• Sun Bets On High-Performance Computing For A Volume Market

    Sun Microsystems executives working on a military-funding supercomputing research project say they're developing a new, Java-like programming language and run-time environment that could simplify programming high-performance computing applications.

  • Fujitsu Says Only Two Companies Making Money In Enterprise PCs

    It's the start of a new regime at Fujitsu, and with it will come changes that will affect you and your business -- as well as the rest of the channel. Toshio Morohoshi, president and CEO of the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Fujitsu Computer Systems, and Dennis Mull, senior vice president of sales and marketing, sat down recently with the editors of VARBusiness to give us their thoughts on the direction and strategies of the newly created company.

  • Citrix Acquires Expertcity In $225 Million Deal

    In its largest acquisition to date, Citrix Systems Thursday inked a definitive agreement to acquire Expertcity, a leader in providing Web-based desktop access and help desk services, for $225 million in cash and stock.

  • Austin Considers Move To Linux

    The tech hot spot of Austin, Texas, is considering removing Microsoft Corp. software from some of its computers and replacing it with open-source software in what could be another setback for the technology giant's lucrative government business.

  • Dell Unveils Combo AC/DC Adapter For Laptops

    Dell on Thursday rolled out a new combo power adapter for its Latitude, Inspiron, and Precision line of portable PCs that jacks into traditional outlets as well as car and airplane power ports.

  • Citrix Acquires Expertcity For Some $225 Million In Cash And Stock

    Citrix Systems took a strong step toward its goal of becoming a billion-dollar software company by announcing the acquisition of Expertcity, maker of Web-based desktop access, training and customer-assistance products. The deal cost Citrix approximately $225 million in cash and stock, with an additional $12 million in stock to be paid to Expertcity stockholders once the combined company achieves certain unspecified financial milestones.

  • Wendover Index Up, But Some Remain Cautiously Optimistic

    In the latest indicator that tech spending is poised to continue to rise in 2004, the new Wendover-Global Insight IT Spending Index increased 19 percent in October over that of the entire third quarter. The forecast, released Thursday, Dec. 18, rides on the heels of the 10 percent increase in the Wendover-Global Insight IT Spending Index during the third quarter over the April-to-June period of this year.

  • Intel Promotes Channel Exec to VP

    Sophia Chew, who took over as general manager of Intel's Reseller Channel Operation earlier this year, was one of fourteen executives promoted to the post of vice president Thursday, according to the company.

  • IM Acronyms Gain In Business

    Want further proof that instant messaging is becoming an integral part of business culture? Look no further than a survey corporate IM vendor Omnipod conducted recently to find out what kinds of acronyms are gaining steam among business IM users.

  • Qwest To Add 700 POPs With Purchase From Allegiance Telecom

    Qwest Communications International announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement to purchase network assets and associated revenue streams from Chapter 11 communications provider Allegiance Telecom. The move would increase Qwest's Points of Presence (POPs) by nearly 700 and would give Qwest assets in 31 new metro markets.