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  • SMARTS, BladeLogic Join To Expand Data Center Automation

    In an effort to help data centers achieve self-healing systems management capabilities, managed service providers BladeLogic and SMARTS (System Management ARTS) have joined forces to expand data center automation. The alliance, announced Monday, is designed to help solution providers leverage both companies' network management appliances to improve service responsiveness and reduce operational costs.

  • FCC Weighs Taxing, Regulating VoIP

    When the FCC's Internet Policy Working Group begins wheeling into action in January, one of its first items of business will be to determine whether VoIP will seep into the nation's telephone universe quietly over a period of several years or sweep in with a vengeance in a few months.

  • Wireless Vendors Bring Out The Gear At Wi-Fi Planet

    n the workplace got a boost Tuesday as the Wi-Fi Planet Conference & Expo Fall 2003 opened in San Jose, Calif. The trade show runs through Friday with more than 115 vendors -- including wireless arena top players such as Intel and 3Com -- are strutting new products and announcing future plans to push Wi-Fi.

  • Microsoft Memo Names Two Services Execs To Deep Partner Bench

    In an effort to address concerns about the departure of consulting services chief Mike Sinneck, Microsoft this week issued a memo to its channel officially announcing the appointment of two new services executives to a deep bench of six company managers with partner responsibilities in 2004.

  • Comstor Adds Marketing Services

    Comstor, the networking division of distributor Westcon, is helping solution providers get into the marketing game through its new Comstor MarketVision.

  • D&H Partners With VARStreet

    D&H Distributing has partnered with e-commerce solution provider VARStreet in a deal to provide D&H customers with broader product pricing, availability search capabilities and one-stop ordering. The deal could also bring D&H additional customers through VARStreet's current customer base of 2,000 solution providers.

  • Tivoli Channel Chief Steps Down

    After a whirlwind 34-year career at IBM that culminated in building a partner network for IBM's Tivoli unit, Michael Twomey is calling it quits. Twomey will leave his post as vice president of business development and channels on Jan. 1. Twomey, a tireless traveler for IBM, will assume the chief financial officer's role at NetBotz, a privately held appliance start-up based in Austin, Texas, that's headed by one of Tivoli's founders, Martin Neath.

  • Chip Implant As A Credit Card?

    For the forgetful bionic man or woman in your life, here's a credit card they can't possibly leave home without: a microchip the size of a grain of rice implanted in the arm.