• E-mail: Where It's Going

    E-mail is mutating, and within five years will both recede into a background of ubiquity and blend with an even wider range of collaborative functions, according to predictions made by a messaging research firm.

  • ATI Takes Wraps Off Channel Programs

    Looking to raise the profile of graphics capabilities as a differentiating component for custom-system builders, ATI Technologies recently launched two channel programs, the first focusing on general system builders and the second on integrators selling Fire GL graphics cards. The vendor also hired a new director of North American channel sales, Larry McIntosh.

  • IP Telephony To Take Off

    Solution providers are expecting 2004 to be a banner year for IP telephony as the technology gains a mainstream foothold, vendors continue to drop product pricing and the economy shows signs of improvement.

  • GFI LANguard S.E.L.M. Identifies, Prevents Network Intrusions

    Network intrusions are on the rise, and many companies are ill-equipped to deal with today's digital thieves. Therefore, detecting and preventing unauthorized network access can be a big business for solution providers. While worms, viruses, Trojan horses and denial-of-service attacks can sap productivity and efficiency, intrusions will prove to be the real threat for Internet-connected businesses.

  • Intel Hopes To Drive Home Its Convergence Message

    Chip maker Intel, which has largely stayed away from outside trade shows for the past several years, will use the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week to tout a home convergence strategy that is key to its future growth.

  • Autonomic Computing: Fantasy Or Reality?

    It's a network administrator's dream,a system that identifies, isolates and repairs glitches all by itself. As thresholds are reached, servers reallocate resources automatically. When a virus or hacker intrudes, the network responds without involving humans at all, eliminating threats and learning from the incidents so they don't occur again. As a result, the technology reduces overall IT cost of ownership by as much as 50 percent.

  • Avnet Hall-Mark: Go Vertical

    Avnet Hall-Mark's Hewlett-Packard Business Unit launched a new vertical market program last month in an effort to help solution providers build practices in healthcare, manufacturing and financial verticals.

  • IBM Acquistion Expands Vendors' POS Presence

    IBM's recent purchase of self-checkout vendor Productivity Solutions Inc. (PSI) should lower the bar to entry for solution providers eager to gain access to the growing market, allowing them to purchase both point-of-sale and self-service products from a single vendor.

  • <I>CRN</I> Interview: Byron Sebastian, BEA

    CRN Technical Editor Mario Morejon recently met with Byron Sebastian, vice president and general manager AT BEA Systems' WebLogic Workshop and Portal Group, who offered advice on overcoming some of today's technical hurdles when building Web services and a service-oriented architecture (SOA)