News


  • HP Hiccup Spurs Strategy Shift

    Could the honeymoon be over for Hewlett-Packard's Carly Fiorina? While she still likes to extol the benefits gained from HP's controversial merger with Compaq Computer last year, she's suddenly getting heat from all over--customers, competitors, partners and even investors.

  • Salesforce.com Campaign Stirs Holy Controversy

    CRM hosting company Salesforce.com recently found itself at the center of a marketing error of religious proportions when it unwittingly offended the American Himalayan Foundation. Although the San Francisco-based company apologized for using an image of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for promotional purposes, the episode taught the company a lesson in Marketing 101. Here's the story.

  • Bolick Aims To Make Honeywell Cohesive

    Two years ago, Honeywell was reeling from a proposed merger with General Electric that was shot down by the European Commission in the 11th hour. The company picked up the pieces and searched for a new identity, which included a bigger role in the growing IT sector.

  • Ingram Micro Institutes A Credit Check

    Ingram Micro is re-examining its credit policies for large solution providers in the wake of Micro Warehouse filing for bankruptcy and defaulting on nearly $18 million.

  • ISS Service Helps Users Comply With Fed Laws

    Playing into the rising awareness for,and confusion over,a handful of high-profile federal regulations, Internet Security Systems (ISS) last week launched a services practice focused on helping customers comply with these laws through security technology.

  • LITE2+ Leverages Capabilities Of Broadband Connections

    Broadband has solved the last-mile problem for many users, but complexity and high costs have prevented smaller organizations from taking advantage of the benefits of enterprise-class solutions. SnapGear aims to solve this dilemma with the SnapGear LITE2++broadband gateway, an all-in-one device that provides VPN, broadband sharing and firewall capabilities. Unlike many of the residential broadband gateways on the market, the LITE2++incorporates features ideal for both the VAR and the small office.

  • A 'Channel-Friendly' Sun

    Though Sun Microsystems made some of its boldest product moves yet at last week's Sun Network show, company executives said they have work to do in getting solution providers on board to help distribute the new offerings.

  • Intel Preps Digital Home Technologies

    Intel is banking heavily on the trend toward digital convergence in the home, saying last week that it is readying products and technologies aimed at tapping into this ever-expanding market segment.

  • New Era In Web Services

    Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates and IBM Software Group Executive Steve Mills shared the stage in New York last week to prove that the next generation of Web services protocols will enable e-business.

  • Industry Briefs

    360COMMERCE DELIVERS ALL-AROUND POS SOLUTION
    Solution provider 360Commerce unveiled plans to deploy its Java-based 360Store POS and Back Office applications at KB Toys stores across the United States.