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  • PC Shipments Rise 15 Percent, Driven By Notebook Sales

    The PC marketplace has pulled out of its three-year sales doldrums and is poised to perform well in the upcoming holiday season. That, at any rate, is one conclusion that can be drawn from the results of third quarter surveys of PC shipments that indicate PC sales rose about 15 percent.

  • IBM’s Third-Quarter Earnings Rise

    For its third quarter ended Sept. 30, IBM posted a net income of $1.8 billion, a 5 percent gain over the same period last year when earnings were $1.7 billion. Revenue for the same quarter were up 9 percent for the period, to $21. 5 billion, from $19.8 billion in the year-ago period.

  • BMC Recruits Partners For Management Effort

    Systems-management vendors have been trying to move from offering point products for specific problems to offering a suite of management products that give companies a more complete view of their systems and business processes.

  • Samsung Jumping Into Color-Laser Printer Market

    In a move to leverage its strength in the PC peripherals space throughout the commercial solution provider channel, Samsung is throwing its hat into the color-laser printer arena. Up until now, the vendor manufactured only a monochrome printer line.

  • EMC Posts Higher Earnings

    EMC's drive into information storage software paced the firm's earnings report Thursday as the company said its sales rose 20 percent in the third quarter.

  • HP Gains On Dell In PC Market Growth

    Personal computer shipments in the third quarter continued their growth spurt with higher-than-expected figures and Hewlett-Packard narrowed top PC vendor Dell Inc.'s lead, according to figures from two research firms.

  • FCC Adopts Rules For Wireless Technology

    Regulators adopted rules Thursday to promote the development of a new wireless technology that can send large amounts of information between buildings without the need to dig up streets to lay cables.

  • Q&A: Microsoft Security VP Mike Nash

    Mike Nash has some tall marching orders. As corporate vice president for the security business unit at Microsoft, Nash is charged with executing his bosses' multipronged offensive against security assaults on Microsoft's software products. One of his bosses, Microsoft president and CEO Steve Ballmer, put security concerns front and center at the company's annual partner conference in New Orleans last week.

  • Exabyte Unveils Rack Autoloader For SMBs

    Exabyte this week unveiled the VXA-2 PacketLoader 1x10, an autoloader that fits up to 1.6 Tbytes of capacity in a 1U form factor. The company wants solution providers to take that product to small and midsize businesses.

  • Citrix CEO Mark Templeton Lays Out Product Strategy

    At Citrix Systems' annual iForum user conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney met with Citrix President and CEO Mark Templeton to discuss various company initiatives, future plans and competitive issues.

  • Siebel To Acquire Hosted CRM Provider Upshot

    Siebel Systems surprised the industry Wednesday when it announced a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Upshot, among the first companies to deliver CRM software as a hosted service, and Motiva, which develops enterprise incentive management software.

  • IBM Releases More Details On The Power5

    IBM teased the microprocessor universe this week by revealing a few more tidbits about its Power5 processor: It's backward-compatible with IBM's Power4, will support up to 1024GB memory, and the memory controller will be incorporated on the processor's die.