• Borland Making Moves Into .Net

    As Microsoft prepares to ship its next version of Visual Studio next year, Borland and other tools vendors are moving ahead with their own .Net plans.

  • The E-Forms Proposition

    Microsoft channel partners say the software vendor's XML-based e-forms technology for its Office productivity suite appears promising but that its value remains to be seen.

  • Human Error Behind Customer Horror Stories

    Forget the hair-raising stories from the TV series "Tales From the Crypt." Solution provider executives at CRN's Security Roundtable in New York said the most horrifying tales they know of involved security breaches that could have cost corporations millions of dollars,but with their help ended up being corrected for only several thousand dollars.

  • No Rave Reviews

    Solution providers had mixed reactions to a report released last week by the Markle Foundation Task Force on National Security in the Information Age.

  • RIM, HP Plan Mobile Printing

    At the CTIA Wireless IT and Internet expo in Las Vegas this week, Research In Motion (RIM) and Hewlett-Packard plan to unveil a mobile printing initiative to enable BlackBerry users to print e-mail and attachments from network printers.

  • A Pervasive Problem

    In recent years, security has emerged as one of high-tech's most important areas. Solution providers took a closer look at the IT security business and rising customer demand at the CRN Security Roundtable. Here are excerpts from the discussion:

  • CA Appoints Channel Chief

    Computer Associates International last week named a new worldwide channel chief and said it will proceed with plans to expand its channel-preferred storage sales strategy into other product lines.

  • Fiorina Scoffs At Dell Prinetr Deal

    Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina last week derided rival Dell Computer's entry into the printer market, noting that HP has withstood low-cost threats in the past.

  • No Sinking Feeling

    The dark cloud of the current economic slump has one silver lining: According to the white-box community, it helped blunt the impact of the West Coast port lockdown, which temporarily ended last week after the federal government intervened.