Vertical Opportunities


  • Upcoming Workplace edition tuned for SMBs


    IBM To Partners: Express Yourself
    Stay tuned for a faster, more efficient IBM Workplace client late this year or early in 2005.
  • EDS Requests More Time To File 3Q Report
    Electronic Data Systems, which has twice delayed releasing its third-quarter financial results, said it would ask for extra time to file the report with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Case Study: Ingram VARs Team Up For 97-Site Deal
    When New Boston, Texas-based solution provider SEE-Comm had the opportunity to upgrade a four-camera surveillance system at a Southwestern paper mill owned by International Paper, there was only one problem—the solution provider had no clue how to implement such a system.
  • Ingram Banks On Emerging Technologies
    Ingram Micro is counting on emerging technologies to spur growth for the next few years. The distributor is planning to jump on the RFID, point-of-sale, AIDC, digital home and digital signage bandwagons in 2005, as well as focus on new vertical markets such as manufacturing and retail.
  • Ektron Server Makes Content Management Easier
    Content management systems are extremely important in markets such as legal, medical and education, as well as for publishing companies that have a heavy Web presence and must update content frequently.
  • Digital integrators like Cindy Podgurski of VMI are creating large-as-life solutions centered on high-end display systems


    Case Study: Big Splash
    VMI's Cindy Podgurski and other integrators are creating large-as-life solutions centered on high-end display systems.
  • EDS Offers Early Retirement To 9,200 Employees
    Electronic Data Systems it plans to offer early retirement incentives to 9,200 U.S. workers, or 17.4 percent of its domestic work force, and expects to take a $150 million charge in the fourth quarter to cover the costs.
  • A2iA's Software Is Checking It Twice
    For solution providers whose customers must process large amounts of hand-written check payments, products from A2iA can automate the process.
  • SAP Update Targets Manufacturers
    SAP continued its relentless move into the small-business market last week with the latest version of its business management suite.
  • Where Integration Is Heading
    In a roundtable discussion with CRN, executives from Accenture, SBI.enteris and Intrasphere shed some light on the course of the systems integration arena in the age of Sarbanes-Oxley, global delivery and offshore outsourcing.
  • Gates To Appear On Stage With 15 Builders To Launch New Version


    Custom Channel Gets Media Center OS
    Microsoft's Bill Gates will share the stage Tuesday with nearly 15 system builders to launch the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

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