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FireBird burns through open source database market: Survey

EDC analyst Joe McKendrik said the survey respondents were asked to specify exactly which open-source database products they were using: MySQL, PostgreSQL, FireBird, or other. FireBird came out on top of most of the categories, he said. FireBird is commonly used open source database for enterprise applications, as more database developers use FireBird for single […]

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Canadian PC market grows by 20 per cent in 2Q05: IDC Canada

Declining price points in the entry-level notebook segment, along with improved performance and feature set options in the high-end desktop replacement space provided the strong stimulus in portable PC adoption, officials said. The IT consultancy said PC shipments rose 20.5 per cent year-over-year and for the first time, broke the 1 million unit mark in […]

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Ballmer hints at licensing changes

Ballmer made the comments in response to a question from a Microsoft partner during a briefing in Toronto with Microsoft Canada partners. “We have to be careful about the unintentional consequences of our actions,” Ballmer said of the controversial Licensing 6.0, a revamp that was introduced to less-than-stellar reviews in the summer of 2002. “Clearly […]

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ATI to release Media Center evaluation kit in August

Starting in August, ATI will be expanding its support of Media Center Edition to the system integrator/builder channel, and the company will be offering an ATI evaluation kit through its Channel Partner Program. The kit will contain all the hardware and software to start building Media Center solutions, said Dave Block, senior market development manager […]

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TalkSwitch launches three-tier channel partner program

The new TalkSwitch & You partner program has three different levels of partners, whereas the company’s past partner program only had one level. The new level uses the traditional levels of Authorized, Gold and Platinum. As with the previous program, TalkSwitch’s channel partners are offered a 30 per cent discount off the MSRP, but while […]

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