CRM 3.0 Set For 4Q
by Barbara Darrow
Microsoft's CRM Next isn't shipping yet, but when it does, it will sport a new name, add a bunch of features and come with a Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA) option that makes it easier for solution providers to craft hosted CRM offerings.
Feeling The Heat
by Joe Caponi
It's a week characterized by opressive heat (at least here in the northeast United States) and torpid economic news (pretty much everywhere). But it didn't kept us from chasing down the big stories.
Merisel Mounts a Comeback
by T.C. Doyle
Remember Merisel? Sure you do. It was the third option in broadline distribution for years. When you found yourself out of credit at Ingram and Tech Data, there was always the plucky company in El Segundo, Calif. That is, until it hit a wall and was forced to sell its viable parts, principally the MOCA Sun products distribution arm and the Canadian broadline distribution operation,fast.
A New License To Sell
by Steven Burke
Take no mistake about it. Microsoft's vice president of U.S. Small Business and Broad Channel Sales and Marketing, Bob Clough, says the software giant is depending on its 40,000-plus independent solution providers for more than 50 percent of sales of its new annuity software licensing program.
Corel Simplifies Licensing To Entice Schools
by Michael Vizard
As part of a bid to increase its footprint in the higher-education market, Corel recently unveiled a simplified licensing approach that gives those customers one-stop access to all of its productivity applications.
Microsoft Releases Office 2003 Licensing Prices
by Gregg Keizer
Microsoft this week put the final piece of the Office 2003 pricing in place by quietly publishing licensing costs to enterprises for the updated productivity suite, which will officially launch on Oct. 21.
Microsoft's Q4 Profit Dampened By Xbox Woes
by Kevin McLaughlin
Sales nonetheless grew 13 percent, due to strength in Microsoft's client, business, server and tools divisions.
Review: What Sun Hath Wrought for MySQL
by CRN Staff
Sun this week announced some new features and news for its recently acquired MySQL product, and the Test Center examines it up close to see if it delivers value to solution providers and their customers.