• Gartner Attendees Holding The Line On Spending

    The outlook for a significant surge in IT spending next year is bleak, according to customers attending this week's annual Gartner Symposium ITXpo 2002 conference here. Those that are spending know that vendors and solution providers are hungry and are putting the squeeze on. But the good news is that business is looking to be better in 2003 than this year--albeit slightly.

  • Portal Power Play

    Plumtree Software said it will step out of its pure-play portal skin to rebrand itself as an enterprise Web software company.

  • IBM, Ingram Make SMB Services Play

    IBM is pairing IBM Global Services with Ingram Micro's National Service Network and VentureTech Network members to deliver a full range of IT services to the SMB market.

  • Cisco Takes Issue

    Cisco Systems executives and solution providers are on the defensive, following a Gartner report last week that said the networking hardware vendor's gear carries a 72 percent price premium over competitors' wares.

  • Bush's Cybersecurity Czar Speaks Out

    Richard Clarke, chairman of President Bush's critical infrastructure protection board, said Friday that wireless LANs are not properly secured from hacker threats.

  • Cisco Online Targets SMBs

    Solution providers have mixed opinions on Cisco's new program to sell products targeted at the SMB and SOHO markets via its Web site.

  • Borland Making Moves Into .Net

    As Microsoft prepares to ship its next version of Visual Studio next year, Borland and other tools vendors are moving ahead with their own .Net plans.

  • The E-Forms Proposition

    Microsoft channel partners say the software vendor's XML-based e-forms technology for its Office productivity suite appears promising but that its value remains to be seen.