• Why the Time Is Now For Starting a VAR Business

    For Rob Wolfe, Feb. 1, 2003, was shaping up to be the kind of day that has become all-too-familiar to IT professionals since the "new economy" tanked. Avcom Technologies, Wolfe's employer for two years, was officially closing its doors, bringing an end to a popular Silicon Valley solution provider after more than 20 years in business. Avcom's employees discovered that they'd join the wandering droves of unemployed engineers and consultants looking for work in a tough economy.

  • Trend Micro Issues Bug Alert

    Trend Micro is alerting its solution providers and customers about a bug in an update to one of its security products that inadvertently blocked all incoming e-mail containing the letter P.

  • Avaya Channel Veteran Joins Symbol Technologies

    Symbol Technologies this week named Jan Burton, Avaya's former channel chief, as vice president of worldwide channels as part of a recent effort by mobile technology company to boost its partner sales.

  • Merrill Lynch Hands Off Network Security To VeriSign

    Business is getting riskier. Digital attacks on businesses, such as the Slammer worm earlier this year, are unleashing their destruction at ever-increasing speeds. Hackers are constantly poking and prodding, trying to breach the security defenses of American companies. There's also the growing stack of federal and state legislation requiring businesses to prove they're being diligent at securing their data.

  • Fujitsu Adds To Entry-Level Server Line

    Fujitsu Wednesday announced new additions to its server line: a pair of entry-level models that boast faster processors and new self-monitoring and self-healing functions.

  • Israel Promoted To AMC COO Post

    Michael Israel, who has helped drive a sharp increase in professional services sales at AMC, has been named COO of the $90 million New York-based solution provider.

  • D-Link Unveils Outdoor Wireless Products

    D-Link Wednesday unveiled two 802.11b outdoor wireless solutions aimed at allowing businesses to create large, outdoor hotspots or connect networks between satellite buildings without paying additional weather-proofing costs.

  • OASIS Approves UDDI 2 Standard

    International standards body OASIS announced on Tuesday final approval of the UDDI standard version 2, but it's the next version of the specification that's expected to jump-start slow adoption of the technology for locating Web services across a network.