• BlueVantage Solves P2P Overload

    When CompUSA tapped integrator BlueVantage to assess its network traffic flow, the computer retailer uncovered a rather alarming trend: Peer-to-peer (P2P) applications were eating up a sizable chunk of bandwidth as employees downloaded them for music, audio, video and other non-work-related files.

  • Sun Tackles Storage Provisioning

    Sun Microsystems in the next three to six months is expected to follow its recent introduction of automatic server provisioning with automatic storage provisioning. The company this month also released new entry-level storage networking hardware.

  • <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.