• Microsoft To Call Allchin, But Not Ballmer, To Testify

    Microsoft decided against calling CEO Steve Ballmer to testify in the antitrust remedy trail, leaving James Allchin, platforms division group vice president, as the last top executive among remaining witnesses that will be called to testify.

  • Internal HP Memo Discloses Management Structure

    While Hewlett-Packard has yet to publicly announce the list of 1,000 midlevel managers unveiled to employees in the past few days, CRN has obtained an internal memo with attachments listing more than 100 of them in the Enterprise Systems Group, HP Services and the Personal Systems Group for the Americas.

  • Wipro Stakes Its Claim In U.S.

    Ask Ramesh Emani, CTO of Wipro Technologies, to name the single most important goal he has set for himself this year, and he answers without hesitation: To make Wipro Technologies as respected in the U.S. IT solutions markets as Accenture, EDS or IBM Global Services.

  • Linksys Unveils Gateway

    Linksys last week unveiled a wireless gateway that it claims will let wireless laptop users deliver presentations without physically hooking up to a projector.

  • Microsoft's Security Plan

    Microsoft is making progress in its much-publicized Trustworthy Computing initiative, but making software more secure is a long-term process, said the company's new chief security strategist.

  • For Vignette, More Isn’t Better

    When Thomas E.Hogan left Siebel Systems last spring to join Vignette as president and COO, he set out to bring the company through the economic downturn and return it to a premier status in the software industry. The last year hasn't been easy, however. The Austin, Texas-based software-maker has seen heavy losses and falling license revenue, as well as management changes and corporate restructuring. But the good news is Vignette has emerged as a contender in the content-management space, releasing its V6 Platform last fall.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Scott Charney, Microsoft

    Scott Charney, Microsoft's new chief security strategist, recently spoke with CRN West Coast Bureau Chief Marcia Savage about the company's security efforts. Charney formerly led PricewaterhouseCooper's Cybercrime Prevention and Response Practice. Before PwC, Charney was chief of the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and prosecuted major computer-crime cases. He joined Microsoft in April.

  • Zander Steps Down

    Sun Microsystems solution providers said they were stunned by the sudden resignation of Sun President and COO Ed Zander last week, but some hope that recent executive changes at the vendor will spark a turnaround.

  • IBM Certification Program On Tap

    IBM has teamed with Ingram Micro on a program to train and certify solution providers in wireless and security technologies. The program is being offered exclusively to Ingram Micro's VentureTech Network members for two weeks before being rolled out to other solution providers.

  • SMB Battleground

    Direct marketers are building services capabilities, a trend that could alter the business model for the entire SMB channel, said channel executives and analysts.