CRN Applications and OS News

  • Microsoft Dumps Virtual PC For Mac
    Microsoft said it's dropping any plans to update its Virtual PC virtualization software to enable it work on Apple's new Intel-based Macs.
  • Citrix To Acquire Orbital Data
    Citrix Systems said Monday it plans to acquire Orbital Data, a San Mateo, Calif.-based maker of software that optimizes application delivery over WANs.
  • Company exec insists license renewal policy changes will benefit partners

    Citrix Direct Move Ruffles VARs' Feathers
    Some partners are upset that Citrix Systems is taking its license renewal fulfillment business direct, even though the software vendor claims its new policies will benefit its channel.
  • No Slowdown In HDTV Sales, Says Sony
    Strong sales of high-definition TVs and other consumer electronics are projected to continue the second half of the year, according to an executive for Sony Electronics Inc.
  • Linspire Five-O A Good Option
    System builders differentiate their offerings from those of tier-one vendors by providing customization and bundled services. While this strategy works well with high-end desktop PCs, the story is different at the low end of the market.
  • Good Riddance, Gates
    It's the dog days of summer, and what news there is ain't perky. AOL is going to chop a quarter of its workforce in the next six months, Citrix decides to cut its partners out of its license renewal program. Vista and Office 2007 are still on the (distant) horizon.
  • Briefs: August 7, 2006
    Tom Ducatelli, Tech Data's senior vice president of sales, resigned last week, effective immediately. Ducatelli "has decided to pursue new opportunities outside Tech Data," the distributor said in a statement.
  • Microsoft remains coy about future e-commerce deliverables

    Whither Commerce Server?
    Microsoft will continue to offer e-commerce functionality beyond the newly shipping Commerce Server 2007, but the company is still being coy about how it will be delivered to customers.
  • IBM Offers Free RFID Training Tools
    IBM this week introduced free online resources which can help solution providers get an edge on the emerging market for radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.
  • Rev Drive; Data Recovery Software; Flash Drive; IP Camera; Tape Autoloader; PC Blade

  • IBM Furthers Convergence Strategy With MRO Buy
    IBM's Software Group was one of the bright spots on its recent annual earnings call. And if you look closely at what the company is trying to do to leverage its successes there, you'll find a strategy bent on connecting the dots between IBM's myriad software products and its vast consulting and services offerings.