• <I>CRN</I> Interview: Mike Volpi, Cisco Systems

    Mike Volpi, senior vice president of Cisco Systems' routing technology group, is angling for a bigger piece of the corporate branch-office market through the addition of features such as voice mail, security and caching to the company's traditional offerings. Following are excerpts of a recent discussion between Volpi and CRN Infrastructure Editor Larry Hooper.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: John Pratt, IBM

    John Pratt, vice president of channel services for IBM Global Services, recently met with CRN editors to discuss IGS' partnership with solution providers that are part of Ingram Micro's VentureTech network. The two groups are preparing to launch pilot programs possibly within the next month.

  • Confluent's CORE 3.0 Leads Pack

    Though their company is barely three years old, Confluent Software's founders have engineered messaging architectures for years, starting from Hewlett-Packard's eSpeak. But the latest version of the Sunnyvale, Calif., vendor's Web services management server, CORE 3.0, stands at the top of its product class, the CRN Test Center found.

  • Intel Calls On AT&T Wireless

    To help drive home its Centrino mobile strategy, Intel has agreed to become a master dealer for AT&T Wireless, a move that would enable the chip giant's 40,000 solution providers to resell wireless services.

  • Trend Micro Discounts Antivirus Suites For SMBs

    Trend Micro plans to offer small and midsize businesses with 1,000 or fewer employees a 20 percent, limited-time discount on its antivirus suites when purchased from solution providers that buy through distribution.

  • Longhorn Due In 2005

    Now that Windows Server 2003 is out the door, Microsoft is promising to ship its next Windows client, code-named Longhorn, in 2005.

  • Xerox Rolls Out New Line, Pricing

    erox recently unveiled a new product line and pricing strategy, and company executives said they aim to expand the vendor's channel presence by starting to ship multifunction devices through general distribution.

  • <i>CRN</i> Interview: John Swainson, IBM

    John Swainson, general manager of IBM Software Group's Application and Integration Middleware Division, is in charge of IBM's hugely successful WebSphere software brand. Swainson recently spoke to CRN Senior Editor Elizabeth Montalbano about IBM's midmarket push with WebSphere Express, as well as the competitive landscape for Java middleware.

  • Icode Tailors ERP For The Midmarket

    Icode claims it's got the first integrated ERP software suite specifically designed for midmarket companies. The product, called Everest, includes accounting, inventory control, e-commerce, sales-force automation and point-of-sale features, and it's aimed at companies with one to 1,000 employees, Icode executives said.