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  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Peter Rowley

    CRN Industry Editor Craig Zarley spoke last week with Peter Rowley, IBM's outgoing general manager of global business partners, who retired last week after 37 years. Rowley, the author of the IBM Business Partner Charter,the vendor's manifesto for how it treats the channel,talked about the state of the channel and his biggest challenges as a partner advocate within IBM.

  • Hard Facts: March 3, 2003

    Linux continues expanding its presence in the mainstream business market, but certification remains a key issue among solution providers when it comes to Linux's gaining full acceptance in the business market, according to the CRN Monthly Solution Provider Survey.

  • Symantec Details Product Road Map

    Symantec Friday offered details on its product road map for this year, including integrated antispam protection and a new integrated server security product.

  • Computer Associates' Channel Chief Charts a New Course

    George Kafkarkou took his first job at Computer Associates 20 years ago and hasn't looked back since. He goes back to the early days of the "spreadsheet wars" when Lotus 1-2-3 ruled the world and when Microsoft was still selling Multiplan. Recently, he spoke with VARBusiness editors David Strom and Robert Demarzo about his plans for the software giant.

  • IBM Updates DBA Exam

    Responding to the demand of its partners and resellers, IBM is making it easier and cheaper for database administrators (DBAs) to get certified on the DB2 Universal Database version 8.

  • Microsoft Increases Presence In Virtual OS Space

    Microsoft's purchase of Connectix has brought attention to the previously little-known space of virtual operating system software products. The products, which also include offerings from VMware and SW-Soft, allow users to mix and match various operating systems running on a single machine. That's a useful method to consolidate servers, to test products on new operating systems prior to a full-blown migration, or to separate applications into their own protected spaces for better reliability without having to add additional hardware.

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