• Goodbye Loudcloud, Hello Opsware

    A month after selling its managed services business to EDS, the company formerly known as Loucloud is continuing to restructure itself and is seeing modest success.

  • WorldCom Connects

    WorldCom is not letting its bankruptcy strife or management woes stifle new services efforts.

  • Intel's LGrande Debuts At IDF

    Intel's plan to integrate security technology into its computer chips has been met with mostly positive comments from solution providers.

  • Partner Stampede

    Solution providers attending the Stampede conference in Minneapolis this week aim to find out how Microsoft plans to position its nascent business applications ranging from CRM to ERP.

  • SMB Licensing Changes

    Microsoft plans to unveil later this year major changes to its licensing and purchasing policies tailored for the SMB market and the VARs that serve it, sources said.

  • NAS Vendor Touts Channel Program

    Leading NAS vendor Network Appliance, once considered channel-unfriendly, intends to introduce this week an aggressive new channel program that is already winning plaudits from some partners.

  • Influencers Find Success By Tapping Into Vertical Markets

    What makes "influencers" so influential? They've built their businesses by cultivating long-term relationships in specific verticals, according to Randy Johnston, executive vice president at the Hutchinson, Kan.-based Network Management Group and its sister company, K2 Enterprise, an IT consultant and trainer for the accounting industry.

  • Is XP SP 1 a Waste of MBs?

    Service Pack 1 for Windows XP offers more than 300 security, system and bug fixes to those who invest the time and effort into deploying the update. Although Microsoft has gone to great lengths to simplify installation, solution providers might find the huge space requirements a challenge, according to the CRN Test Center.