• IBM Seeks Simple Life For Partners

    It has been a year since Scott Cooper took over as IBM's vice president of worldwide channel marketing for software. In that time, the Lotus veteran has spoken to hundreds of partners, learning about their businesses. His basic impression of the software community? Anarchy.

  • HP Smart Office Gets CarePacks

    In the coming months, Hewlett-Packard will roll out new services targeted at small- and midsize-business (SMB) customers. The program, called CarePacks, is designed to help partners sell services such as Microsoft Exchange deployment and remote monitoring, HP says.

  • Keane Eyes New Frontiers For Family Business

    John Keane founded Keane Inc. in 1965 as a small consulting outfit that sought to bridge the gap between business and the growing influence of electronics and technology. Almost 40 years later, John's son, Brian, is running the Boston-based company, which generated more than $800 million in sales last year as a premier solution provider in the application-outsourcing market.

  • Sony, Samsung Discuss LCD Collaboration

    Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony is in talks with Samsung Electronics of South Korea about cooperating on making liquid crystal displays, Sony said Friday.

  • Lexmark To Offer MFP With New Color Laser

    Printer vendor Lexmark says it will begin shipping a new, sub-$2,000 color printer with an additional incentive: The company will throw in a free multifunction printer or an extra year on its warranty.

  • Massachusetts Locks Horns With Microsoft

    Massachusetts Administration and Finance Secretary Eric Kriss instructed the state's chief technology officer to adopt a policy of "open standards, open source" for all future spending on information technology, in a memo sent last month.

  • AMD: XP Delay No Big Problem

    Advanced Micro Devices 64-bit microprocessor strategy of delivering backward-compatibility for 32-bit software applications seems to be working as evidenced in its soaring processor sales, announced Thursday along with its third quarter financials. The firm's processor unit logged sales that soared 91 percent and the company trimmed its loss considerably.

  • Addressing Exchange Backup Woes

    Customers and solution providers looking to simplify the storage and management of Microsoft Exchange now can choose among offerings from three more vendors.

  • Eset Offers Well-Balanced Virus Protection Software

    As events this summer proved, computer viruses can have crippling effects on corporate networks: Since they are often discovered only after they have spread throughout an organization, the end result is usually hours of upgrading and delousing the infected systems. One worthwhile, feature-rich virus-detection software that solution providers should consider to avoid such a scenario is Eset Software's NOD32 version 2.0.