• Back-Office Dealings

    Microsoft's planned $1.3 billion purchase of Navision puts the company on a collision course with some of its biggest and best ISV partners, according to some solution providers.

  • Business-Model Overhaul

    Microsoft's large-account reseller channel is undergoing a major consolidation, signaling a profound transformation ahead for software distribution.

  • Synnex's Software Bet

    Synnex has more than tripled its software catalog with its acquisition last week of broadline distributor Gates/Arrow.

  • Partners Debate Sun One's Merits

    Sun Microsystems promotes its Open Net Environment platform as a nonproprietary system, but solution providers say it's difficult to replace Sun ONE components with competing products.

  • Microsoft Trial: States Chastised

    Attorneys for nine states withdrew their request to allow them to call one more witness in this phase of the Microsoft antitrust trial after being chastised by U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly.

  • RIM Blackberry Packs Punch

    Convergence is the word with the BlackBerry 5810 from Research In Motion. With the integration of cellular phone capabilities, instant messaging via SMS and wireless Web browsing, RIM has brought expanded functionality to the PDA market.

  • <i>CRN</i> Interview: Kevin Gilroy and Dan Vertrees, Hewlett-Packard

    Gilroy, HP's vice president and general manager of North America commercial channels, and Vertrees, HP's vice president and general manager of North America enterprise channels, outlined the $87 billion IT giant's post-merger channel strategy in an interview with CRN Industry Editor Craig Zarley. Last week, HP was officially relaunched under the new HPQ symbol on the New York Stock Exchange. The company closed the Compaq merger deal on May 3.

  • The New HP Reveals Its Server Road Maps

    Just two days after the official launch of the new Hewlett-Packard, company executives gave CRN the product and branding road maps for its RISC-based and Intel-based servers and related products.

  • States Draw Judge's Ire, Withdraw Additional Witness

    Hours after attorneys for nine states persuaded U.S. District Court Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly to let them call one more witness in the current phase of the Microsoft antitrust trial, they withdrew that request, chastened by the judge's fury.

  • Making Networks More Efficient

    Using NetWorld Interop here last week as a launch point, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel Networks, 3Com and Cisco Systems unveiled products and upgrades that increase the functionality of traditional networking gear.