• Internet Worm Poses As Gates Message

    A new worm has been spreading rapidly across the Internet, sometimes pretending to be an e-mail from Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, antivirus vendors said Monday.

  • Gateway’s Channel Plan

    Formalize and fortify. That's Gateway's new message to the business-partner community as it rolls out a "real" channel strategy. At last month's XChange Tech Builder, the PC manufacturer quietly worked the back halls and meeting rooms, reintroducing itself to potential VAR partners, vendor allies and members of the press. The point? Gateway is getting serious about the channel.

  • Sun Beefs Up Linux Reputation

    Sun and Oracle have teamed up to define new low-cost computing options for customers, which could help Sun shore up its credibility in the Linux market.

  • PeopleSoft Fuels Linux Fire

    Linux got a big jolt when PeopleSoft announced last month at its Leadership Summit in Las Vegas that it will be migrating all 170 of its enterprise applications over to the open-source OS by the fourth quarter. This is a weighty endorsement for an OS that most in corporate IT land would not have dreamed of officially sanctioning as recently as two years ago. The thinking then held that Linux mastermind Linus Torvalds and his ilk were software utopians pushing a collaborative development model that wouldn't fly in the commercial world.

  • PeopleSoft Plans J.D. Edwards Buy

    In a move sure to shake up the industry's applications space, PeopleSoft on Monday announced plans to acquire J.D. Edwards in an all-stock deal valued at $1.7 billion.

  • Symbol To Launch New Channel Plan

    Symbol Technologies plans to launch a new channel program Monday aimed at offering existing partners the opportunity to sell professional services for Symbol enterprise mobility solutions and, at the same time, boost channel revenue for the company.

  • Microsoft-AOL Deal Looks To Future Of Digital Media

    In its $750 million settlement with AOL Time Warner Inc., Microsoft Corp. not only cleared one of its largest legal hurdles but also turned a longtime enemy into a potential ally in the fast-emerging world of digital media.

  • D&H Doubles Credit Lines

    D&H Distributing plans to double the credit lines of up to 1,000 solution providers, making an additional $20 million in credit available to customers, company executives said.

  • Microsoft Gives Key Value-Add

    Microsoft channel partners say they are upbeat about,not threatened by,the vendor's move to include value-added services such as technical support and training in its Software Assurance upgrade program.