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  • IBM Targets Midmarket ISVs

    If you develop applications for a living, IBM wants to be your partner in crime. Big Blue wore that desire on its sleeve this week in New Orleans, where it rolled out the red carpet for thousands of developers, blitzing the ISVs with myriad tools and product enhancements, new partner programs, and pitches for better technical and marketing support.

  • Solution Providers Weigh In On Fall Of Baghdad

    Solution providers say the fall of Baghdad to coalition troops might be able to spur a turnaround in the economy, but they also said that uncertainty about the future leadership of Iraq, plus the ongoing fighting, could tamp down any potential uptick in sales.

  • HP Lands Deals Worth At Least $3 Billion

    (Reuters) -- Hewlett-Packard on Friday said it won multibillion-dollar deals with consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble and wireless network gear maker Ericsson, underscoring the computer maker's growing momentum as it seeks to expand its computer-services business.

  • VARBusiness Interview: Sun’s Mark Canepa

    Storage technology is experiencing a very typical evolution: Fancy features once found in high-end expensive systems are now migrating down to the midtier. In an interview with VARBusiness, Mark Canepa, Sun Microsystems' executive vice president of storage products, talks about this new trend and why storage is not just about selling a bunch of disk drives.

  • Source: WorldCom to Change Name to MCI Next

    WorldCom, which has struggled to escape the taint of an $11 billion accounting fraud, will take the name of its MCI unit next week, a source close to the company said Thursday.

  • Oracle Shows New Partnership Commitment

    Recent announcements from Oracle show a company that's trying to change its partnering stripes. But to become the type of vendor a new category of VARs and customers flock to, Oracle may have to alter its DNA.

  • Plumtree Sales Take A Tumble

    As the economy slowed following the burst of the dot-com bubble, the portal software market remained one of the few bright spots, with companies placing a premium on using portals to expose content and applications to employees, partners, suppliers, and customers. But now the downturn may be catching up with makers of portal software.

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