• <I>CRN</I> Interview: Shai Agassi, SAP

    As a member of SAP's executive board, Shai Agassi is directly responsible for crafting SAP's strategy around next-generation integration technologies such as Web services. Aagassispoke with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard about how integration technologies such as Web services are helping to drive SAP's next-generation applications strategy, as well as the company's plans for attracting new channel partners specifically for the midmarket.

  • Mercury Payment Speeds Up Credit-Card Authorization

    Mercury Payment Systems is vying for the attention of POS solution providers with a platform that provides faster IP transaction processing and the chance to generate recurring fee revenue that previously went to third-party banks.

  • IBM's Borman Speaks Out On PartnerWorld Initiatives

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Michael Borman, IBM's new general manager of global business partners, spoke with CRN Editor-in-Chief Michael Vizard, Editor/News Steven Burke and Industry Editor Craig Zarley about IBM's upcoming PartnerWorld announcements and $500 million midmarket business initiative. Borman, a 24-year IBM veteran, rejoined the company last month after a one-year stint as president and COO of CRM software provider Blue Martini.

  • Making A Case For The AOpen A340

    Aluminum cases have been rising in popularity. Their sleek, stylish design makes them eye-catchers in any office environment where space-saving and appearance are equally important. Traditionally, however, the high price of most aluminum cases has made it difficult for solution providers to earn a significant margin.

  • Microsoft Agrees To Changes In Passport System

    Microsoft has agreed to make "substantial changes" to its Passport online authentication system to ensure that users' privacy is better protected, European authorities said Thursday.

  • PC Connection Beats 4Q Expectations

    PC Connection earned $2.9 million, or 12 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with $1.4 million in net income, or 6 cents per share, in the year-ago quarter.

  • 'SQL Slammer' Researcher Rethinks Disclosures

    The British computer expert whose research was linked to the weekend's damaging Internet attack pledged Wednesday to reconsider publishing blueprints for attack programs that exploit flaws he discovers in popular software.