• RSA Conference Displays Security Sector's Breadth

    Announcements for new products, pricing, and upgrades made at this week's RSA Conference showcase a variety of technologies all trying to solve an even wider range of security concerns. Even though the security sector has been front and center for the past 18 months, there is no "killer app" that will solve all the needs of a user--whether individual, small business or enterprise.

  • Cisco Pushes Partners Toward Business Practices

    In an effort to help its partners become more profitable, Cisco Systems advised solution providers attending the Cisco Partner Summit here to develop application-driven business practices targeted at vertical markets.

  • IBM, Microsoft, BEA Snub W3C

    BEA Systems, IBM and Microsoft on Wednesday submitted a major standard proposal for Web services to OASIS, snubbing similar work underway at the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C).

  • Partners Call In: Cisco is Listening

    Solution providers attending the Cisco Systems' Partner Summit here this week said the vendor demonstrated increased commitment to the channel and investment in its partners.

  • Cisco To Launch Partner Portal

    At its Partner Summit this week, Cisco Systems introduced Partner View, a new portal that links solution providers to channel tools, resources and applications.

  • AMD Reports Slimmer-Than-Expected Loss

    Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices, ahead of next week's scheduled launch of its next-generation Opteron processor, reported a loss of 42 cents per share for the first quarter, slightly better than analysts expected.

  • Cisco Introduces New Line Of Stackable Switches

    Cisco today announced a new series of higher-end stackable Ethernet switches that support greater densities of Gigabit Ethernet ports. The 3750 series will list for between $5,000 to $10,000, depending on their configuration. They cover the range from 24-port 10/100/1000 switchable to 48-port 10/100 models. The units are also IPv6-ready and can be upgraded to handle this new protocol sometime later this year, according to Cisco product representatives at the announcement, held at the company's Annual Partner Summit in Las Vegas.

  • Apple Denies Reports Of Vivendi Bid

    Apple Computer Wednesday issued a statement from CEO Steve Jobs to refute published reports that the computer maker plans to acquire certain music assets of French media and entertainment conglomerate Vivendi Universal.

  • Pivotal 5 On Tap

    Pivotal is about to ship the next release of its CRM software, which integrates marketing automation capabilities the company acquired last year with its purchase of MarketFirst.