• BEA Systems Weblogic Workshop

    BEA Systems' Weblogic Workshop is by far the most innovative development tool reviewed by CRN Test Center engineers this year. Workshop has the quickest learning curve of any Java development tool on the market and is the only one tested this year that makes development of composite applications an easy task.

  • Can't Top That Spam

    President Bush's signing of the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing (CAN-SPAM) Act of 2003 into law last week will not stem the overflow of spam, solution providers said.

  • New Economic Data Reassuring

    A new batch of economic data shows that the housing market remains red-hot, industrial production is surging, inflation remains subdued, and first-time claims for unemployment insurance have dropped. All that points to a positive turn in the economy and the channel.

  • Vernier, Firetide Callout For VARs

    Vernier Networks, a WLAN infrastructure vendor, and Firetide, a startup wireless mesh-networking vendor, are both boosting efforts to recruit solution providers looking to tap into a hot wireless market.

  • PalmOne Treo Gets Java Support

    PalmOne has extended Java support to the Treo 600 Smartphone line, which the company added with its acquisition of Handspring this past fall.

  • HP Distributors Unruffled

    Hewlett-Packard's enterprise distributors expect a smooth transition to the enhanced HP Integrated Partner program set to launch Feb. 1, despite lingering pricing uncertainties and a planned restructuring of the vendor's channel organization.

  • EMC-VMware Buy Causes Stir

    EMC's acquisition of VMware last week sent shock waves through multiple channels of partners who make their living in the virtualization and storage businesses.