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  • Less than half of solution providers offerings hosted applications have partnered with an ISV to prmote and market their solutions.


    Special Delivery: Applications As A Service
    A growing number of solution providers are beginning to acknowledge the benefits of offering applications as a service. However, in a recent CRN Monthly Solution Provider Survey, only 34 percent of the 357 solution providers polled said they are currently delivering this service to their clients.
  • VARBusiness Honors Technology Innovation
    Attracting a record 500-plus entries, response to the 2005 VARBusiness Technology Innovators Awards is the most successful since its inception three years ago. Judged by an esteemed panel of solution providers, a range of products released between July 2004 and July 2005 were scrutinized for technical creativity, usefulness, "coolness" and overall innovation. In the following series of stories, get the lowdown on the finalists and an analysis of their respective IT markets.
  • Cisco To Beef Up Security Framework
    Cisco Systems is scheduled to add several features to its networked security framework, including support for its Catalyst network switches as well as its wireless routers.
  • Network Security Tools Take Creative Approach
    When it comes to securing networks, cleverness is just as important as strength. This year's Tech Innovators Award finalists for the Client/Network Security category exemplify how vendors are always trying to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.
  • New to system building? This guide will help you through a PC's toughest, trickiest troubles


    White Box Troubleshooting 101
    New to system building? This guide will help you through a PC's toughest, trickiest troubles.
  • Busy Week For Symantec In SMB, Services
    Symantec made several announcements last week designed to underscore its commitment to the SMB space, to extending its managed-security services package and to incorporating its newly acquired technology assets.
  • Hitachi Simplifies Upgrades
    To accommodate new storage demands, solution providers frequently find themselves performing hard-drive upgrades. Hitachi&s new Travelstar 2.5-inch Hard-Drive Notebook PC Upgrade Kit offers quick upgrades while also providing a portable storage device.
  • Shameful Behavior
    Remember those playground bullies that used to steal some kids& milk money because they knew those kids couldn&t fight back? It&s clear that at least some of those bullies make it to adulthood, where they practice similar antics.
  • TippingPoint Adds Phishing Protection
    3Com&s TippingPoint division is upping the ante in the intrusion prevention market with a free upgrade that provides phishing protection for its intrusion prevention system.
  • Newest Mobile Devices Are Latest Threat To Network Security
    Today&s next-generation mobile devices enhance mobile workers& productivity, but they&re also placing unprecedented demands on enterprise security infrastructure. And until stronger security practices become more widespread, enterprise mobile devices will continue to represent a threat to sensitive corporate data.
  • ShadowRAM: October 17, 2005
    Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL, a provider of both an open-source and commercial database, has run afoul of the all-powerful open-source community he had courted. The reason? A pact between MySQL and SCO, aka public enemy No. 1 for most open-source types due to its litigation streak.
  • Solution providers and vendors alike are saying 'Optimize This' as a performance-boosting WAN technology proves it can really deliver


    Peak Performance
    The WAN optimization technology market is growing by leaps and bounds, and solution providers like Atrion&s Tim Hebert (left) are seizing the opportunity. Promising to provide LAN-like performance over the WAN, the technology has snared the attention of vendors as well, as evidenced by the recent flurry of acquisitions and product launches.
  • CMP Channel Group picks chip maker's channel chief for award


    Honoring Intel's Dallman
    Seneca Data tripled its whitebook business this year, but not without a little help from Steve Dallman, senior director of channels at Intel.

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