• Not So Unbreakable

    A security flaw in the Oracle9i Release 2 database could be exploited by "a knowledgeable and malicious user" to launch a denial-of-service attack or capture an active user session of the database server, Oracle said in a security alert issued last week.

  • Avaya, Nortel Vie For Cisco Share

    IP telephony challengers are aggressively courting both partners and customers in an effort to steal market share away from Cisco Systems, solution providers said.

  • Wireless POS Units Serve Up Profits To Hungry Companies

    The self-service checkouts and scanners that are popping up in supermarkets are doing more than just making shopping easier for customers. They're also saving retail stores money and opening up a plethora of new opportunities for solution providers.

  • AMD Opteron Gets Lift From Distributors

    Advanced Micro Devices and Celestica last week got a double boost in their efforts to bring Opteron-based, barebones servers to the channel when distributors Avnet and MA Labs said they plan to carry the systems.

  • Small VARs Feel Left Out

    Vendors that are revamping their channel programs might want to listen more closely to small solution providers, which hold strong opinions about where those programs are lacking.

  • SCO Argues Its Case

    The SCO Group told partners last week that its lawsuit against IBM and its 2004 product initiatives are not designed to destroy Linux but to preserve partners' Unix business.

  • WipeDrive Can Take The Data Away

    White-box builders selling refurbished computers that previously held information such as credit-card numbers, banking data and financial and medical records should invest in WhiteCanyon's WipeDrive 3.0. The software is specifically designed to erase any and all data previously stored on a hard drive.