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Broadcom aims new RAIDCore controller cards at SMB space

RAIDCore products, which are sold throughout North America, South America, and Europe via Bell Micro, and in Australia and New Zealand by Server-Bits.Com resellers, offer opportunities for both SMB-based users and the reseller channel, according to Mark Taylor, director of RAID marketing at Broadcom. “We saw the SMB space as a storage opportunity because we […]

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Tarantella announces latest Secure Global Desktop

“We have already seen tremendous response from the channel to the introduction of Secure Global Desktop Terminal Services Edition,” said Steve Bannerman, Chief Marketing Officer. “Many of our channel partners such as Global DL in Toronto, Canada, and Tridex Systems in Colorado have reported significant net new business since our announcement.” The company also reports […]

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The battle of the 64-bit processors: which one is best?

In the report, titled “Performance-on-the-Die: The 64-bit Server Report,” analyst Joe Clabby describes the comparative differences between AMD Opteron, IBM POWER, Intel Itanium, and Sun UltraSPARC 64-bit architectures, and analyses the market positioning of each product offering. “Our research shows that there are significant differences between the 64- bit microprocessors offered by AMD, IBM, Intel, […]

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SCO puts focus on products at Forum

While the topic of SCO’s epic legal battles with IBM and much of the Linux community is still a frequent topic of discussion, CEO Darl McBride made it clear that unlike last year’s Forum, also held at the MGM Grand here, the focus this year is on SCO’s Unix products, its product roadmap, and the […]

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Linux not ready for prime time enterprise: Microsoft

Thus, the software giant hired Richmond Hill, Ont.-based VAR Compugen Inc. to review Windows Server 2003 and enterprise-level distributions of Linux from Red Hat and Novell’s SuSE, and examine the practical implications of using one operating system (OS) versus another. The test compared the usability characteristics of the three OSs in terms of performing a […]

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Linux is fertile territory for resellers, says Ingram Micro

The Linux Education Forum, one in a series of Knowledge Forums designed for resellers and their end users, saw more than 70 attendees gather in Mississauga, just outside Toronto, to hear guest speaker Mark Smith, author of “Linux in the Boardroom,” who told the vendors, resellers, and IT managers at the event about opportunities around […]

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Novell reiterates commitment to Linux

“2004 will be the year that Linux goes mainstream,” said Jack Messman, Novell’s chairman and CEO. “We’re going to drive Linux from the periphery to the enterprise. Following that, we’ll see Linux’s transition to the desktop.” Novell is building on the Linux strategy that it announced at last year’s Brainshare event, and then implemented by […]

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Veritas sees bigger channel opportunities

When the deal is completed, the new entity, operating as Symantec, will be the fourth largest software vendor, with more than 13,000 staff, $4 billion in annual revenues, $5 billion in cash, $1.5 billion in deferred revenues, $1.5 billion in debt and a market opportunity currently valued at $35 billion and projected to be worth […]

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IBM to revamp partner program

“One of the main purposes of this is to simplify access to this program for our business partners… the ease of doing business with IBM. This is a big step forward. The change in program reflects where partners are.” It no longer makes sense to try and restrict partners to fitting into neat categories like […]

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