• <I>CRN</I> Interview: Marten Mickos, MySQL

    As the CEO of MySQL AB, Marten Mickos is trying to leverage open-source technologies to commoditize the database segment of the market. Riding a wave of interest in Linux, MySQL is becoming increasingly popular and has attracted support from industry stalwarts such as SAP. In an interview with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard, Mickos talks about the impact open-source technologies are having on the business models of solutions providers.

  • Hard Facts: August 4, 2003

    Smaller solution providers,those with less than $5 million in annual revenue,have a lower overall level of satisfaction with channel programs offered by IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft than do larger VARs. CRN defines the overall level of channel satisfaction as the percentage of solution providers satisfied with channel programs minus the percentage dissatisfied.

  • Enhancing Application Development

    The CRN Test Center reviewed two useful development tools: JBuilder Enterprise from Borland Software, which helps with Java development, testing and deployment; and RoboHelp Studio from eHelp, which eases the creation of documentation and help files.

  • NetGear Bucks Non-IPO Trend

    NetGear's stock received some high-volume attention and was trading as much as 30 percent higher just hours after making its Wall Street debut July 31.

  • Slow Web Performance? Step On The Accelerator

    Poor Web performance can be caused by many factors, including too many hits to a site at once, security-processing overhead, poor bandwidth management or servers that aren't fit for the application. Regardless of the cause, Redline Networks' EX Web I/O Accelerator for the Enterprise can speed performance dramatically. The 1U rack-mount unit shortens the time for downloads, increases the capacity of Web sites and hardens security, all after a simple installation that can take as little as 15 minutes.

  • Geac To Close Comshare Deal

    Enterprise ISV Geac said earlier this summer that it will acquire Comshare, whose MPC budgeting, forecasting and reporting software helps clients better manage costs.

  • New Motherboards Helping To Build Innovative Markets

    Three new low-profile, feature-rich motherboards reviewed by the CRN Test Center,AOpen America's MX4SG-N, Soyo Computer's Mini Dragon and VIA Technologies' EPIA-M10000,are enabling solution providers and integrators to build and sell unique PCs to a variety of nascent markets.