Dear Oracle, Don't Mess With These Sun Products

Wondering about the fate of many of Sun's products? Here are our favorite Sun offerings. We hope Oracle is paying attention.

Stimulus Smarts: Scenes From Tech Data's Public Sector Soiree

Tech Data VARs gathered to separate stimulus myth from stimulus fact and get a handle on public sector IT spending this year. takes you inside the Beltway.

Scenes From VMware's Partner Summit

VMware held its annual partner summit in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., where it introduced some details of its upcoming vSphere launch and outlines of its push to develop cloud computing technology.

How To Achieve Lower PC Energy Costs In An Hour Or Less

Whether building a new system, or fine-tuning an existing one, with careful component selection and a little tweaking, significant energy savings can be realized.

25 Hot Security Products You'll See At RSA

We took the liberty of previewing some of the newest security products launched at RSA Conference 2009. Here are a few of the latest, greatest gadgets and applications you'll see at the show.

First Look: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Here's a look at the newest features of Microsoft's updated Exchange.

Hot New PC Chassis For Any Budget

White box builders and DIYers take heart -- there are more ready-to-load enclosures for everything from Mini ATX PCs to Super Towers than ever before. We run down prices for bargains and the big-ticket babies alike.

Sharp Hits Home Run With New York Mets At Citi Field

We took a pre-opening day tour of Citi Field, the New York Mets' new home in Flushing, N.Y., as guests of Sharp Electronics, a key technology partner of the team.

2009 Partner Programs Guide: 5-Star Software Programs

Out our annual guide to software vendor partner programs.

20 Scenes From HIMSS 2009

The annual HIMSS conference brought more than 27,000 people to McCormick Place in Chicago, to hear from each other and from the likes of Alan Greenspan as they place their bets on the future of health care IT. A strong pulse? You bet--and we were there to check it.

2009 Partner Programs Guide: 5-Star Systems & Peripherals Programs

Our annual guide to systems, components and peripherals vendor partner programs.

2009 Partner Programs Guide: 5-Star Storage Programs

Our annual guide to storage hardware and software vendor partner programs.

2009 Partner Programs Guide: 5-Star Networking Programs

Check out our annual guide to networking vendor partner programs.

25 Scenes From Ingram Micro's VTN Shindig

Didn't make it to Ingram Micro's VTN Spring Invitational this year? has a quick look for you.

2009 Partner Programs Guide: Security Programs To Watch

Check out our annual guide to security vendor partner programs.

New D&H Program Aimed At Stimulus Plan

D&H Distributing is looking for ways for solution providers to take advantage of the government's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, also known as the economic stimulus plan.

Meet The First Robo Scientist

Scientists at Aberystwyth University have created a robot scientist that can independently discover new scientific knowledge.

Scene's From Autotask's Community Live! Conference

Autotask's Community Live conference attracted 400 VARs to Nashville, Tenn., this week, where attendees were treated to information on the latest services trends, Segway rides and a chase for $100. Here are scenes from the event.

Health Care IT: 25 Solutions To Check Out At HIMSS

Federal stimulus priorities mean a level of attention like never before focused on the best health-care IT solutions. Check out a few product highlights from the HIMSS show floor.

VoIP, UC, Gators & More: 20 Scenes From VoiceCon Orlando 2009

There was a lot to see and do at VoiceCon Orlando 2009. Whether itis chatting with a hockey legend, checking out new VoIP and unified communications solutions or tuning in to executive keynotes, a lot happened in just a few days. Here are 20 scenes from VoiceCon, in case you missed it.

8 Real Stories That Sound Like April Fools' Jokes

April Fools' Day this year arrives at a time when each new headline is more bizarre and incomprehensible than the last. In recognition of the irony that's becoming part and parcel of the U.S. and global economies today, we look at eight IT industry stories that sound very much like jokes, but are actually real.

Xeon Marks The Spot At Intel's Nehalem Launch

Intel and top server manufacturers gathered Monday to celebrate the release of the chip giant's Xeon 5500 series of processors.

First Look: Intel's Xeon, Codename Nehalem

Intel's launch of its newest server processor, Xeon, is historic as much for its technical architecture as for the raw performance it offers.

Linux On A Stick

Booting Linux Operating Systems from USB drives keeps getting easier and more robust. Here's a look at the Test Center's favorite four flash-drive bootable Linux distributions: CrunchBang, Linux Mint 6 Felicia, Xubuntu and Pendrivelinux2008.

First Glances: Servers Based On Nehalem Processor

While all eyes were on Santa Clara for Intel's launch of 17 new processors led by the Xeon 5500, code-named Nehalem, server vendors were busy preparing full lines of new servers based on the CPU.