• 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.

  • Single Sign-On Steps Up Security, Productivity

    With firewalls and VPNs becoming ubiquitous in the midmarket, there's a great opportunity for solution providers to offer single sign-on appliances, according to the CRN Test Center. The device supports the use of strong password policies, while lowering password-administration costs. The result is higher security, but with a continuous demonstrable ROI.

  • Feds To Test Bioterror Alerts On PDAs

    The federal government is looking for tools to communicate more quickly with doctors and other frontline clinicians in the event of a biological attack. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Friday it will test a system that uses PDAs to send emergency information about biological agents. It will use the privately run eProcates network to send test messages to up to 700,000 clinicians, including 250,000 physicians, to evaluate how and when they download urgent information and whether they find it useful.

  • Analysis on CEO Turnover at EDS

    After a four-year reign that included some great accomplishments and, perhaps more to the point, some even greater disappointments, Richard Brown, the highly visible chief executive of EDS, was ousted Friday. Stepping up to take his place is Michael Jordan, the retired chairman and chief executive of CBS Corp. In addition, EDS former vice chairman, Jeffrey Heller, has returned to the company as president and chief operating officer.

  • Hard Facts: March 24, 2003

    Solution providers remain circumspect about sales prospects over the next three months, but midsize-company IT executives are much more optimistic looking ahead to the second quarter, according to CRN survey data.