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July, 2007


July 31, 2007  11:28 AM

Good News, bad news For Microsoft Business Solutions

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Here’s an interesting nugget from last Thursday’s Microsoft Financial Analysts Meeting. Jeff Raikes, president of Microsoft Business Systems, said the company’s business solutions effort (that’s ERP plus CRM plus related goods and services) surpassed the billion-dollar mark in the last...

July 31, 2007  9:28 AM

Trend Micro launches SaaS security platform

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Another security vendor is getting into the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business. Trend Micro has released SecureCloud, a platform that offers messaging gateway...


July 31, 2007  7:34 AM

Channel news: Oracle 11g testers speak up; Black Hatters show DB attack

Bcournoyer Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Oracle Database 11g beta testers speak up Oracle Database 11g beta testers have a lot to say about the system's Real Application Testing and XML...


July 30, 2007  7:17 AM

Channel news: Cisco invests in VMWare, nixes Linksys brand;

Bcournoyer Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Cisco investing $150 million in VMware Cisco's $150 million investment comes on the heels of $200 million from Intel and on the eve of VMware's expected IPO. [eWEEK]


July 27, 2007  7:23 AM

Channel news: Microsoft wants “shared” to mean “open,” MSFT desktop manager download

Bcournoyer Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Microsoft now wants its Shared Source licenses to qualify as open source Microsoft officials said at the O'Reilly Open Source conference this week that they are going to seek Open Source Initiative...


July 26, 2007  3:53 PM

Is HP getting ready to swallow Bull SA?

Bcournoyer Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Published reports say Hewlett Packard Corp. is getting ready to buy  French systems integrator Bull SA for 720 million euros 7.5 euros per share.

Speculation on the buyout began when Capital Magazine reported that HP is...


July 26, 2007  2:25 PM

IBM reorg aims Big Blue at SMB customers

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

IBM has launched another reorg aimed at boosting sales of its hardware into SMB accounts.

In the name of simplicity and “ease of use” IBM is building a single partner-facing sales force to rep all of its Systems and Technology...


July 26, 2007  8:48 AM

Microsoft Live services, anti-Google strategy, leave partners out of the loop

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

For Microsoft the question of whether to host or not to host remains a sticky one.

This week the company reiterated its hosting platform plans at...


July 26, 2007  6:50 AM

Channel news: Apple profits soar; data loss at US .mil; Seagate to stop making IDE

badarrow Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Apple profit soars 73% as sales rise The results exceeded analysts’ expectations as the company reported strong sales of...


July 25, 2007  8:57 AM

Another study shows end users’ lack of awareness

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

I have a friend who works for an IT help desk. A few weeks back, an employee called him up and asked -- and I quote -- "How do I use the Internet?" Now, a new study by Trend Micro is confirming what most people (especially IT help desk employees) already knew:...


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