• IBM's Rational Buy To Extend Toolset

    IBM Software's proposed $2.1 billion cash buyout of Rational Systems will offer its partners an even bigger assortment of development tools than they already have, solution providers said.

  • Tarantella Readies Upgrade, Modular Pricing Scheme

    Tarantella this month plans to ship the latest version of its remote application access software, Tarantella Enterprise 3 version 3.3, which will add increased scalability and interoperability with new portal and server platforms.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Bruce Chizen, Adobe Systems

    In its 20th year, Adobe Systems is out to reinvent itself once again. After first selling software to printer manufacturers and then rising to fame as a provider of applications to end users, Adobe now has its sights set on corporate enterprise customers. In recent weeks, the company has launched a series of server products that automate the ad hoc workflow process around a digital document. down the road, Adobe plans to expand its product base.

  • Novell Revamps Program

    Novell unveiled major changes to its PartnerNet 2003 program, including a demand agent model and plans to turn over some of its direct accounts to Platinum partners.

  • Two States Appeal Microsoft Decree

    The attorneys general from Massachusetts and West Virginia will face an uphill battle as they challenge the government's antitrust settlement with Microsoft in court one last time, antitrust experts say.

  • Hard Facts: December 9, 2002

    The overall level of solution provider satisfaction with hardware vendors' channel programs improved in October following a sharp drop in September, according to CRN's Monthly Channel Satisfaction Survey. Eight of the 11 key hardware vendors CRN regularly tracks showed increases in the overall level of channel satisfaction (defined as the percentage of solution providers satisfied with channel programs minus the percentage that are dissatisfied) in October compared with September.