• New Licensing Model Fuels Big Quarter for Microsoft

    Microsoft on Thursday reported better-than-expected revenue of $7.75 billion for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2002, a 26 percent increase from the previous year thanks in large part to the software giant's controversial new licensing plan.

  • Nortel Narrows Losses, Revenue Plummets

    Nortel Networks, one of the world's biggest makers of telecommunications equipment, narrowed its losses in the third quarter, meeting Wall Street expectations even as weak demand continued to drag on sales.

  • IBM Beefs Up WebSphere 5

    IBM's upcoming WebSphere 5 will sport a new workflow engine that soon will be shared by the company's CrossWorlds and MQ Workflow product lines as well.

  • Quantum Spins Out Snap

    Quantum last week finally spun off its Snap division into an independent developer and manufacturer of NAS appliances, one that may soon be in the SAN business as well.

  • An Apple For Teachers

    Apple wants its new Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar operating system to be as common in the classroom as chalk, pencils and paper.

  • Hard Facts: Linux For Business

    Certification remains a key issue among solution providers when it comes to Linux's acceptance in the business market, according to data from CRN's Monthly Solution Provider Survey. Some 38 percent of solution providers cite certification as a significant obstacle, and another 33 percent cite it as a moderate impediment. These percentages have not changed significantly in recent months.

  • Hard Facts: Channel Programs

    The overall level of solution provider satisfaction with hardware vendors' channel programs dropped sharply in September compared with August, reversing the gains of the previous two months.