• J.D. Edwards Develops Off-Shore Partnership With Covansys

    Hooking into one of today's in-vogue cost-cutting trends, software vendor J.D. Edwards this week unveiled plans for an offshore application development partnership with Covansys valued at approximately $30 million. The six-year deal devotes 60 full-time developers in Convansys' massive outsourcing facilities in Chennai, India, to building J.D. Edwards' packaged applications, including its J.D. Edwards 5 collaborative commerce suite.

  • IBM's Beacon Awards Spotlight Partners

    The IBM Software Group continues to put further distance between itself and its rivals when it comes to honoring its partners for the quality of IBM-centric solutions delivered to a wide range of customers. At its PartnerWorld conference, the IBM Software group hosted a rather posh awards gala at the baroque Saenger Theater intended to showcase the winners of a technology solutions competition judged by IBM employees, technology writers and analysts.

  • Divine Files Bankruptcy

    Divine announced today that its board of directors has authorized divine and several of its subsidiaries to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, ending weeks of speculation about the integrator's future.

  • California Edging Toward Internet Sales Tax

    With a state budget deficit that could hit $35 billion, California Gov. Gray Davis is rethinking his long-standing objection to imposing sales taxes on Internet commerce - a reversal that could ignite similar steps around the nation.

  • Outgoing IBM Channel Chief: Solution Providers Must Partner More With ISVs

    Editor's Note: CRN Industry Editor Craig Zarley spoke this week with Peter Rowley, IBM's outgoing general manager of global business partners, who will retire Feb. 28 after 37 years with IBM. Rowley, the author of the IBM Business Partner Charter, the vendor's manifesto for how it treats the channel, talked about the state of the channel and his biggest challenges as a partner advocate within IBM.

  • Enterasys Settles SEC Investigation

    Enterasys Networks said late Wednesday that it has reached an accord with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, settling an investigation begun in January 2002.

  • Lawmakers Blast FCC Decision On Phone Competition

    Lawmakers on Wednesday criticized a divided Federal Communications Commission for a decision letting states decide whether to spur competition between the regional Bell phone companies and their rivals.

  • Computer Associates' Channel Chief Charts a New Course

    George Kafkarkou took his first job at Computer Associates 20 years ago and hasn't looked back since. He goes back to the early days of the "spreadsheet wars" when Lotus 1-2-3 ruled the world and when Microsoft was still selling Multiplan. His last posting for CA was as general manager for indirect sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa before being appointed to a top channel position as senior vice president of worldwide channel operations.