CRN Applications and OS News


  • Sony Reshuffles Management
    Sony has reassigned several executives to further align its structure along its core consumer and semiconductor businesses and strengthen product development and quality.
  • Klir Gets Collaborative
    Klir Technologies, an IT management software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, on Monday launched a beta version of a collaborative tool that allows its users to share best practices.
  • Novell Inks White-Box Makers For SLED 10
    Novell has signed deals with five white-box manufacturers to preload and distribute PCs globally with its SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 operating system and is in talks with other PC makers to do the same.
  • Pioneer Sues Samsung SDI For Patent Infringement
    Pioneer has filed a lawsuit against Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. (SDI) and several other Samsung companies in federal court, claiming that Samsung infringed several Pioneer patents related to plasma display panel technology.
  • CDW's Margin Changer
    CDW's $175 million blockbuster acquisition of world- class solution provider Berbee Information Networks opens the door to significant new margin pressure on Cisco Systems, IBM and Microsoft solutions.
  • CA Queues Up New Channel Chief
    CA is preparing to name Bill Lipsin as its new channel chief, according to sources inside the Islandia, N.Y., vendor.
  • Commerce Dept. Reports 1,137 Lost Computers
    In the wake of a string of incidents involving lost data at federal agencies, the Department of Commerce announced 1,137 laptops have been lost, stolen or missing since 2001.
  • CA CEO Says Channel Progress Will Continue
    As CA searches to replace its recently departed channel chief, the software vendor remains dedicated to tripling its indirect sales, President and CEO John Swainson told CRN Wednesday before his keynote speech at Interop New York 2006.
  • Exclusivity Blinders
    ERP software maker Infor's decision to kick VARs selling competitive product sets out of its partner ranks is a short-sighted, small-minded move that puts its own interests above those of its customers.
  • Partners have until Dec. 1 to prove their loyalty or leave the Infor fold


    Infor Enforces Exclusivity
    Infor, a $2 billion enterprise software player, is telling partners to get rid of competitive products or get gone.
  • Macromedia Breeze gets rechristened as Acrobat Connect


    Adobe Updates, Rebrands Collaboration Software
    Adobe Systems will rebrand the updated version of Macromedia Breeze under its Acrobat moniker and will ship it—along with a new Acrobat—in November.
  • Product Review: AppWorx Enables Smoother Processing Of Business Apps
    Most of the processing of business applications running today are executed in an asynchronous non-realtime batch mode. To oversee those jobs, companies employ operators and depend on job schedulers and scripts to execute complex systems. However, scripting large jobs is very expensive as it requires scripting experts, developers and operators to determine the execution paths.