• Divine Buys Northern Light Assets

    Solution provider divine continued its buying spree this week, acquiring assets of search and content integration company Northern Light Technology.

  • Accenture: We Weren't Involved In Enron Audit

    Accenture executives made a move this week to distance the consulting outfit from Arthur Andersen and its involvement with Enron, releasing a statement clarifying the company's relationship with the Big Five auditing firm.

  • Report: AOL Time Warner In Talks To Buy Red Hat

    AOL Time Warner Inc. is in negotiations to acquire Red Hat Inc., a Linux distributor, the Washington Post reported Saturday, citing unidentified sources familiar with the matter.

  • Analysts Cut Sales Targets For Nortel

    Shares of Nortel Networks drooped Friday after analysts cut sales targets and questioned the company's competitive position and its ability to reap profits by the fourth quarter of 2002.

  • EMC Moves VARs to Arrow, Avnet

    Compaq Computer's lower-priced, mid-range storage products helped ease its financial loss during the poor economy in recent months. And this is where EMC hopes to recoup some of its old glory.

  • eXcelon CEO Joe Bellini Sounds Off

    The CEO of the company says layoffs are over. Analysts say market demand for its products is increasing. Confusion about its three distinct brands has been alleviated.

  • No Ordinary Joe

    While most IT companies are no doubt happy to see the end of 2001,arguably the most challenging period in recent business history,one solution provider in particular saw the past year as a series of defining moments.

  • No Lessons Learned

    The CRN Test Center last week discovered that Microsoft hasn't learned from previous gaffes in providing fault-tolerant services,with the most recent example involving the Microsoft Update service.

  • .NET Losses

    "We need to do a better job making sure that we are a good partner."
    --Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

    That statement may be the one thing that Microsoft and its partners agree on today. The biggest software company in the world is quite different than it was a year ago, but not because of lawsuits, government settlements or new products. Microsoft has become barely recognizable in its channel management these days, employing changes that are unpopular, at best, and potentially harmful to partners.

  • IBM’s Big Partner Agenda

    As IBM rolls into a new year, the company hopes to build on the strengths it established in 2001, particularly partner relationships. To that end, Peter Rowley, general manager of IBM's Global Business Partners unit, has been working on plans for the channel, while taking some time to look back at his first year on the job.