• 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)

  • New CA Program Turning Heads

    Six months after Computer Associates International overhauled its channel strategy, VARs and CA executives are encouraged by the program's progress.

  • Best-Case Scenario

    When Best Software absorbs the products and operations of Accpac International, the combined company could become the product and channel powerhouse that finally gives Microsoft some real competition in the small- and midsize-business market.

  • Symantec Service Monitors The Global Internet

    The blight of malicious code in 2003 proved that viruses, worms and other Internet threats can have a staggering impact on business if not caught before entering a company's perimeter. However, by the time most companies learn about a new threat, it's too late to do much about it.

  • Power Play: Microtel System Delivers

    The computer industry is going through a whirlwind digital revolution in the sense that the next generation of users will demand an extraordinary level of realism and 3-D graphics from games and digital content creation applications. PC users are clamoring for more out of their systems, more from their technology, and it is all being fueled by gaming and multimedia. The time for 64-bit processing has arrived.

  • E-Business Designer A Key Development Tool

    Increasing competition in the development tool market has pushed vendors to combine their offerings into single products or sell them as suites. In the Web tool market, for instance, with the exception of some XML technologies, vendors are repackaging their tools into suites or, in the case of Oasyssoft, a Barcleona, Spain-based consulting company, offering alternative development methodologies to traditional Web tools such as Dreamweaver.

  • Judge Dismisses AOL Spam Suit

    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by America Online against a group of Florida computer technicians who allegedly helped senders of junk e-mails.