• USi Adds HR Services To Arsenal

    ASP powerhouse USinternetworking said Monday that it entered into an alliance to offer services from SHPS, an outsourcer of benefits administration services for large human resources organizations.

  • Microsoft Launches Security Offensive

    Batten down the hatches, folks. After years of lip service, Microsoft is talking tough on security, launching last week a major offensive to combat security threats against its software. The effort occupies priority No. 1 at the company, according to president and CEO Steve Ballmer, who devoted nearly two-thirds of his prototypically kinetic keynote to security initiatives at the annual Microsoft Partner Conference in New Orleans.

  • Windows, Linux Gain Ground

    Despite growing pressure from Linux, Microsoft's Windows gained an even greater share of the server operating-system market last year, according to data released Oct. 8 by market researcher IDC.

  • CRN Interview: Alan Ganek, IBM

    One of the cornerstones of IBM's E-Business on Demand initiative is a concept called autonomic computing, which is the idea that systems and networks should automatically be able to heal themselves and automatically allocate resources in order to bring the cost of IT ownership down by orders of magnitude. Heading up IBM's research in this area is Alan Ganek, IBM's vice president of autonomic computing.

  • Citrix, IBM Cozy Up On Systems Integration, Portlet Deal

    At the start of its annual iForum conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Citrix Systems announced a major systems integration deal with IBM and the release of an updated portlet that integrates the company's MetaFrame Presentation Server with IBM's WebSphere.

  • CRN Research: Channel Opportunities Growing Stronger In The Midmarket

    Midsize companies continue to grow more optimistic when it comes to their plans for technology spending, according to the August CRN survey of technology executives at these companies. This renewed optimism extends to a broad range of Internet-related and hardware/software categories.

  • Security Arena Heats Up

    Sana Security this week plans to introduce a channel program, while fellow security players Barracuda Networks and Black Dragon Software are expected to launch products.

  • Gateway Launches Formal Channel Program

    Gateway this week plans to launch its first formal channel program, a move designed to fuel sales of back-office and digital convergence products ranging from servers and storage to displays and projectors.