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November, 2006

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November 29, 2006  2:47 PM

Microsoft plays Good Cop/Bad Cop with Linux



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Linux, Microsoft, Open-source

It's clear that Microsoft's strategy on dealing with open source has a split-personality problem. Without dropping a beat after the company's announced Linux partnership with Novell, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

November 14, 2006  3:28 PM

Sun open-sources Java with GPL License



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Application development, Mobile networking technology, Open-source, Systems and systems management, Wireless networking

Various constituencies have been nagging Sun Microsystems to open-source the Java platform since almost the day it was launched. Former CEO and current chairman Scott McNealy had resisted for a long time, challenging IBM to open-source DB2 when IBM execs chided Sun on the open source issue. Then...


November 13, 2006  6:28 PM

Misplaced optimism: Channel should just move on from Vista



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel partner programs, IT buyer market research, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Systems and systems management

As the ship date for Microsoft. Corp.’s Windows Vista operating system grows closer, the marketing to both end-users and solution providers gets more intense – and not only from Redmond. 

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November 9, 2006  7:34 PM

Is now the time for NAC?



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Network and application security, Networking technology

Network Access Control is all the rage these days when it comes to network security technologies. "All of the vendors have something they call NAC," says Gartner Inc. vice president and distinguished analyst John Pescatore in a


November 9, 2006  11:44 AM

Microsoft’s software as a service moves — a slap to the channel?



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Direct reseller channel conflict, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management

Steve Ballmer, in an interview with the India Economic Times, said that while he still sees a place for traditional software distribution, "I would say we are moving to a world where there is a lot more electronic distribution. It is a new...


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