CRN Networking News


  • Microsoft Preps New Release of Data Protection Software
    It's been one year since Microsoft jumped on the data protection bandwagon with its first server backup offering and, so far, it hasn't lit the world on fire. But the first beta release of System Center Data Protection Manager Version 2 promises to give the software broader appeal than the first iteration.
  • Cisco Veers Into Video Market
    Cisco Systems Tuesday continued its push into the video market with the launch a new enterprise product family for delivering live and on-demand video content.
  • Free Tools Anyone?
    I almost hate to admit it, but I love free things. Like most people, I enjoy the whole something-for-nothing concept. How do I feed that addiction? With open-source or free applications. Let me tout some of my favorites.
  • New Opportunities Emerge In The Emergency Mobility Market
    As technology answers the demand to become increasingly more mobile, solution providers are given the opportunity to leverage partnerships to create solutions that can help workers on-the-move and generate new sources of revenue by expanding into emerging markets.
  • Product Review: MagicDraw Architects Flexible Systems
    When done correctly, the Unified Modeling Language development process is one of the most powerful ways to develop code. However, only No Magic's MagicDraw UML 11.5 has evolved to provide best-of-breed programming models and processes. When combined with open-source AndroMDA, developers will be able to generate complete solutions in source code.
  • EMC = Safe Computing
    EMC last week laid out its plans to integrate security into everything it produces while staying out of the perimeter security business.
  • HP Preps New ProCurve Channel Program
    Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve Networking by HP division is preparing to launch a new channel program that promises to provide more flexibility in the way solution providers work with the company.
  • Robbins: Cisco Does Not Foresee Margin Pressure From CDW-Berbee Deal
    Chuck Robbins, vice president of Cisco's U.S. and Canada channels, said Tuesday he does not expect CDW's $175 million blockbuster acquisition of Cisco Gold partner Berbee Information Networks to result in margin pressure on other Cisco partners selling complex solutions.
  • Analysts Give Thumbs Up To Motorola-Symbol Deal
    Industry analysts on Tuesday hailed Motorola's planned acquisition of Symbol Technologies, dubbing the deal as one of "the most exciting investments in mobile computing and sensing technologies."

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