CRN Applications and OS News


  • Silence Is Not Golden
    One sign of the terrible arrogance wreaking havoc on the channel programs of the biggest and most powerful companies in this business is the chilling, cavernous communications void that accompanies each and every acquisition.
  • A Kinder, Gentler Oracle?
    The spotlight at Oracle OpenWorld 2006 this week will fall on the company's evolving—and growing—Fusion middleware stack, with some details on the upcoming Oracle eBusiness Suite 12.
  • Single Sign-On At Your Fingertips
    Biometrics vendor DigitalPersona this week is taking the wraps off a new version of its fingerprint-recognition offering that improves security and speeds the process of authenticating users.
  • Internet giant adds to its strategy with Docs and Spreadseets offering, which furnishes very basic word processing, spreadsheet features


    Google's Latest Plans Up The Ante In Apps War
    With Microsoft gearing up its Office 2007 pitch, Google let another shoe drop in its applications strategy.
  • As the software industry buyouts keep on coming, VARs will have to sort through the hype and vote their business accordingly


    Election Day In Software
    As the software industry buyouts keep on coming, VARs will have to sort through the hype and vote their business accordingly.
  • How To: Configure An SMB Server For Remote Management
    Nowadays, even small- and midsize businesses can enjoy the kind of network monitoring and control once only deployed in large enterprises. Here's a way to get started in offering remote network administration services.
  • Future product will enable segregation of database, apps access.


    Phillips Drops Hints About Oracle 11g
    Oracle co-president Charles Phillips offered a few hints as to what partners can expect from the company's upcoming Oracle 11g database and applications.
  • Cryptolex seeks foothold for its offering, will recruit security VARs


    Network, Physical Access Via One Device? Meet Mobio
    Security startup Cryptolex emerges from stealth mode today with a handheld biometric security offering that can be used to access networks, applications, and door and building security systems.
  • Partners say software giant's plans leave room for value-added extensions


    Microsoft Moves Deep Into Desktop Management Space
    Microsoft's multifaceted effort to improve Windows desktop management treads into the turf of nervous ISVs and managed service providers, but they also open up opportunities for enterprising partners.
  • Getting Prepped For OOW '06
    Oracle is using not only the whole Moscone Center, but part of Howard Street to host the biggest-ever Oracle OpenWorld. That's what nearly $20 billion in purchasing power gets you--one big show--along with Siebel, PeopleSoft, , Retek, Timesten, Oblix customers and partners.
  • Microsoft Launches IE7 For Windows XP
    Microsoft has rolled out Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP, just months before the general availability of its next-generation Windows Vista operating system.
  • Open-source database to get better montitoring, alerting tools.


    MySQL Gussies Up For Big Biz
    Open-source database fave MySQL will soon offer a monitoring service to take some of the load off weary DBAs.