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  • D&H Partners With VARStreet

    D&H Distributing has partnered with e-commerce solution provider VARStreet in a deal to provide D&H customers with broader product pricing, availability search capabilities and one-stop ordering. The deal could also bring D&H additional customers through VARStreet's current customer base of 2,000 solution providers.

  • Tivoli Channel Chief Steps Down

    After a whirlwind 34-year career at IBM that culminated in building a partner network for IBM's Tivoli unit, Michael Twomey is calling it quits. Twomey will leave his post as vice president of business development and channels on Jan. 1. Twomey, a tireless traveler for IBM, will assume the chief financial officer's role at NetBotz, a privately held appliance start-up based in Austin, Texas, that's headed by one of Tivoli's founders, Martin Neath.

  • Chip Implant As A Credit Card?

    For the forgetful bionic man or woman in your life, here's a credit card they can't possibly leave home without: a microchip the size of a grain of rice implanted in the arm.

  • Pivotal Board OKs CDC's Offer

    Yet another twist has turned in the saga of suitors vying for troubled CRM provider Pivotal Software. On Monday, Pivotal's board said it now views the offer tendered by CDC Software, a wholly owned subsidiary of Chinadotcom, as "superior." Last Friday, Pivotal's board, based in Vancouver, Canada, had rejected CDC's offer.

  • Tivoli Channel Chief To Retire

    After a whirlwind 34-year career at IBM that culminated in building a partner network for IBM's Tivoli unit, Michael Twomey is calling it quits. Twomey will leave his post as vice president of business development and channels on Jan. 1. Twomey, a tireless traveler for IBM, will assume the chief financial officer's role at NetBotz, a privately held appliance start-up based in Austin, Texas, that's headed by one of Tivoli's founders, Martin Neath.

  • Netgear Aims For Enterprise WLAN Space

    Netgear, best known for its Wi-Fi equipment aimed at homes and small businesses, said Monday that it will partner with two other WLAN vendors in an attempt to get a foot in the enterprise door.

  • Companies Explore 'Micropayments' Idea

    An idea that seemingly evaporated along with dot-com mania is back: that the Internet would realize its full grass-roots potential if Web surfers could pay small amounts for tidbits of online content.

  • Ballmer & You Revisited: More Hot Topics

    Ask Microsoft's CEO a question, and you'll likely get a straight answer. Might not be the one you were looking for, but a strong, succinct answer you'll get just the same. That's what we received when VARBusiness posed questions from readers to Steve Ballmer, the man who has effectively been running Microsoft since Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates moved over to serve as chief software architect three years ago.

  • Outsourcing: Offshore Hiccups An Irreversible Trend?

    The reining in of a pair of high-profile offshore relationships late last month shows how the movement of IT and customer-service operations to lower--cost overseas locales still carries sizable business and public-relations risks.

  • Microsoft Sets Sights On Cars

    First Microsoft set out to put a computer in every home. Now the software giant hopes to put one in every vehicle, too.