• 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.

  • AlterPoint Launches Partner Program

    Network configuration management vendor AlterPoint this week launched its first channel program to authorize resellers for its DeviceAuthority change management software.