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  • The Decline and Rebirth of Comdex

    As those of us who are preparing to depart for Comdex next week get ready for our trip to the big amusement park known as Las Vegas, it’s time to reflect back on why Comdex has declined as sharply as it has and to pause to remember how important and necessary an event like this…

  • Gateway Will Resell Hitachi’s Thunder 9500 SAN

    Gateway Inc. will enter the SAN business this week, as a reseller of Hitachi Data Systems’ Thunder 9500 product line. The move is part of a trend in the mainstreaming of storage area networks, but comes nearly two years after Dell Inc. started reselling EMC Corp.’s midrange Clariion storage. “We see an average unit price…

  • Borland’s Janeva 6 Integrates .Net, Java, CORBA Apps

    Borland Software Corp. Tuesday announced a new version of its interoperability solution for .Net, Java and Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA) applications. The Scotts Valley, Calif., company announced Janeva 6, an upgrade to its solution to help enterprises integrate new and existing software assets, which Borland introduced last May. Janeva 6 offers connectivity between…

  • Novell Partners Prepare to Take Linux to the Enterprise

    Tucked into Novell’s announcement last week that it was acquiring Suse for $210 million was a paragraph that got little attention in the press but a lot of attention among Novell’s channel partners. “Novell today also announced that IBM intends to make a $50 million investment in Novell convertible preferred stock. In addition, Novell and…

  • NEMC Picks Perot to Tackle HIPAA

    Incumbency is as powerful in the IT business as it is in politics. Proof of that can be seen in the way that the Tufts-New England Medical Center, known as NEMC, has approached its compliance with the federal HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations. NEMC last year brought in Perot Systems Corp., of…

  • Stock Watch: Week Ended Nov. 7, 2003, Channel Stocks Inch Higher

    The patient isn’t cured, but vital signs are improving. That’s the general feeling among investors who track publicly held solutions providers and distributors. Indeed, our Ziff Davis Channel Zone Stock Index rose a respectable 2.86 percent for the week ended Nov. 7, closing at 1061.71. The index is up more than 6 percent since mid-October.…