• Solaris 9 Stirs It Up

    The inclusion of the Sun Open Net Environment (ONE) Application Server in the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (OE) could strain relations between Sun Microsystems and BEA Systems, solution providers and analysts said.

  • IT Layoffs Create Large Talent Pool

    While some e-services companies are relying on partners to bolster their technology skills, others are tapping the rich talent pool created by thousands of IT layoffs over the past 18 months.

  • Qwest Moves To Sell Direct

    Several Qwest Communications International business partners are upset that the carrier is moving to sell direct to enterprise customers.

  • Easier SAN Management

    Sixteen storage vendors last week proposed a common interface aimed at promoting SAN interoperability between products from multiple vendors.

  • IBM U.S. Job Cuts Top 1,500

    IBM layoffs have reached more than 1,500 according to an IBM employee Web site, but IBM said Friday the job cuts are not part of a companywide workforce reduction.

  • Hard Facts: May 27, 2002

    The overall level of solution provider satisfaction with hardware vendors' channel programs crept higher in April, according to CRN's monthly Channel Satisfaction Survey. But the gain was smaller than the one seen in March, and satisfaction remains below the peak reached in January.

  • Verizon Wireless Makes Flat-Rate Pricing Foray

    Verizon Wireless threw down the gauntlet in next-generation wireless data pricing last week by introducing the industry's first flat-rate pricing plan, but it remains to be seen how quickly competitors will follow suit.

  • Are You Still Vulnerable?

    Security patches don't always fix the problems they aim to solve and can even create new ones, solution providers say, citing a recent Microsoft patch as an example.