• Server Market Posts Growth

    The worldwide server market posted growth for the third consecutive quarter at the end of 2003, with Linux use continuing to accelerate, market-research firm IDC says.

  • BMC Puts Remedy Into Action

    BMC Software channel partners relying on the Remedy Action Request System can make use of channel-friendly features in version 6.0 of the business process engine that make it easier for them to build, deploy and manage applications.

  • Sun Loses Services Chief

    Sun Microsystems services chief Patricia Sueltz took almost everyone by surprise last week when she decided to leave one set of uncertainties facing Sun for the unfamiliar issues of

  • SSTP Simplifies Sales Tax Laws For Businesses

    It's bad enough having to pay taxes, but coping with labyrinthine sales tax rules of 50 states makes the process all the more painful. Now try to find an accounting package that handles multiple tax codes and reporting guidelines from all over the country. Go ahead, try.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Martin Taylor, Microsoft

    As general manager for platform strategies at Microsoft, Martin Taylor leads the company's charge to contain open-source technology. In an interview with CRN Editor In Chief Michael Vizard, Taylor discusses the lessons Microsoft is learning from rising customer interest in open source. Here is an excerpt:

  • Briefs: Hindsight And Foresight, March 1, 2004

    The moving and shaking in the Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) channel continued last week as two MBS partners, EYT and In2Gr8, merged and announced $20 million in first-round funding.

  • CompUSA Orders SoftwareToGo

    Asoftware point-of-sale upstart and a custom-system manufacturer have joined forces to roll out a nationwide, custom application-on-demand service for retailer CompUSA that could lay the groundwork for sales into other markets. The solution allows CompUSA customers to download and purchase software titles from more than 200 publishers via in-store kiosks.


    Last summer's blackout proved the value of having properly configured UPSes in place. Not only did UPSes prevent the certain loss of lots of data, they also allowed critical work to get done while local electrical grids were down. In fact, the power provided by UPSes, in conjunction with the judicious shutting down of non-essential hardware, allowed CRN's production and editorial staff to finish the following week's issue on the night of the blackout. No deadlines were missed.

  • Forsythe Buy Secures NBG's Nokia Sales

    Forsythe Solutions Group doubled its security operations last week with the acquisition of National Business Group for an undisclosed amount. Atlanta-based NBG supplies security systems built on products from vendors such as Citrix Systems, Nokia, Check Point Software Technologies and RSA Security.