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  • Wireless Security Seeks Sweet Spot

    It doesn't happen often, but every once in a while enhancements to a technology keep pace with demand and need, as is the case with wireless security, which is evolving nearly hand-in-hand with the maturation of wireless networks. In some cases, they're outpacing them. That's the good news. The bad news is that many customers are still wary of wireless, leaving most VARs months or years away from a wireless payoff.

  • How Will You Score In Microsoft's New Plan?

    Inside Microsoft, the Next Generation Partner Program is now simply known as the Microsoft Partner Program (MPP). But that doesn't diminish how excited Allison Watson, vice president of worldwide partner sales and marketing, is about it. Moreover, her boss' boss, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, is also excited about it.

  • Have Payroll, Will Travel

    We've all heard about the accounting scandals that have been rocking corporate America, but the epidemic of fuzzy math and loose number-crunching struck the state government of North Carolina recently.

  • Paranet Solutions: On the Fast Track

    Few solution providers can boast the kind of impressive growth that Paranet Solutions enjoyed in 2002. The Plano, Texas-based company (ranked No. 281 on the 2003 VARBusiness 500 list of top solution providers) more than doubled its revenue from 2001 and made an Olympic-size leap from $30 million to $70 million in sales. That's a whopping 133 percent increase.

  • GE Access Offers Year-End Rebates

    GE Access is offering a series of discounts, rebates and other programs to help Sun Microsystems solution providers better compete for year-end opportunities, according to the Westminster, Colo.-based distributor.

  • Qwest To Offer VoIP

    Qwest Communications will introduce VoIP service in Minnesota, taking advantage of a Minnesota federal judge's ruling to deregulate Internet telephone service. Qwest's announcement also comes in the same week that the regional telephone provider begins marketing long-distance service in the 12 Western states, including Minnesota, where it already dominates local phone service.

  • Veritas Rounds Out Storage-Management Offerings

    In a bid to become a more well-rounded storage-management software company, Veritas Software this week announced a range of products that touch on desktop backup, faster server backup and recovery, utility computing and life-cycle data management.

  • Lotus Preaches 'Rich Client' Religion, Continuity For Domino Apps

    Lotus Domino will have life beyond the current 6.5 release, according to executives from IBM's Lotus Software group. Over time the collaboration server will be blended into the company's overall Workplace scenario, and the company again pledged continued support for current development and applications.

  • Microsoft Places $250K Bounties On Hackers

    Microsoft placed a $250,000 bounty on the respective heads of the MSBlaster and So.Big virus writers as part of a $5 million program it launched here on Wednesday with the FBI, Secret Service and Interpol to fight cybercrime.