FCC Reclassifies DSL, Spurring ISP Ire Over Verizon/MCI Merger
by Dan Neel
The California ISP Association claims that the merger of Verizon Communications and MCI threatens their business models.
Schneider Electric To Buy APC For $6.1 Billion
by Edward F. Moltzen
France-based Schneider Electric and American Power Conversion said Monday that the two companies had agreed to a $6.1 billion deal in which Schneider Electric will take over APC.
Done Deal: Symantec, Veritas Reach $13.5B Merger Pact
by CRN Staff
Symantec said Thursday that it has reached a $13.5 billion stock swap merger deal with storage software maker Veritas.
Oracle 'Project Fusion' To Converge Current Oracle, PeopleSoft, J.D. Edwards Functions
by Barbara Darrow
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison promised continued support for the three product lines as well as a next-gen suite that would converge the best features of each.
Fiorina: Compaq Merger Was Critical For HP
by Stephen Manning
Integrating Hewlett-Packard Co. and Compaq Computer Corp. after a contentious merger last year required blending two dramatically different cultures, HP CEO Carly Fiorina said Friday.
BEA Buys Plumtree Software For $200M
by Aaron Ricadela
BEA plans to marry its application server and middleware with Plumtree's tools for building portals.
Quantum To Boost Storage Presence, Partner Ranks With Planned ADIC Buy
Last month, Quantum said it plans to acquire Advanced Digital Information Corp. (ADIC) for $770 million, forming the third-largest independent storage vendor after EMC and Network Appliance. While the acquisition has yet to close, Quantum Chairman and CEO Rick Belluzzo and Vice President of Worldwide Marketing Rob Pickell talked to CRN Senior Editor Joseph F. Kovar about the new role Quantum will play in the industry and the channel.
Post-Turnaround EDS Hunts For Acquisitions
by Paul McDougall
In NYC, CEO says company will spend $1.5 billion to $2 billion annually to acquire smaller outsourcers.