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  • ERP Spending to Rise Dramatically
    Input projects federal spending on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is expected to grow 33 percent, to more than $7.7 billion by 2010.
  • Is the GSA's Power Dimming?
    With competitive sourcing and the balance of public/private competition being such hot topics, are these fee-based "consulting services" provided by the GSA fair to integrators and--as the GSA itself gets called out more and more--is the GSA's status as a contracting superpower diminishing?
  • Distributors are redefining their roles in the government IT market by hyping their value as a link in lucrative contracts


    The Renewed Middlemen
    Distributors are pushing a new approach to government IT sales: use their government expertise and infrastructure to expand sales and revenue opportunities.
  • IBM looks to double its government business with the help of partners and integrated solutions


    IBM's Samson: Focusing On The Customer
    Study after study completed by IBM reveals that government customers want to buy fully integrated solutions 85 percent of the time.
  • New Mobile Virus Also Aims At PCs
    A new trojan aimed at Symbian-based smartphones also attempts to infect the user's Windows PC with two viruses, according to security vendor F-Secure.
  • Mozilla Patches Firefox, Says Browsers Secure
    Mozilla late Tuesday patched its popular browser to fix a buffer overflow vulnerability that could let attackers grab control of the PC, and it plugged a new, critical hole in the Linux edition of Firefox.
  • Hacker Spams Huge Quantities Of Trojan Horses, Again
    For the second day in a row, an unknown attacker spammed major quantities of a new Bagle-esque Trojan horse that turns off virtually every known security program and blocks access to security sites on the Internet.
  • Microsoft: Security Efforts Bearing Fruit
    Mike Nash, Microsoft's chief security executive, on Tuesday said the company was keeping pace with faster-on-their-feet attackers as threats continue to shift toward hacking for profit rather than notoriety.
  • 3 Questions: Gary Doan, Intradyn
    Gary Doan, CEO of Intradyn, Eagan, Minn., spoke with CRN Editor in Chief Michael Vizard about compliance and archiving opportunities in the small-business market.
  • Freeware Bundles A Hit With System Builders
    In today&s ultracompetitive market, system builders need to exploit every advantage to compete successfully against tier-one vendors. Nowhere is that more evident than with bundled software.
  • ASUS Leaves Room To Grow
    One major factor system builders must consider when piecing together a system is the life cycle of components they plan to use, especially the motherboard.
  • Protect LANs From The Inside Out With Consentry
    ConSentry Networks' Secure LAN Controller can scale up to 10-GBps speeds, while servicing as many as 1,000 users. While speed is an important consideration with any security appliance, the real news is how the ConSentry device works in a LAN.
  • Tells VARs that Symantec-Veritas integration will be a slow process


    Bloom: Wait And See
    Symantec and Veritas Software partners looking for details on how the combination of the two companies will play out are going to have to wait a little longer.
  • Making The Cut
    Just as government carries the advantage in competitive sourcing, its influence over which private contractors win outsourced procurements has some wondering whether the whole concept of fair and open competition even exists.

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