• IBM Buys Access360

    IBM's acquisition of Access360 last week is a clear signal that secure identity management technology has hit the mainstream, solution providers said.

  • Verizon Express Hits Snags

    Network time-outs and billing issues are making life more difficult for solution providers selling Verizon Wireless high-speed data services.

  • IBM Pilots SMB Software Bundle

    IBM released a pilot software package for small businesses through Canadian business partners to continue its assault on Microsoft in the SMB market, CRN has learned.

  • New Intel Xeons To Ship Ahead Of Schedule

    Intel plans to release ahead of schedule its next generation of server-based Xeon processors, along with a new DDR-compatible chipset, according to sources familiar with the company's road map.

  • Liberty Alliance President Steps Down

    United Airlines CIO Eric Dean has left his position as president of the management board of the Liberty Alliance, the group formed by Sun Microsystems last year to protect user identity on the Internet.

  • HP President Spins Third Quarter

    Hewlett-Packard's third-quarter earnings call last month was historic, not only because it was the first quarter for the combined HP-Compaq entity, but also for the sheer length of the call and the number of foggy outlooks filled with economic jargon. Case in point: When one analyst asked HP president Michael Capellas to clarify HP's accelerated cost-reduction plan for its struggling enterprise business, the normally sharp and prepared speaker gave this humdinger:

  • Finding the Right Formula For UDDI

    As customers start using Web services to link disparate applications, they will need a way to efficiently organize and keep track of all those Web services. Most experts believe they will do that through repositories based on a specification called universal description and discovery interface (UDDI).

  • Inside Symantec’s Big Shopping Spree

    It isn't often that a technology company buys three firms in a single day, especially during these dark days of the post dot-bomb era. But earlier this summer, Symantec strengthened its security portfolio by acquiring Recourse Technologies (for $135 million), Riptech ($145 million) and SecurityFocus ($75 million). The transactions were announced in July and completed in August.