• SBC Alliance Could Benefit Cisco VARs

    Cisco Systems and SBC Communications say the joint marketing agreement the two companies unveiled last week will go a long way toward alleviating some of the conflict between Cisco's traditional solution provider partners and the ILEC (incumbent local exchange carrier).

  • Sun To Bundle BEA App Server With Solaris 9

    In a move contrary to earlier comments by Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy, Sun Microsystems last week unveiled plans to bundle a trial version of BEA Systems' J2EE application server with the next Solaris 9 update.

  • Cognos Agrees To Acquire Adaytum

    Business intelligence software leader Cognos last week said it plans to buy privately held Adaytum in a $160 million stock-and-cash deal.

  • Rapport Extends Reach

    Rapport Technologies in January plans to introduce a new version of its remote systems management software that expands the company's focus beyond the thin-client market to a bevy of other devices.

  • 2002 Product Of The Year Awards: A Recipe For Success

    Selecting the best new products from the hundreds that the CRN Test Center examined in 2002 required a recipe blending expertise, exhaustive searching and multitiered judging. Test Center engineers used their broad range of expertise to select 10 categories that were particularly dynamic in the past year and that would serve the full breadth of the channel from the SMB VAR to the enterprise integrator.

  • Price Talk Envelops AMD Opteron

    Although the market may be warming up to the idea of price-competitive 64-bit computing, one key player in that arena,Advanced Micro Devices,is combatting published reports that pricing for its upcoming Opteron server processors will be extremely low.