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  • PC Pioneer Adam Osborne Dead At 64

    Adam Osborne, who co-founded a company that pioneered portable computers but met the same fate of countless future Silicon Valley firms that grew too quickly, has died. He was 64.

  • It's Coming: Redmond Readies Dynamic Systems Initiative

    Microsoft's coming Windows Server 2003 launch will be full of hype and grand pronouncements, but the product actually is part of a much deeper, broader and more stealthy blueprint that the gearheads in Redmond have been cooking up for years.

  • Symantec Unveils Vendor Alliance Program

    Symantec Monday took the wraps off a new program designed to formalize and streamline the security supplier's partnerships with other security vendors on product interoperability.

  • Demo 2003: Products That Will Save the Day

    The power-user of the future will be mobile and nearly spam-free; he or she will communicate and collaborate seamlessly with friends and colleagues, sending text, multimedia files and even spectacularly rendered photographs across secure wired and wireless networks as quickly and easily as sending an e-mail is today. Think Flash Gordon meets Inspector Gadget.

  • BMC Stops Patrol Storage Manager Development

    When the top brass at BMC Software told employees during a short phone call that it was halting development on the next version of its Patrol Storage Manager (PSM), it caught them as well as BMC's competitors off-guard. In essence, the Austin, Texas-based company is phasing out its flagship product for storage management in open systems.

  • Problematic Pricing

    Michael Baum has a lot on his mind. The president of Relavis, a New York-based developer of CRM tools, Baum has to help his company respond to shrinking software margins, increased competition from companies small and large,including a particularly formidable one in Redmond, Wash.,and customers' spiraling demands. But Baum and resellers like him have another, major issue to deal with: software vendors who have made some significant structural pricing moves.

  • The Many Sides of GE

    When community leaders in Indianapolis embarked on a mission two years ago to create the "hospital of the future," a gleaming, $60 million, 210,000-square-foot facility that opened in February, they naturally turned to one of the information technology world's most capable providers for help. It wasn't IBM Global Services that got the nod to outfit the new Indiana Heart Hospital, but GE Medical Systems, a unit of General Electric Co.

  • CRN Interview: Jeff Raikes, Microsoft

    Jeff Raikes, group vice president of Microsoft's Information Worker Business Group, discussed the software vendor's product and channel plans with CRN Industry Editor Barbara Darrow at the company's recent Convergence 2003 show in Orlando, Fla.

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