• Analyst Reports Cloud App-Server Debate

    Like a smoke-filled battlefield, the hotly contested Internet application-server software market has become cloudier as new analyst reports offer conflicting views of the market and the fierce BEA Systems-IBM rivalry.

  • Agere Overcoming an Identity Crisis

    Ask your average networking VAR to name their favorite wireless networking vendors, and there's a good chance they'll mention the OriNoco family of wireless LAN products. But ask them to name the company behind the successful OriNoco brand, and chances are even better you'll get a blank stare.

  • Hitachi To EMC: Forget About the APIs

    It may not be the best tactical move to accuse the very competitor you are trying to court of intellectual-property theft. But that is exactly what EMC did on April 11 when it charged Hitachi with encroaching on six of its technology patents.

  • Accenture’s Big Web-Services Play

    Accenture is about to take a big step in the development of Web services with a soon-to-be-released application-development platform that it says will provide clients with reusable, uniform components to build solutions quickly and efficiently.

  • Cold Shoulder?

    Hewlett-Packard is contemplating excluding PCs and Windows NT servers from its Hard Deck program, a move solution providers say could inject confusion into a strategy meant to set rules governing direct vs. indirect sales.

  • Microsoft Adds Knowledge Worker Unit

    A new Microsoft group, headed by one of the company's top executives, has been chartered to knit together a diverse range of technologies into offerings for "knowledge workers," company sources confirmed.

  • VARs To HP: Don't Go Changing

    Solution providers don't want Hewlett-Packard to dramatically change its midrange and enterprise distribution model in the wake of its merger with Compaq Computer.

  • Small Security Feat

    McAfee Security this week plans to unveil new SMB offerings that bundle its antivirus software with its ePolicy Orchestrator management tool.

  • Microsoft Reaches Out To SMB Partners

    Microsoft last week formally apologized to its bread-and-butter solution providers for direct-mail pieces it sent out in conjunction with CDW Computer Centers and PC Connection.

  • Extreme Partner Play

    Extreme Networks is hoping to leverage channel partners and capitalize on the turmoil in the networking hardware industry.

  • Partners Puzzled By Sun Bundling

    Sun Microsystems last week introduced factory preintegration of software on its hardware products, leaving solution providers skeptical about Sun's commitment not to compete with them on services.