Articles By Howard Solomon

Norton’s Internet Security arsenal provides multi-level protection

It was my fault, really. I'd bought a laptop for my mother and like a good technology writer, I installed an anti-virus program before going on the Internet. Funny, though, the Microsoft site

Published on: April 2nd, 2004 Howard Solomon

Smaller vendors may shy away from dealing with Microsoft: IBM

LAS VEGAS — Independent software vendors will spurn partnering with Microsoft because it competes with them in business applications, a senior IBM Corp. executive said as his company rolled out more initiatives to

Published on: April 1st, 2004 Howard Solomon

Intel to change way it names desktop, mobile CPUs

What's in a name? Quite a lot, Intel Corp. thinks. So after 20 years of pushing clock speed as the main identifying number in its processors, the chipmaker is about to give buyers

Published on: March 31st, 2004 Howard Solomon

Intel renames chips to provoke customer queries

What's in a name? Quite a lot, Intel Corp. thinks. So after 20 years of pushing clock speed as the main identifying number in its processors, the chipmaker is about to give buyers

Published on: March 30th, 2004 Howard Solomon

SAP & Amex team up for Canadian SMB solution

Two years ago American Express recruited Canadian Richard Lichtenstein to run a new channel division in the U.S. promoting a partnership with SAP's software for small and mid-sized businesses. Yesterday Lichtenstein brought that

Published on: March 24th, 2004 Howard Solomon

New report favours channel over direct sales

North American IT buying is about to tip from direct sales to favouring the channel, says a new report from Gartner Inc.Michael Haines, Gartner's principle analyst for service marketing and sales worldwide and

Published on: March 24th, 2004 Howard Solomon

RAM Group brings SAP-Amex SMB solution to Canada

Two years ago American Express recruited Canadian Richard Lichtenstein to run a new channel division in the U.S. promoting a partnership with SAP's software for small and mid-sized businesses. On Tuesday Lichtenstein brought

Published on: March 23rd, 2004 Howard Solomon

ISV’s loyal despite Microsoft SQL Server delay

Microsoft Corp.'s leading independent software partners are loyally sticking up for the company despite a delay in shipping latest version of its SQL Server relational database.But the move may affect some businesses, cautions

Published on: March 17th, 2004 Howard Solomon

The N-able incident

Ottawa-based N-able Technologies, a remote network management software company has extended its product's features by adding incident event management.The company said it will release its Security Event Manager next month, a dashboard module

Published on: March 10th, 2004 Howard Solomon

Softwar

In January, Oracle Corp. maestro Larry Ellison did two things that shocked the IT industry: He stepped down as company chairman and became CEO, and he said it was OK for customers to

Published on: March 5th, 2004 Howard Solomon

IBM partners encouraged to sell services to SMB

LAS VEGAS – In the information technology industry, communications is vital to success. But judging by the confused look on the faces of many resellers here this week for IBM Corp.'s annual partner

Published on: March 3rd, 2004 Howard Solomon

Avnet Hall-Mark makes noise at IBM Partnerworld

LAS VEGAS – Distributor Avnet Hall-Mark has created a new unit aimed at driving sales in IBM's xSeries market.The company announced here during IBM PartnerWorld that the new XPReS Group (short for xSeries,

Published on: March 3rd, 2004 Howard Solomon

Big Blue exec predicts ISVs will abandon Microsoft

LAS VEGAS -- Independent software vendors will spurn partnering with Microsoft because it competes with them in business applications, a senior IBM Corp. executive said as his company rolled out more initiatives to

Published on: March 2nd, 2004 Howard Solomon

Palmisano to partners: Count on SMB for growth

LAS VEGAS - The head of IBM Corp. says modest growth in information technology spending by small and medium businesses this year will offer the best bets for the company's partners. ""For you,

Published on: March 1st, 2004 Howard Solomon

A grey market whodunnit

A 14-day civil trial featuring allegations of deceit thrown by and against 3Com Canada may hinge on an e-mail attachment that no one admits to writing.The document the company says it received four

Published on: February 25th, 2004 Howard Solomon