• Tech Industry Works to Stem New Rules for Security

    America's largest technology companies are working to persuade the Department of Homeland Security against consideration of costly new computer-security rules, arguing that companies already are taking aggressive steps to defend against hackers.

  • EDS To Carry 3Com Telecom Equipment

    EDS (No. 2 on the 2003 VARBusiness 500) has signed an agreement with 3Com to offer the Marlborough, Mass.-based supplier's portfolio of switches, routers and voice-over-IP enterprise-networking products as part of its solutions offering.

  • Altiris Buys Wise

    Altiris, a developer of systems management solutions, acquired Wise Solutions, a developer of enterprise application management software, in a stock and cash deal worth about $43 million.

  • SMARTS, BladeLogic Join To Expand Data Center Automation

    In an effort to help data centers achieve self-healing systems management capabilities, managed service providers BladeLogic and SMARTS (System Management ARTS) have joined forces to expand data center automation. The alliance, announced Monday, is designed to help solution providers leverage both companies' network management appliances to improve service responsiveness and reduce operational costs.

  • FCC Weighs Taxing, Regulating VoIP

    When the FCC's Internet Policy Working Group begins wheeling into action in January, one of its first items of business will be to determine whether VoIP will seep into the nation's telephone universe quietly over a period of several years or sweep in with a vengeance in a few months.

  • Wireless Vendors Bring Out The Gear At Wi-Fi Planet

    n the workplace got a boost Tuesday as the Wi-Fi Planet Conference & Expo Fall 2003 opened in San Jose, Calif. The trade show runs through Friday with more than 115 vendors -- including wireless arena top players such as Intel and 3Com -- are strutting new products and announcing future plans to push Wi-Fi.

  • Microsoft Memo Names Two Services Execs To Deep Partner Bench

    In an effort to address concerns about the departure of consulting services chief Mike Sinneck, Microsoft this week issued a memo to its channel officially announcing the appointment of two new services executives to a deep bench of six company managers with partner responsibilities in 2004.