bye To IE6
9:49 AM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
Fixes should improve the stability of the Web site's popular Chat feature.
3Par Accepts Dell's Latest Offer, Trumps HP By 30 Cents Per Share
9:44 AM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
Dell’s original agreement with 3Par included a provision to match competitive bids. Dell and 3Par have amended their original agreement to reflect the new offer price, according to Dell.
3 Reasons Dell Aero Doesn't Stand A Chance
9:38 AM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
The Dell Aero, the computer maker's new smartphone, is going to have a tough go of it due to its connection with AT&T, its outdated Google Android OS and its lackluster design.
Amazon: New Kindles Break Sales Records
8:57 AM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
The Kindles started shipping to customers Wednesday, two days earlier than previously announced.
Google Expands Free Phone Calling To Any Phone From Gmail
8:52 AM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
Existing Google Voice customers will see that number appear as the outbound caller ID and users can receive calls made to this number inside Gmail, according to Google.
IBM Offers Channel Partners Guidance In Social Media Marketing
12:01 AM EST Thu. Aug. 26, 2010
A new skills initiative provides training, resources on using social networking cites for competitive marketing.
Gartner: Virtualization, U.S. Recovery Drive Strong 2Q Server Sales
6:44 PM EST Wed. Aug. 25, 2010
Instead of virtualization technology cutting the number of servers required, indications now are that customers may actually be buying more servers to meet new needs for virtualized environments.
Pentagon Confirms 2008 Cyber Attack Against U.S. Military
6:29 PM EST Wed. Aug. 25, 2010
In revealing details of the attack, a defense officials said the U.S. needed to re-evaluate its defense strategies, as traditional methods of attack and counterattack are no longer applicable in cyber warfare.
Security Vulnerabilities Spike 36 Percent In First Half Of 2010: Report
2:53 PM EST Wed. Aug. 25, 2010
IBM analysis warns that growing use of virtualized systems and cloud computing are leading to increased security concerns.
IaaS Isn't Just Cloud Computing Fluff: Survey
12:51 PM EST Wed. Aug. 25, 2010
A Yankee Group survey has revealed that Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is started to grow within the cloud computing market, but it still has a ways to go to catch SaaS.
Crotty Brings Services Expertise To NetEnrich
8:21 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
NetEnrich works with managed services platform vendors like Kaseya and LPI Level Platforms to deliver managed services to customers.
Apple Patent Points To Possible Crossover iMac-iPad Technology
8:16 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
The Website Patently Apple found an Apple patent for switching between high-res keyboard and mouse input and low-res touch input that could be the basis for a single device that could act as both an iMac and an iPad.
Apple Negotiating 99-Cent TV Show Rental Deal
8:06 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Reports indicate that Apple is in mid-negotiations with major networks regarding a new 99-cent TV show rental service, which users could access via iTunes, and is about to launch upgrades to its iPod Touch and Apple TV to provide better video streaming capabilities.
Nexenta, Supermicro Partner On Storage For Custom Systems Market
6:35 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Storage software developer Nexenta and server builder Supermicro have teamed to provide high-availability clustered storage in a single appliance to the custom systems market.
Three Tips From A Savvy Channel Entrepreneur
5:46 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Arguably the channel’s most famous son, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban offers some advice to solution providers.
Microsoft Warns Users Of DLL Preloading Attack Vector
4:37 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Microsoft issued a security advisory warning users of a new attack vector that could lead attackers to exploit critical vulnerabilities in the way external libraries are loaded.
Yahoo Searches In U.S. Now Powered By Microsoft Bing
4:07 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
The companies continue work to migrate Yahoo's advertising platform to Microsoft technology.
HP, Others Looked At Acquiring 3PAR Before Dell's Offer
4:01 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
"Company B," most likely a code name for HP, made the first offer to acquire 3PAR, but was rejected in favor of Dell's later offer, according to a 3PAR SEC filing on Dell's bid to acquire the storage vendor.
Dell's Aero Smartphone Released With AT&T Support
3:41 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Dell showed its intention to be a serious player in the Google Android-based smartphone market with the release of its new Aero.
Integrator Mobilizes Cloud Computing
3:35 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Integrator Model Metrics has launched its new 2GO mobile cloud computing platform to deliver cloud applications to smartphones and other mobile devices.
Samsung Wets Appetites With Galaxy Tab Teaser Video, Web Site
2:49 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Samsung made its tablet plans official Tuesday when it released a video and a web site showcasing the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet based on Google Android.
Google Launches Push Notification Feature For Gmail, Calendar
1:39 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Google released a new push e-mail and notification feature for the iPhone that alerts users to e-mail messages or calendar appointments.
Midmarket Wish List
1:32 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Virtualization has become a top technology priority among midsize enterprises, with many of them going so far as to completely virtualize their entire IT infrastructures.
Cloud Players Unite For Enterprise Private Cloud Initiative
1:14 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Three cloud computing vendors and one systems integrator have teamed up to deliver a self-service private cloud play to the enterprise.
Hackers Hit iTunes Accounts, But How Are They Getting In?
1:11 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Conflicting reports blame a security hole in iTunes or an old phishing scam.
McAfee: Intel Deal Won't Alter Channel Focus
12:34 PM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
McAfee wants its partners to rest assured it has no intention of changing its existing relationships with channel partners once the Intel acquisition is approved by regulators.
Apple's Got The Touch: Patents Show Touch-Screen iMac, MacBook
11:36 AM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
A series of patent applications shows that Apple is looking to broaden its touch-screen product base to include the iMac and MacBook.
For Virgin Mobile, True Mobility Means No Contracts
11:00 AM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Small-business owners can now connect to the Web on the road without busting the bank.
Photos Shed New Light On Google Android-Based Samsung Galaxy Tab
10:37 AM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Photos and new details have emerged of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a tablet based on Google Android 2.2, aka Froyo.
Who The Heck Is 3Par? And Why Are HP, Dell In A Tizzy?
9:27 AM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
It’s that word, 'cloud,' that seems to have HP and Dell (and others?) all putting in their bids for 3Par. Both believe 3Par can accelerate their strategy in what HP called 'converged infrastructure' during its call with analysts Monday.
Was Foursquare Facebook’s ‘Places’ Proof Of Concept?
9:10 AM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Foursquare may have acted as a year-long, proof-of-concept experiment that Facebook observed before deciding to enter the location-based social network fray.
What Does Apple's Patent Filing Mean For The Average iPhone User?
9:00 AM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Apple filed a patent application that would allow it to detect iPhone users' behavior and deactivate devices remotely; so what's that mean for an average iPhone user?
New Intel, Nokia Development Lab To Create 3D Interfaces For Mobile Devices
8:32 AM EST Tue. Aug. 24, 2010
Development work is based on the MeeGo open-source platform the two companies launched in February
LANDesk To Be Acquired By Investment Firm Thoma Bravo
8:29 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Endpoint company LANDesk signed a deal Monday to be acquired by investor firm Thoma Bravo, which executives say will allow the company to focus resources on innovation and growing its channel.
D&H VARs Provide Big ROI For Small Business Customers
7:15 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
SMB distirbution power D&H Distributing is showcasing the technology prowess of its VARs with a "Share Your SMB Success Stories" project.
ViewSonic Provides Big Pay Day For Partners With New Channel Program
7:02 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
ViewSonic is kicking its Finch Club channel program into high gear with dramatic increases in incentives and backend rebates for its partners.
XChange: Customer Buying Habits Favor As-A-Service Model
7:00 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
VARs need to get with the cloud computing program and redefine their role as trusted adviser to customers, says Rauline Ochs, general manager of Everything Channel's IPED.
EMC Trumps HP-Dell 3Par Battle With New VMware Integration
6:39 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Nevermind the bidding war between HP and Dell for storage virtualizaiton software maker 3Par. EMC is trumping both storage rivals by unleashing an unprecedented level of storage integration with its crown jewels VMware product.
HP, Dell Bidding War Over 3PAR Too Expensive, EMC Exec Says
4:30 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
EMC CMO Jeremy Burton said the bidding war between HP and Dell over 3PAR is not at all like EMC's fight with NetApp over Data Domain, and that the eventual winner will get technology that does not meet current storage trends.
Nimbula Keeps Cloud Computing Cash Coming With New Funding Round
4:17 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Cloud operating system player Nimbula, formed by two former Amazon executives, has raised an additional $15 million in funding.
Facebook Enters Location Sharing With Bare Bones 'Places'
4:10 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Facebook has jumped on the location sharing bandwagon with the launch of its Facebook Places app, which critics say doesn't hold a candle to more developed services such as Foursquare or Gowalla.
GTDC: Partner Code of Conduct Focuses On Integrity
4:05 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
The code states that GTDC members will adhere to applicable international anti-corruption, competition and anti-trust laws, export laws and laws that protect the environment, said Tim Curran, CEO of the GTDC.
3 Reasons Google Likes Like.com
3:44 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Google is adding stronger visual search to its arsenal with the acquisition of Like.com. Here are three reasons Like.com caught Google's eye.
Microsoft: Windows Phone Development Tools Are In Hot Demand
3:34 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
The vendor sets Sept. 16 for final release of the development toolset.
Arrow CEO Discusses Strategies For Acquisitions, The Cloud, Services
2:48 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Arrow's acquisition of Shared Technologies should help VARs quickly participate in telephony-related services they’re not building for themselves, said CEO Mike Long.
Top PC Makers Ship Netbooks With Intel's Dual-Core Mobile Atom
2:31 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Acer, ASUS, and other top mobile PC manufacturers on Monday hit retail and distribution outlets with a variety of netbooks based on Intel's new N550 dual-core mobile Atom processor.
Apple, Verizon Hammer Out Possible 2011 iPhone Launch
1:32 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Rumor has it that Apple will be breaking exclusivity with AT&T to partner with Verizon for an SVDO iPhone launch in an effort to expand coverage and compete with its biggest challenger, Android.
Amazon Readies Next-Generation Kindle 3 E-Reader For Shipment
12:55 PM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
The Kindle 3 combines enhanced capabilities with a lower price to maintain an edge over competing e-readers and multi-purpose devices.
XChange: Microsoft Dangles Incentives To Cloud-Wary Partners
11:28 AM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Microsoft is well aware that up-front costs are keeping VARs on the sidelines of cloud computing, and it's offering a new cloud-related channel program to help assuage their fears.
HP: Channel Would Help Bring 3Par Products To Market
11:03 AM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
HP has had discussions to buy 3Par for some time but would not clarify whether an original offer was rebuffed. It was also unclear whether an offer was made while Mark Hurd was CEO.
VARs Behaving Badly
10:55 AM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Unscrupulous actions have always been an issue in the rough-and-tumble technology solution sales trenches, where winning a sizable deal can mean the difference between a big sales commission and losing your job. But solution providers say they see a disturbing rise in VARs' willingness to cross that ethical line to win business and make fast cash
Apple Patent Looks To Thwart Unauthorized iPhone Use, Jailbreaking
10:39 AM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Apple has filed for a patent that would allow it to detect unauthorized iPhone users and remotely deactivate iPhones, but the filing also allows it to kill devices if evidence of jailbreaking is discovered.
Facebook Adds To Location Check-In Services With Hot Potato Acquisition
9:22 AM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Move could signal more aggressive competition against FourSquare and Gowalla check-in sites
Motorola: European Users Won't See Android 2.2 Until Q4
9:03 AM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
In the U.S., Android 2.2 is currently being rolled out to Droid customers and the upgrade for Droid X users is planned for late summer.
HP: Not So Fast Dell, We Want 3Par Too
8:58 AM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
The offer is about one-third higher than the $18 per share that Dell said last week that it would pay to buy 3Par
Google Likey: Search Giant Continues Shopping Spree With Like.com Acquisition
8:35 AM EST Mon. Aug. 23, 2010
Google plans to acquire visual search engine for fashion Like.com for an estimated $100 million, an acquisition that will bulk up Google's visual search capabilities.
XChange: Midmarket CIOs Look To VARs For Innovation
10:10 PM EST Sun. Aug. 22, 2010
Midmarket CIOs say they are relying on solution provider partners for that next-generation application.
Nokia Buys Motally To Boost Mobile Apps
8:50 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
Nokia is working hard to enhance its Ovi Internet services, which includes Ovi Store, where users can download mobile games, applications, videos, images, and ring tones to Nokia devices.
Facebook Places Gains Ally With EFF, Critic With ACLU
8:07 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
Facebook said the ACLU was wrong when it raised privacy issues over Facebook's new Places location function, while the EFF took the middle ground by praising Facebook for its concern about privacy even as it warned users against certain Places practices.
Symantec To Partners: Don't Sweat Intel-McAfee
7:42 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
Symantec is reiterating to channel partners its long-held message that its broad, diversified security technology portfolio will offer the quickest route to healthy services revenue.
Aruba Confirms Marketing Executive Changes
7:11 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
Aruba's head of strategic marketing will move to a new role, CRN has learned.
FusionStorm Institutes Changes, Prepares To Pay Damages In TIG Lawsuit
6:30 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
FusionStorm has changed some of its hiring practices in the wake of the lawsuit filed against it three years ago by TIG, and said it has the financial base to handle the jury-mandated damages.
Google Patches 11 Flaws In Chrome Browser Update
5:03 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
Google, in its latest Chrome Web browser update, fixed two critical vulnerabilities and also included a workaround for a bug in the Windows kernel.
Mark Cuban To Headline XChange Americas 2010
3:52 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
Former VAR and current NBA owner Mark Cuban will talk technology, business and entrepreneurial insights with solutions providers in Dallas.
Start-Up Pareto Aspires To 'Marquee Vendor' In Cloud Networking
2:25 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
The two-year-old company launches enterprise cloud services and a channel program.
HP Confirms Tablet Strategy For Windows, WebOS
2:03 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
HP plans to offer a Windows-based tablet PC soon, and will follow shortly thereafter with one based on the webOS operating system it got with its acquisition earlier this year of Palm.
Google App Engine Update Adds Multi-Tenancy
1:46 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
Google has released the updated version of its App Engine cloud computing platform, adding multi-tenancy and a host of other new features and functions.
Salesforce Says Adopters Of Its Chatter App Approach 20,000 Businesses
1:41 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
The company reports 25 percent sales growth in its second quarter to $394.4 million.
Making a World of Difference
1:00 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
Embracing diversity can help an organization grow its business. By gaining firsthand knowledge of a particular culture, VARs can target untapped markets and leverage programs that both the federal government and vendors have around diversity.
CRN Diverse 100 -- The List
1:00 PM EST Fri. Aug. 20, 2010
Our 2010 Diverse 100 listing
Symantec Partners See Potential In Intel-McAfee Tie-Up
10:24 PM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
Symantec partners are now over the shock of the Intel's $7.68 billion bid to acquire McAfee, and they're starting to believe that Symantec might have a problem on its hands as a result of the tie-up.
HP Hardware Business Drives Strong Q3 Revenue, Earnings Growth
9:15 PM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
HP showed strength across its entire hardware portfolio for its third fiscal quarter of 2010, leading the company to increase its outlook for the entire fiscal year.
ACLU Raises Privacy Questions About Facebook's 'Places'
8:09 PM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
The ACLU on Thursday said Facebook's new Places function, which lets users broadcast their location to friends, makes it hard for users to control their privacy.
TIG-FusionStorm Case Could Set Precedent On Hiring, Business Secrets Practices
5:14 PM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
TIG and FusionStorm have finally settled a lawsuit over alleged hiring and confidential business secrets in a case that could help set legal limits on such practices in the solution provider community.
Dell Shares Fall After Market Close As Profit Misses Expectations
5:13 PM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
Dell’s best-performing business unit was large enterprise, which reported $4.5 billion in sales, up 38 percent.
New Riverbed Marketing VP Sets Sites On Channel Growth
4:42 PM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
Carolyn Crandall, a veteran of i365, Juniper and Cisco, joined the WAN optimization stalwart a few weeks ago.
Tech Data CEO Weighs In On Intel-McAfee, HP Post-Hurd, Market Opportunities
4:30 PM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
HP's new CEO will have a big void to fill in terms of being visible in the channel, said Tech Data's Bob Dutkowsky.
Former 3Com President Nabs Top Job At Smart Grid Specialist
2:51 PM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
The smart grid and metering vendor Echelon, based in San Diego, gains a networking veteran with channel expertise.
SAP, Sybase Detail Plans To Expand Mobile Computing Offerings
1:10 PM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
Sybase will continue to operate as an independent business unit following SAP's acquisition of Sybase last month.
VARs: Intel-McAfee Deal Is PC Vs. Mac Security Game Changer
12:41 PM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
The blockbuster deal could once and for all solve the perennial spyware, malware and virus issues that have made PCs less attractive than Apple systems.
Intel, McAfee Envision Integrated Security Beyond PCs
11:51 AM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
Because Intel and McAfee have been workingly jointly, if separately, for 18 months, the first products to feature integrated technology between the two companies should come in early 2011.
Move Over, Android: HTC Tablet Rumor Puts Spotlight on Google’s Chrome
11:00 AM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
The rumored HTC tablet may give Google's forthcoming operating system some valuable momentum and buzz this holiday season.
RIM Closing In On Mobile Ad Network Buy: Report
9:30 AM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
RIM was hoping to pull the trigger on an acquisition of AdMob rival Millennial, but the price is too high, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Intel Buys McAfee In $7.68 Billion Blockbuster
9:07 AM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
Intel plans to buy McAfee in a bid to broaden its security software presence.
Tech Data Q2 Sales, Earnings Top Expectations
9:04 AM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
Sales in the Americas were $2.60 billion, an increase of 8.4 percent from the prior-year quarter.
Check Yourself: Facebook Places Takes On Foursquare
8:28 AM EST Thu. Aug. 19, 2010
Facebook has launched a new mobile application called Facebook Places that takes some elements from applications like Foursquare and lets users check in at certain locations.
Verizon Develops TV App For iPad
10:59 PM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
Verizon hopes to change TV viewing habits by allowing Apple iPad users to stream TV content in their homes.
Google CEO Says Online Privacy Concerns May Lead People To Change Their Names
9:42 PM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
In a wide-ranging interview, Google's Eric Schmidt makes some surprising predictions about the future.
Who Will Be The Wireless Industry's Next Glamour Couple?
8:43 PM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
Apple and AT&T have been going steady for three years, and now it looks like Google and Verizon Wireless are, too. In an industry where tight wireless partnerships are working out, you have to wonder, who's next?
Foxconn Reorganizes Manufacturing, Rallies Workers After Suicide Streak
8:38 PM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
Foxconn, the world's largest electronics manufacturer whose customers include the IT industry's biggest names, is reorginizing its China manufacturing operations and trying to increase worker morale after a spate of suicides.
Micro Focus Touts North America Expansion Amid Company Changes
6:16 PM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
With a new CEO and five successful North American acquisitions in the past two years, the application modernization company appears to be bulking up.
NetApp Revenue, Earnings Spike In Q1
4:56 PM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
NetApp reported revenue and earnings growth that was even higher than the already considerable growth reported last month by storage arch-rival EMC.
Sophos Warns Of New Facebook Clickjacking Worm
4:47 PM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
Sophos is warning of a new worm that tricks Facebook users into sharing malicious content with other users without their knowledge, in the latest iteration of the tried-and-true "clickjacking" technique.
T-Mobile Promises HSPA+ Speeds WIth Upcoming G2 Phone
3:48 PM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
The carrier touts forthcoming Android device in mini-site, but few details are known save for promised 4G-like speeds.
Report: Google Chrome OS Tablet Coming To Verizon
3:13 PM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
Google and Verizon are getting pretty chummy on the Android and net neutrality fronts, and according to the latest scuttlebutt, the two companies are planning to launch a Chrome OS powered tablet later this year.
Integrator Highlights Cloud Savings With ROI Calculator
3:01 PM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
Cloud computing integrator Astadia has launched a cloud ROI calculator to show the savings of a cloud deployment versus on-premise.
More Details Emerge From Hurd-Fisher Harassment Claim
1:45 PM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
Jodie Fisher alleges that she lost work with HP after snubbing former CEO Mark Hurd.
New Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Gets Premature Debut
10:50 AM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
German shopping site posts, then pulls photos of new device
3 Reasons Facebook Will Never Add A Legitimate 'Dislike' Button
9:07 AM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
As Facebook works to block the dislike button scam, here are three reasons why Facebook will never offer a legitimate dislike option.
RIM: Amazon's BlackBerry Torch Pricing Not A 'Price Cut'
8:53 AM EST Wed. Aug. 18, 2010
A RIM spokesperson tells CRN that Amazon's low price for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is in no way a price cut by RIM.
eEye CTO Maiffret Weighs In On Cloud Security, Disclosure Debate
9:29 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
Marc Maiffret, former chief hacking officer at eEye Digital Security, returned to the company in June after a three-year hiatus. CRN caught up with Maiffret recently to discuss topics ranging from cloud security to how Microsoft is engaging the security research community.
Yahoo Transitions To Bing, Raises Search Marketshare
9:22 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
Yahoo search will be "Powered by Bing" under the new arrangement.
Congressmen Speak Out Against Verizon-Google Broadband Proposal
8:23 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
Net neutrality proponents are slamming a recent proposal from Google and Verizon that would prohibit wireline carriers from discriminating against any type of Internet traffic, but would not penalize wireless carriers for doing the same.
Costs To Build BlackBerry Torch 9800 Near Those Of iPhone: iSuppli
8:20 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
The component costs of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 are close to those of the Apple iPhone 4, but Apple enjoys a much higher retail price and far better sales with its smart phone.
IBM Expands POWER7 Servers At High-End, Entry Levels
6:26 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
IBM is following its February launch of its midrange POWER7 servers with new high-end and entry-level models targeted at a struggling market for Unix servers.
Adobe Eyes Web Content Management With Day Software Deal
5:52 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
The acquisition will help Adobe expand its product lineup to include Web content management, digital asset management and social collaboration applications.
Avaya Data Networking Chief: Full Speed Ahead
5:15 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
Steve Bandrowczak, who took over Avaya's Data Solutions business in June, sees nothing but growth for that piece of the Avaya data business now that it exists in a stable financial position.
TIG, FusionStorm Reach Settlement In Competitive Hiring Case
4:36 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
FusionStorm will pay nearly $11 million to resolve the long-running case that involved one VAR recruiting key personnel from another.
Microsoft Aurora Server Builds Small Business 'Bridge To Cloud'
3:54 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
Microsoft launched the preview of Windows Small Business Server, code-name Aurora, which the company said gives small businesses both cloud computing and on-premise options.
Feds: No Charges In Pa. Webcam School Spying Case
2:38 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
The FBI has wrapped up its probe of a Philadelphia area high school and found that school officials didn't engage in criminal activity while using laptop tracking software and Webcams to keep track of students' school-issued laptops.
Apple Launching Smaller iPad Already?
1:02 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
Apple is reportedly prepping a new, 7-inch version of its popular iPad as competition in the tablet computer market heats up.
Apple Manager Pleads Not Guilty As Suppliers Respond To Kickback Probe
12:34 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
Paul Shin Devine says he's not guilty of receiving illegal kickbacks from six different Apple component suppliers, one of which is also denying illegal kickbacks occurred.
Adobe AIR Coming To Google Android
12:31 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
Adobe's AIR platform for running Web apps across multiple platforms and devices without a browser will soon be available for the Google Android platform.
Thumbs Down: Facebook Battles Bogus 'Dislike' Button
12:24 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
Facebook is trying to block a scam that promises a phony 'dislike' button.
Touch Screen Or Keypad? Nokia X3 Offers Both
12:19 PM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
The company targets new X3 Touch and Type toward consumer cell phone market.
Avaya Executive Shuffle Continues With Two New Appointments
11:14 AM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
Avaya takes another step in its executive team makeover, with changes to its services and government chief roles.
Calling All Tablet Makers: Can Anyone Beat Apple's iPad?
10:20 AM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
Competitors to Apple's iPad can't seem to get out of their own way, meaning that the most interesting tablet competition so far has come from an unlikely source.
HP Tightens Application Security With Fortify Software Acquisition
10:08 AM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
HP plans to buy application security player Fortify Software, an acquisition that HP said will help security applications throughout their life cycle.
Microsoft Windows Phone 7: Game On
10:05 AM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
Company debuts 50 game titles for the mobile operating system as Gamescon 2010 show in Germany.
BlackBerry Torch 9800: Is The Flame Out Already?
8:34 AM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9800, the smartphone maker's supposed summer savior, has suffered less than impressive sales, so much so that some sellers are slashing the price.
Dell To OEM Aruba Wireless Products
1:00 AM EST Tue. Aug. 17, 2010
The deal gives Dell an end-to-end networking portfolio alongside its data center products and existing networking relationships with Brocade and Juniper.
Apple Supplier Says It Paid 'Brokerage Commission' To Indicted Apple Employee
9:12 PM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
The Wall Street Journal reported that one of the six companies mentioned in a indictment of an Apple employee accused of receiving kickbacks from Apple suppliers admitted that it paid "brokerage commission" to a third-party company related to business it did with Apple.
Steady Stream Of Verizon iPhone Rumors Flows On
8:18 PM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
Verizon seems destined to be a carrier for Apple iPhone, judging by the flow of rumors.
Microsoft's Volume Licensing Portal Down Again
7:43 PM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
Microsoft customers and partners are dealing with an outage in the company's volume licensing portal that rendered the site inaccessible for three days, and Microsoft isn't offering any insight into what went wrong.
Government, Industry Battle Lines Being Drawn On Net Neutrality Issue
5:00 PM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
AT&T supports last week's proposal by Google and Verizon that would allow Internet service providers to engage in network management and prioritize different types of traffic, but a group of four U.S. Representatives blasted the plan.
Hurd Went Around HP Board For Contractor Settlement: Report
4:34 PM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
Embattled former CEO Hurd reportedly settled with his sexual harassment accuser without the HP board's authorization, which is what led to the board's agreement to oust him.
Meet eZuce: Open Source, Midmarket, Cloud-Ready UC
3:58 PM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
A startup emerging from stealth mode this month, eZuce features technology that was incubating for years as part of SIPfoundry and briefly at Nortel.
Sophos Warns Of Facebook Dislike Button Scam
3:51 PM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
Attackers are once again using peoples' tendency to blindly click on links within Facebook to spread spam, according to a security researcher from Sophos.
3PAR Bid Takes Dell Into Enterprise Storage, Raises Concern About EMC
3:09 PM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
By acquiring 3PAR, Dell gets a storage virtualization developer with technology that can help it break into the enterprise storage market where it may start butting heads with its best storage partner, EMC.
Oracle Pulls Plug On OpenSolaris Development Work
11:46 AM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
Company wants to focus its efforts on Solaris 11, the next commercial release of the Sun operating system.
Dell Inks Deal For Storage Virtualization Specialist 3Par
9:48 AM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
3Par's architecture, storage servers, operating system and other software applications will complement Dell’s existing storage offerings, says Dell.
Chip Makers, Investors Gang Up On Intel, Invest $48M In CPU Startup
9:22 AM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
ARM, Texas Instruments, and the primary investor with AMD in chip manufacturer Globalfoundries got together with other investors to bet $48 million that data centers will want low-power smart phone-like processors for their future servers.
Galaxy Tab Revealed: Firmware Leak Confirms Samsung's New Baby
8:59 AM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
An alleged European firmware update offers specs on the Samsung tablet's screen, cameras and software.
Google, Verizon Net Neutrality Pact Still Under Fire, Protest
8:49 AM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
Google and Verizon are still under heavy fire as consumer and public advocacy groups protest their broadband Internet plan that opponents say could crush net neutrality and create an environment of pay-to-play when it comes to Internet content.
Apple Employee Arrested for Taking $1M in Supplier Kickbacks
8:24 AM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
The employee allegedly used a front company and a series of U.S. and foreign bank accounts to receive payments for providing confidential information to suppliers.
LG-Ericsson USA Debuts
8:00 AM EST Mon. Aug. 16, 2010
It may be a new brand, but LG-Ericsson USA is in fact the former channel business of SMC Networks, which has been through a number of changes since being spun off from SMC nearly a year ago.
Microsoft To Show Off IE9 Beta Next Month
7:44 PM EST Fri. Aug. 13, 2010
Microsoft plans to debut the Internet Explorer 9 beta next month at an event in San Francisco that will aim to demonstrate the browser's ability to deliver the "beauty" of the native Web.
Asus To Launch Linux-Based Tablet PC
6:49 PM EST Fri. Aug. 13, 2010
Asus' upcoming device will be aimed at both commercial PC users and content consumers, with a full range of features for inputting and accessing content, the company said.
Avnet Plans To Buy Australian Distributor itX
5:04 PM EST Fri. Aug. 13, 2010
itX distributes software, hardware and services from vendors including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, VMware, Apple, Citrix, Red Hat, and Trend Micro.
Oracle Lawsuit Charges Google With Infringing Java Patents And Copyrights
3:45 PM EST Fri. Aug. 13, 2010
But will Sun Microsystems' earlier open-source moves with Java make enforcing those patents more difficult?
CA Tackles Cloud Consulting With 4Base Buy
12:28 PM EST Fri. Aug. 13, 2010
CA Technologies has continued its cloud computing push with the acquisition of 4Base, a cloud and virtualization consulting firm that CA said will act as the hub for a new cloud services group.
IBM To Acquire Marketing Application Developer Unica For $480 Million
11:54 AM EST Fri. Aug. 13, 2010
Unica deal, combined with Coremetrics and Sterling Commerce acquisitions, strengthens IBM's E-commerce lineup
Will Hurd Departure Cool Off HP-Cisco Rivalry?
10:15 AM EST Fri. Aug. 13, 2010
Don't bet on it, say HP and Cisco VARs: The die has been cast for a long battle over control of the data center.
HP Directors Hit With Lawsuit Over Hurd's Ouster
12:42 AM EST Fri. Aug. 13, 2010
Hewlett-Packard's Directors were the target of a class action lawsuit that alleges the board violated their fiduciary duties.
VARs See Holes In Google CEO's Privacy, Anonymity Stance
9:02 PM EST Thu. Aug. 12, 2010
Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently reiterated the distinction his company sees between privacy and anonymity, but security solution providers say his arguments are just a bunch of self-serving 'Google-speak.'
McAfee: Partners Were Crucial In AV Glitch Cleanup
5:19 PM EST Thu. Aug. 12, 2010
McAfee says its plan to enlist channel partners to help fix the problems associated with its faulty antivirus signature was a success. Could other security vendors follow McAfee's lead in future such situations?
Google Apps Continues Cloud Assault On Microsoft Exchange
5:09 PM EST Thu. Aug. 12, 2010
Google updated its Google Apps Migration for Microsoft Exchange, adding features that make it easier for solution providers to move clients into the cloud and off of legacy systems.
Google Plots Cloud-Based Android Invasion With New Apps
4:47 PM EST Thu. Aug. 12, 2010
Google launched a pair of new Android apps on Thursday, Chrome to Phone and Voice Actions, both of which leverage the cloud.
SMB Cloud Spending To Approach $100 Billion By 2014
1:54 PM EST Thu. Aug. 12, 2010
Cloud computing spending among SMBs will exceed $95 million globally, a recent report from AMI Partners has revealed.
IBM And Oracle Resolve Litigation Over 'Executive Poaching' Case
1:11 PM EST Thu. Aug. 12, 2010
The resolution would allow 31-year IBM veteran Joanne Olsen to take a job managing Oracle's on-demand business unit.
HP Reassures Partners That Channel Teams Remain Focused On Objectives
11:46 AM EST Thu. Aug. 12, 2010
HP's Channel leadership team, led by Vice President Stephen DiFranco, reassured partners that the computer giant remains "absolutely focused" on channel sales and execution despite the unexpected departure of former HP CEO Mark Hurd.
Apple iOS Flaw Fix Won't Protect Jailbroken iPhones; JailbreakMe Code Released
9:09 AM EST Thu. Aug. 12, 2010
Jailbroken Apple iPhones are still prone to attack after Apple issues iOS flaw fixes. Meanwhile, the developer of JailbreakMe 2.0 released the source code of his iOS exploit for all to use.
5 Big Challenges For Dell's Streak
8:56 AM EST Thu. Aug. 12, 2010
Dell's Streak device looks promising, but there's plenty stacked against it, too, especially in a crowded Android marketplace.
Symantec Intros VAR-Friendly Backup Exec 2010 R2
7:41 PM EST Wed. Aug. 11, 2010
Symantec on Wednesday rolled out a new version of its Backup Exec 2010 data protection software the company said will make it easier for solution providers to sell, install, and, most importantly, get renewals.
Kaspersky Warns Of First SMS Trojan For Android
7:22 PM EST Wed. Aug. 11, 2010
Kaspersky Lab has discovered what it's calling the first SMS Trojan specifically targeted at Android devices, a piece of malware that's giving some users in Russia a shock when opening their mobile bills.
Overall U.S. Broadband Adoption Rate Slows, Although African-American Use Increases
6:08 PM EST Wed. Aug. 11, 2010
Broadband access growth is slowing in the U.S., according to the Pew Research Center, and part of the reason appears to be lack of interest on the part of non-Internet uses.
Cisco Shows Strength In Q4, But Supply Chain Still Not Normal
5:51 PM EST Wed. Aug. 11, 2010
Cisco saw profit and revenues above or in line with Wall Street expectations, and touted huge wins in product areas like UCS, even though some of its supply chain problems are expected to continue through the end of calendar 2010.
Apple Security Updates Fix Critical iOS Flaws
5:10 PM EST Wed. Aug. 11, 2010
A week after pledging to issue a fix for a pair of serious security holes in iOS, Apple has followed through with security patches that will allow iPhone and iPad users to avoid the ignominy of an owned device.
Tech Data's Demo Center Helps VAR Close Cisco UCS Deal
4:17 PM EST Wed. Aug. 11, 2010
integraONE used Tech Data's Solution Center to demonstrate both an HP and a Cisco blade server environment to a customer despite the fact that the distributor only opened its UCS demo environment within the last 30 days.
SMBs Gobbling Up Cloud Computing In 2010
3:36 PM EST Wed. Aug. 11, 2010
So far in 2010, SMBs are more aggressively adopting cloud computing services and solutions than large enterprises, a recent Spiceworks study found.
Adobe Sounds Alarm On Six Critical Flash Flaws
2:56 PM EST Wed. Aug. 11, 2010
Adobe is advising Flash Player users to upgrade to the latest version after discovering six new critical vulnerabilities affecting the widely used software.
CSA Continues Cloud Security Certification Push
1:33 PM EST Wed. Aug. 11, 2010
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has launched a cloud computing security certification for solution providers and IT pros to show they're up to speed with cloud security.
F5 Touts Partner Gains Behind Encouraging Growth
11:31 AM EST Wed. Aug. 11, 2010
F5 Networks has channel partners to thank for a year of steady growth, and according to its North America channel chief, greater channel investment is on the way.
Oracle Puts Solaris, Sparc Servers Back On Track
10:25 AM EST Wed. Aug. 11, 2010
Oracle executive talks up five-year Sparc development road map and next year's debut of Solaris 11
Will Streak's Confusing Identity Help Or Hurt Dell?
10:04 AM EST Wed. Aug. 11, 2010
The Streak appears to be not quite a smartphone and not quite a tablet, but given Dell's late entry into the Android frenzy, that confusion might end up hurting its sales.
McAfee Outlines Plan For Stemming Malware Deluge
9:02 PM EST Tue. Aug. 10, 2010
Greater cooperation between security experts and government agencies can yield the kind of coordination that's necessary to keep pace with malware distribution syndicates, according to a new McAfee report.
Microsoft Fixes Media File, Silverlight Flaws In Patch Tuesday Release
6:59 PM EST Tue. Aug. 10, 2010
Microsoft issued a larger-than-normal set of security bulletins in its August Patch Tuesday release, with the prevailing message once again being that users shouldn't click on e-mailed links without doing some due diligence.
D&H Co-President Gives HP Exec Team A Vote Of Confidence
6:01 PM EST Tue. Aug. 10, 2010
Michael Schwab says HP's executive team is more than up to the challenge of making sure the business remains strong in the wake of the unexpected resignation of HP Chairman, CEO and President Mark Hurd.
SMB Solution Providers See 2010 Sales Rebound
5:39 PM EST Tue. Aug. 10, 2010
Solution providers attending D&H Distributing's New England Technology show say they are seeing a sales rebound this year based in part on a rise in security threats and a hardware refresh.
Intacct Adds Professional Services Accounting To Cloud Computing Apps
5:32 PM EST Tue. Aug. 10, 2010
The deal with Clarizen will bring Intacct into closer competition with NetSuite.
Intel Is Watching: Chipmaker Talks New Surveillance And Security Solutions
3:31 PM EST Tue. Aug. 10, 2010
Not content with just being in desktops, notebooks and servers, Intel is looking to get its chips into adjacent markets including digital surveillance and security.
Cloud, Channel Push Rackspace To Solid Q2
2:57 PM EST Tue. Aug. 10, 2010
Rackspace Hosting Inc. posted a solid second quarter thanks in part to its cloud computing offerings and its increased traction in the channel.
IBM Adds To Content Management Lineup With Datacap Acquisition
1:18 PM EST Tue. Aug. 10, 2010
The software offers ability to digitize and store unstructured data from documents and forms.
Meet Droid 2: Verizon, Motorola Confirm Pumped-Up Successor
11:08 AM EST Tue. Aug. 10, 2010
Much-rumored Droid 2 adds processing power, software upgrades and a better keyboard to original Droid design.
Korean Police Raid Google Offices Seeking Street View Data
10:41 AM EST Tue. Aug. 10, 2010
Issue of data mistakenly collected during development of Street View mapping service just won't go away
Leaked Verizon Road Map Screams Android, Android, Android
9:03 AM EST Tue. Aug. 10, 2010
Boy Genius Report post indicates Verizon is doubling down on Android, from smartphones to tablets, and pumping up LTE.
3 Gotchas In The Google, Verizon Web Plan
9:00 AM EST Tue. Aug. 10, 2010
Google and Verizon have come under fire for their net neutrality proposal. Here are three gotchas contained in their web plan.
RIM Giving Another Crash Course In Encryption
8:47 PM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
RIM, as a result of the popularity of the Blackberry, often finds itself having to explain how encryption works to frightened government officials who've just figured out that security can be used by the bad guys, too.
Google, Verizon Fire Opening Salvo In Net Neutrality Debate
7:59 PM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
The proposals put forth by Google and Verizon are just the opening salvos in what promises to be a fervently fought public policy issue in the days to come.
AT&T: Losing Exclusivity Won't Crater Our Business
7:48 PM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
AT&T says that while smartphone exclusivity agreements are important, losing them for a particular device isn't the sort of development that will have a negative material impact on its business.
VARs Want Mark Hurd II As Next HP CEO
4:33 PM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
Solution providers hope HP replaces ousted CEO Mark Hurd with an executive that has similar characteristics.
Symantec Closes Verisign Deal, Adds SSL Feather To Cap
4:20 PM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
Symantec has closed its acquisition and now will set its sights on weaving the company's identity and trust technologies into its array of endpoint security and data loss prevention products.
Google, Verizon Stump For Net Neutrality
4:15 PM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
Google and Verizon on Monday issued a series of guidelines to fuel net neutrality and to regulate broadband Internet access.
Skype Files For IPO Worth Up To $100 Million
2:44 PM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
Skype's Form S-1 filing with the SEC reveals a company with a growing subscriber base and revenues, but shaky profits.
Intel's Digital Signage Hopes To Deliver High ROI
2:38 PM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
Intel's digital signage play is aimed at allowing solution providers to tap into adjacent technologies markets that are poised to grow.
GoGrid Continues Open-Source Cloud Push With Partner Program
2:33 PM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
GoGrid has launched an Open Source Software Partner Program through which open-source cloud computing companies can offer their software on the GoGrid Exchange platform.
Google Continues Social Networking Push With Slide Buy
11:18 AM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
Google's acquisition of Slide, a developer of social networking entertainment applications, is another move by Google to round out its social media strategy.
SAP Admits Liability In Oracle Lawsuit, Seeks To Shorten Trial
10:25 AM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
But SAP argues that Oracle's claims of damages are "vastly exaggerated"
Polycom, Microsoft Forge Tighter UC Channel Ties
10:16 AM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
Product development and joint marketing investment both on the way as part of new push through Polycom and Microsoft unified communications channels.
Verizon iPhone Rumor Gets Another Booster Shot
9:20 AM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
An SEC filing by AT&T and whispers of CDMA chipsets being produced for Apple's iPhone refuel rumors that a Verizon iPhone is imminent.
Hack Enables Flash Video On Jailbroken Apple iPhone
8:48 AM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
A developer has created an tool called Frash that lets users run Adobe Flash video on the Apple iPhone and iPad.
Does Apple Need To Explain iPhone Boss Papermaster's Exit?
8:34 AM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
The cloud over Apple created by Antennagate turned a darker shade of gray following the unspecified terms of Mark Papermaster's exit.
Internal HP E-Mail Blasts Hurd's Misconduct
8:18 AM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
Interim CEO Cathie Lesjak writes that all HP employees are expected to strictly adhere to the standards, but the expectation “applies even greater force to HP’s CEO and other senior executives."
HP Contractor Says She Never Intended For Hurd To Lose Job
8:00 AM EST Mon. Aug. 09, 2010
Fisher did not explain the reason for filing the sexual harassment claim, but she has since settled the matter privately with Hurd, according to a statement.
HP Partners Wrestle With Hurd 'Shock,' Wonder What Comes Next
7:51 PM EST Fri. Aug. 06, 2010
HP solution providers interviewed by CRN Friday said Mark Hurd's resignation means HP is also losing a fierce competitor and a channel advocate.
HP Raises 2010 Sales Forecast, But Shares Fall On Hurd Resignation News
7:10 PM EST Fri. Aug. 06, 2010
Preliminary third-quarter results show 11 percent sales growth to $30.7 billion.
HP Gives Hurd $12 Million To Quit
6:18 PM EST Fri. Aug. 06, 2010
Hewlett-Packard will shell out more than $12 million to part ways with scandal-scarred former Chairman and CEO Mark Hurd, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
HP CEO Hurd Resigns Following Sexual Harassment Investigation
4:43 PM EST Fri. Aug. 06, 2010
Mark Hurd has resigned as HP's chairman, president and CEO, effective immediately.
FCC Tables Net Neutrality Talks Following Google, Verizon Circus
12:01 PM EST Fri. Aug. 06, 2010
FCC spokesman Edward Lazarus says closed-door discussions haven't produced a 'robust framework' for Net neutrality policy.
Novell Offers Online Gallery For ISV Appliance Partners
10:29 AM EST Fri. Aug. 06, 2010
Move assists developers of software appliances based on Novell's SUSE Linux.
Intel Plans Expanded Lineup Of Product Offerings For Channel
8:26 PM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
Intel plans to augment its channel offerings by going after the digital surveillance and security as well as signage markets.
Adobe Going Out-Of-Band With Reader, Acrobat Fixes
7:54 PM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
Adobe has acknowledged a critical vulnerability affecting its Acrobat and Reader software that was disclosed by a security researcher at last week's Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas.
Cloud Computing Moving Behind Hype To Real-World Use
7:32 PM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
Nth Generation this week held its annual end-user event which on Wednesday featured a panel exploring the state of cloud computing and what enterprises need to do to be ready for the cloud.
NetSuite Sees Return On Its Channel Investment
7:28 PM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
The on-demand application vendor reports 17-percent sales growth in its second quarter.
Aerohive Gains Partners, And Finally, A Buzz In WLAN Channel
5:15 PM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
With a new channel program and plenty of recent converts, Aerohive is winning mindshare among solution providers with a lot of wireless options.
L.A. Sticks With Google Cloud Computing Despite Delays
4:11 PM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
The L.A. City Council voted unanimously to continue on with the massive Google cloud computing deployment despite Google and implementation partner CSC missing the completion deadline.
Microsoft Partners Dance On Google Wave's Grave
3:24 PM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
Google's decision to kill off its Google Wave communication and collaboration offering hasn't escaped the notice of Microsoft partners who feel the search giant has been getting a bit too big for its britches.
Cisco Warns Of DoS Vulnerabilities In Catalyst, ASA Lines
3:06 PM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
Catalyst 6500 switches, Catalyst 7600 routers and ASA appliances all affected, according to Cisco.
Are Google, Verizon About To Crush Net Neutrality Or Not?
1:10 PM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
The New York Times says a Verizon deal is imminent, but Google begs to differ.
RIM CEO: Governments Seeking BlackBerry Ban Don't Understand The Internet
12:48 PM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
But Lazardis is optimistic a deal can be reached with countries that are demanding access to BlackBerry communications.
Google Android Sells 1 Million Devices Every 5 Days
12:42 PM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
Google Android's massive momentum continued with Google's CEO estimating 200,000 Android devices are sold each day and an iSuppli report highlighting its monster sales growth.
Arrow Buys VAR500 Company To Enter UC Space
12:23 PM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
Shared Technologies, based in Coppell, Texas, was founded in 1974 and has about 1,000 employees and reported sales of about $252 million in 2009, according to the VAR500 list.
RIM's BlackBerry Torch Fails To Spark Slumping Stock
9:51 AM EST Thu. Aug. 05, 2010
RIM didn't get the expected stock market bounce from its BlackBerry Torch launch, and ongoing dust-ups with the UAE and India over BlackBerry services haven't helped matters.
Wave Shows Google You Can't Win 'Em All
10:19 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Google announced Wednesday that Wave had failed to win over enough users, despite several innovations and some fervent loyalists.
Custom System Builders Welcome Intel's FTC Agreement
9:08 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Custom system builders welcomed Intel's signing of a consent decree with the FTC to stop practices, such as paying PC makers to not use AMD processors, which have had an anti-competitive impact on their industry.
EC Picks iPhone, HTC Over BlackBerry, Adds To Wild Week For RIM
9:03 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
The European Union Commission selection of iPhone and HTC smartphones instead of Research In Motion's BlackBerry is only one of a series of significant events buffeting RIM this week.
Apple Says It's Got A Fix For Critical iOS 4.0 Flaws
8:49 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Apple has looked into a pair of security vulnerabilities and quickly arrived at the conclusion that they're serious enough to warrant near-term action. Funny thing is, the flaws came to light because of jailbreaking.
Google Halts Development Of Its Google Wave Software
7:01 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
The real-time collaboration and communications application apparently generated little more than a ripple of interest among users.
Clearwire Considers A Role For LTE Along With WiMAX
6:55 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Clearwire said its pending plan to test LTE wireless broadband technology doesn't mean it is dropping WiMAX support, but instead it will support both formats in order to serve a wider range of customer needs.
Creating A Texas-Sized MSP: White Glove Acquires Riata
6:04 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
The combined entity will be known as White Glove Technologies and will exceed $10 million in annual sales with 80 employees in three offices in Austin and San Antonio.
Microsoft And Salesforce.com Settle Patent Infringement Lawsuits
5:57 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Details are not disclosed, but Microsoft hints that Salesforce paid compensation as part of the deal.
HP Networking Snags Juniper Enterprise Marketing Exec
5:47 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
HP Networking chief Marius Haas continues to build out his team as HP grows its networking profile.
New Microsoft Web Site Seeks Support For Windows Phone 7 Mobile Apps
5:07 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Microsoft has launched an online showroom called Mobile App Match in an effort to spur development of third-party applications for the upcoming Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.
Private Clouds To Fuel Massive Server Sales Growth
4:50 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Cloud computing is poised to drive server hardware sales growth as more companies turn to private cloud offerings, recent IDC research found.
Intel FTC Settlement Ends Exclusive Deals, Payouts For PC Makers
4:18 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Intel is prohibited from making "exclusive" deals with PC makers and system builders under a sweeping antitrust settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
HP's Zero Day Initiative Gives Vendors Patching Deadline
3:50 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
A security research group that pays hackers a bounty for the vulnerabilities they find is now giving vendors a deadline for fixing their products. Will this be enough to spur the laggards to action?
It's Unanimous: Google Android The Real Deal
2:44 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
The NPD Group is the third firm this week to note the power of Google Android as the open-source smartphone operating system continues to rack up impressive sales.
6 Questions For Accenture's Cloud Computing Captain
2:36 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
CRN caught up with Accenture's cloud guru, Jimmy Harris, to discuss cloud computing, the channel and which vendors are doing it right.
TradeCard Taps Former SAP Exec For Channel Chief Post
2:18 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
The supply chain software developer looks to expand its global channel efforts with the hiring of a former SAP channel executive.
Good News, Mr. Jobs: Most iPhone 4 Users 'Very Satisfied'
1:17 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
New research from Changewave suggests 72 percent of iPhone 4 users are very satisfied. But the iPhone 4's much-discussed antenna issues are weighing on some users' minds, too.
Cisco Counterfeiting On the Rise?
12:59 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Cisco and law enforcement agencies around the globe are determined to curb the sale and distribution of counterfeit Cisco gear, much of which is being made in China. But are their efforts working?
Users Cheer Apple Dev Team Carrier Unlock For iPhone
12:46 PM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Apple iPhone users are cheering the release of a carrier unlock tool by the Apple development team.
Vonage And Facebook New BFFs; App Facilitates Free Mobile Friend Calls
11:59 AM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Vonage and Facebook have formed a friendship in the form of mobile app that lets iPhone, Android and iPod Touch users make free calls to their Facebook friends.
Google Adding Multiple Sign-In For Gmail, More
10:19 AM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Google users will be able to cycle through three of their registered Google accounts without having to re-enter their username and password.
New Capabilities Help Microsoft's Bing Maps Gain Respectability
9:36 AM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
New cab fare calculation features and links to OpenStreetMap community are the latest additions to Microsoft's competitor to Google Maps
5 Reasons A Motorola-Verizon Android Tablet Makes Sense
9:11 AM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
A tablet from Motorola and Verizon is unconfirmed, but it's a logical next step for the vendor and carrier.
RIM Says No To BlackBerry Monitoring As Stalemate Worsens
8:56 AM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
Research In Motion offered the Indian government some data concerning BlackBerry users but security officials want access to encrypted data and communications on the smartphone.
Will AT&T Exclusivity Burn RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9800?
8:47 AM EST Wed. Aug. 04, 2010
RIM showcased the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 this week, a slick touch-screen slider smartphone with a host of new features. Problem is, it's on AT&T, the same network as chief RIM rival the Apple iPhone.
Motorola, Verizon May Bring Android Tablet To Market
8:51 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
The latest in a seemingly endless procession of tablet rumors has Verizon Wireless and Motorola teaming up to sell an Android powered tablet. Could the iPad finally be getting some real competition?
BlackBerry Torch 9800 Launch: Five Wins For RIM
7:03 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
Time will tell whether the BlackBerry Torch 9800 is a sales hit, but RIM has plenty of reasons to feel encouraged following Tuesday's launch.
Extreme Networks Names New CEO
6:47 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
The new CEO will take over at Extreme in mid-August, as the company's financial position continues to stabilize.
Avnet Names Services VP To Drive SolutionsPath Business
6:33 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
Steve Kedzior hopes to find success making services a significant part of Avnet’s future because he’s been in a VAR’s shoes.
HP Agrees To Settlement In Justice Department Kickbacks Probe
5:41 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
HP denies any wrongdoing but will settle the Justice Department probe into allegations the company made illegal payments to win government contracts.
Froyo Android 2.2 Missing Tethering, Hotspot Access
5:21 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
Verizon Wireless is not making tethering and hotspot access a part of the new "Froyo" Android 2.2 software update to the Motorola droid smartphone.
Sophos Calls Out Apple, Microsoft On Security
4:30 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
Sophos in the past has taken shots at the security of Windows and Mac OS X, and the security vendor is once again sounding the alarm about the seriousness of the threats facing users of these platforms.
Channel Checkup: Sage Offers Resellers Health-Care Software Opportunity
3:56 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
The software vendor wants the channel to account for 30 to 40 percent of its EHR and medical practice management application sales within a year.
Will RIM Cave To Pressure In Middle East Or Move On?
2:55 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
More nations in the Middle East have joined the United Arab Emirates in pressuring Research In Motion over its BlackBerry security architecture, leaving RIM in a difficult predicament.
Amazon Cloud Revenue Could Exceed $500 Million In 2010: Report
2:48 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
Amazon's AWS cloud computing services could be worth half-a-billion dollars this year and could eventually represent a substantial portion of Amazon's overall revenue, according to a recent report.
Cisco Settles 2008 Antitrust Lawsuit With Maintenance Firm
2:42 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
Details of the settlement between Cisco and Multiven is confidential, but a Cisco spokesperson confirms to CRN that Cisco paid nothing to Multiven.
Domo Arigato Mr. Roboto: Google Android Smartphone Sales Swell
12:18 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
Google Android is seeing a sales surge as it overtakes the Apple iPhone as the top mobile OS, Nielsen has found.
Will BlackBerry 9800 Torch Light A Fire For RIM?
12:02 PM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
As expected, RIM launched BlackBerry Torch 9800 Tuesday, a new Blackberry smartphone and the first to include BlackBerry OS 6.0.
EMC VP Hollis: VCE, Vblocks Not For All Partners
11:25 AM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
EMC's Chuck Hollis says those partners that make the Virtual Computing Environment and Vblock investment get access to a very premium market that wants to move very, very quickly.
Internet Explorer Market Share Gains Could Accelerate With IE9 On The Horizon
9:48 AM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
Microsoft customers and channel partners can expect marketing push from Microsoft behind its Internet Explorer in the browser arena against competitors Chrome and Firefox, with the expected beta for IE9 next month sure to fuel the fire.
Carriers Gazing Hungrily At Mobile Payment Pie
9:26 AM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
Rumors of wireless carriers planning an entry into the mobile payment market are swirling. Could companies like Verizon and AT&T be the key to the technology finally taking off in this country?
Android Surge Adds Pressure On RIM To Come Up Big with New BlackBerry
8:54 AM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
RIM is expected to unveil the BlackBerry 9800 Tuesday, and the pressure's on for the smartphone maker to show it can still trade punches with Apple and Android.
JailbreakMe Exploits Apple iPhone Security Hole
8:35 AM EST Tue. Aug. 03, 2010
JailbreakMe, a browser-based Apple iPhone jailbreaking offering, exploits a largely unidentified security hole in the smartphone, a vulnerability that could be leveraged by hackers.
Booming Social Networking Means Managers Beware
9:32 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
The Nielsen Co. report on growing use of social networking means business managers need to set rules for use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the like.
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile To Work With Discovery On Mobile Commerce
7:54 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Arch-rivals AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are getting friendly when it comes to developing a way to use smartphones to replace consumers' credit and debit cards, according to a report by Bloomberg.
Corning Blows Dust Off 1960s Glass Tech To Find Gold
6:24 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Corning said its 1960s-era Gorilla Glass technology, which produces uniformly thin sheets of tough, scratch-resistant glass, is now finally gaining industry-wide notice for its adaptability in handheld devices, laptop PCs, and LCD TVs.
iPhone 4 Users Now Have Option To Jailbreak
6:16 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Despite Apple's insistence that jailbreaking handsets is risky business for iPhone 4 owners, enterprising parties are still coming up with ways to unlock the device.
5 Reasons Google Android Is Beating Out iPhone, BlackBerry
6:12 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Google Android is making gains and in some cases beating its competition -- Apple iPhone and BlackBerry. Here are five reasons Android is hot.
Avaya Platinum Partners SPS, Consultedge Plan Merger
6:02 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
When the deal is completed, Consultedge will be SPS' third Avaya Platinum business partner acquisition in the past two years.
SAP Furthers SaaS Push With New Business ByDesign Release
5:58 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Feature pack 2.5 offers multi-tenancy that SAP says resolves the on-demand applications' scalability problems.
Sun, Oracle VARs Differ Over Future Of Sun Hardware
5:53 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Legacy Sun solution providers, with all their years of experience in working with Sun hardware, are adopting competing vendors' products even as Oracle is wooing its huge base of channel partners to adopt its Sun hardware line.
Amazon, Apple Targeted For E-Book Price Fixing
5:44 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Connecticut AG says his office has reached out to both companies to better understand their deals with the country's largest e-book publishers.
GreenPages Benefitting From Cloud Solutions Demand
5:36 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
CEO Ron Dupler says the $100 million national solution provider is seeing a rebound as a result of its big bet on cloud computing.
RIM To UAE, Customers: We Can't Access BlackBerry User Data
5:28 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
RIM issued a statement on Monday clarifying for users and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that it can't access BlackBerry data.
Microsoft Plugs Windows Shortcut Flaw With Emergency Fix
5:11 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Microsoft, as it has done on several occasions this year, has seen fit to issue an emergency, out-of-band fix for a Windows vulnerability that has been used in attacks for the past two weeks.
Internet Explorer Gains Browser Market Share Against Firefox, Chrome
3:57 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Microsoft had been losing ground steadily in the browser market for some time, but Internet Explorer has bounced back and taken share from Firefox and Chrome.
EMC's Cloud Revolution Upsets Internal IT Satisfaction
3:11 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
EMC CTO Chuck Hollis said the the storage giant's own no holds barred cloud journey led to a decline in IT employee satisfaction.
Nielsen: E-Mail Most Common Mobile Internet User Activity
2:49 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
How Americans spend their online time varies depending on how they access the Internet, with mobile Internet users more likely to be handling e-mail while users in general spend more time on social networking and blogs.
Amazing Android: Google Spikes 886 Percent In Q2
2:08 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Canalys cited uptake of the OS by HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and LG, among others, as contributing to Android's substantial Q2 gains.
Microsoft Readies Emergency Patch For Windows Vulnerability
12:32 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Company isn't waiting for next week's Patch Tuesday to issue the fix.
Amazon Kindle Going, Going, Gone (The $139 And $189 Models, At Least)
12:27 PM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
The two cheapest models of the Amazon Kindle, the $139 and the $189 models, are both sold out, with the cheapest version not expected to ship until at least September 4.
Blackout For BlackBerry? UAE Threat Sends RIM Shares Tumbling
11:57 AM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
The United Arab Emirates says it will suspend BlackBerry e-mail, messaging and Web browsing services starting Oct. 11.
Microsoft Details Pricing, Shipping Plans For Office For Mac 2011
11:39 AM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
New productivity suite will hit retail shelves in late October.
Motorola Droid: Android 2.2, Ubiquity and A Sequel?
11:17 AM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Verizon confirmed Google Android 2.2 is coming to the original Droid this week, just as word about Droid 2 begins to trickle out and the Droid brand is becoming ubiquitous.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Looks To Bring Apple iPad Back To Earth
10:00 AM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Samsung is prepping the release of its Galaxy Tab touch-screen tablet, a device based on Samsung's Galaxy smartphones that the company hopes will take on the Apple iPad.
Apple Drops Attack Videos From iPhone 4 Antenna Page
9:54 AM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Apple appears to be downplaying the attacks on rival smartphone makers it made during last month's Antennagate press conference.
Twitter Celebrates 20 Billion Tweets, 30 Billion Coming Soon
9:50 AM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Twitter, the micro-blogging and social networking sensation, surpassed 20 billion tweets over the weekend and is projected to hit 30 billion messages sometime in the next few months.
Number Of Windows 7 Users Surpasses Vista
9:48 AM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
But Windows XP, despite being nearly a decade old, still runs more than 60 percent of all desktop systems
Social Networking Dominates U.S. Web Use; Facebook Leads The Way
8:36 AM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Thanks to the popularity of Facebook, social networking and social media use represents nearly a quarter of all the time U.S. Internet users spend on the Web, a recent Nielsen study revealed.
Legal Hack JailbreakMe Released For iPhone 4
8:28 AM EST Mon. Aug. 02, 2010
Just last week, jailbreaking was ruled legal under an exception to the Digital Millenmium Copyright Act by the Library of Congress.
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