• Analyst Reports Cloud App-Server Debate

    Like a smoke-filled battlefield, the hotly contested Internet application-server software market has become cloudier as new analyst reports offer conflicting views of the market and the fierce BEA Systems-IBM rivalry.

  • Agere Overcoming an Identity Crisis

    Ask your average networking VAR to name their favorite wireless networking vendors, and there's a good chance they'll mention the OriNoco family of wireless LAN products. But ask them to name the company behind the successful OriNoco brand, and chances are even better you'll get a blank stare.

  • Hitachi To EMC: Forget About the APIs

    It may not be the best tactical move to accuse the very competitor you are trying to court of intellectual-property theft. But that is exactly what EMC did on April 11 when it charged Hitachi with encroaching on six of its technology patents.

  • Accenture’s Big Web-Services Play

    Accenture is about to take a big step in the development of Web services with a soon-to-be-released application-development platform that it says will provide clients with reusable, uniform components to build solutions quickly and efficiently.

  • Cold Shoulder?

    Hewlett-Packard is contemplating excluding PCs and Windows NT servers from its Hard Deck program, a move solution providers say could inject confusion into a strategy meant to set rules governing direct vs. indirect sales.

  • Microsoft Adds Knowledge Worker Unit

    A new Microsoft group, headed by one of the company's top executives, has been chartered to knit together a diverse range of technologies into offerings for "knowledge workers," company sources confirmed.

  • VARs To HP: Don't Go Changing

    Solution providers don't want Hewlett-Packard to dramatically change its midrange and enterprise distribution model in the wake of its merger with Compaq Computer.

  • Small Security Feat

    McAfee Security this week plans to unveil new SMB offerings that bundle its antivirus software with its ePolicy Orchestrator management tool.

  • Microsoft Reaches Out To SMB Partners

    Microsoft last week formally apologized to its bread-and-butter solution providers for direct-mail pieces it sent out in conjunction with CDW Computer Centers and PC Connection.

  • Extreme Partner Play

    Extreme Networks is hoping to leverage channel partners and capitalize on the turmoil in the networking hardware industry.