• John Chambers and You

    A year ago, John Chambers was a CEO with a company in a free fall. But not just any company. This was Cisco, once both the engine and stabilizer of the Internet build-up. But not last year. Last year, Cisco was the wreck of the Internet economy. Its stock was down almost two-thirds from its 2001 high, and business was at a standstill. Chambers reacted,slashing head count by the thousands.

  • Palm Discounts i705 Wireless Device

    Palm is quietly offering a $100 rebate on its i705 wireless handheld device, prompting at least one solution provider to speculate that a new device based on the company's next-generation operating system is right around the corner.

  • Storage Slowdown

    When Computer Associates International last week cut its full-year revenue expectations at its earnings conference call, President and CEO Sanjay Kumar blamed the adjustment in part on soft indirect channel sales, particularly in the storage management market.

  • Check Point Adds VPN Capabilities

    Check Point Software Technologies this week plans to unveil new capabilities across its VPN product line, including support for "clientless" VPNs and VPN routing, as well as built-in security checks.

  • Intel May Move Up Price Cuts

    Intel likely will move up to early September price cuts that initially were expected in late October, according to a report from Wall Street investment firm Merrill Lynch.

  • ASCII Lends A Hand

    The ASCII Group is hosting a series of marketing seminars that will bring vendors and solution providers together with potential SMB clients.

  • .Net In Phase Two

    Microsoft is making slow but steady progress with its .Net Web services platform amid a tough economic climate, said Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer.

  • Mercator Wares Aid App Building

    Enterprise Application Integration developer Mercator this week plans to unveil products to help solution providers build hub-and-spoke applications for manufacturing, distribution and retail clients.