CRN Applications and OS News

  • CA Adds Configuration Management Database
    CA on Wednesday introduced its first commercial configuration management database that will include recently acquired automated dependency mapping technology that correlates IT assets with business services.
  • Analyst: Intel 'Clearly Executing'
    Despite some missteps in recent years, Intel stands to be more competitive going forward, according to semiconductor market analyst Nathan Brookwood of Insight64.
  • Mozilla Releases Firefox 2.0 RC1
    Mozilla is slated to unveil a release candidate of Firefox 2.0 on Tuesday, the next step toward finalizing the browser's first major upgrade in a year.
  • 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.