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September, 2007


September 18, 2007  9:53 AM

Cisco acquires tools to clean up airwaves



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Cisco, Networking technology, News, VoIP over IP (VoIP), Wireless networking

Cisco Systems Inc. has shopped successfully for a set of tools that can help its wireless customers clean up the interference and improve the efficiency of their networks.

Cisco announced...

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September 17, 2007  3:44 PM

McAfee introduces security management platform



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Network and application security, News

McAfee announced today a version of its management console designed to support most major security applications, and to allow third parties to write custom code to add special functions to McAfee's existing framework. McAfee describes ePolicy Orchestrator 4.0...


September 17, 2007  2:51 PM

Kaseya launches program to help managed services providers



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Managed services providers, News

Automation software vendor Kaseya is offering a new program to help its channel partners provide managed services. Kaseya's emPower Program, launched today, supports partners' managed services with around-the-clock IT monitoring, training and additional...


September 16, 2007  9:48 PM

HP and SAP: A winning combo?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS)

A good source swore last week that Hewlett Packard is talking with SAP about buying the ERP kingpin. This guy is tight with HP insiders. And knee-jerk doubts aside, the idea is not so farfetched. Please note: I know nothing more about a potential deal than what this guy is saying. But, let's...


September 13, 2007  1:21 PM

HP drives toward”Global 500,000″ focuses on blades, includes some services



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data storage management, Direct reseller channel conflict, News, SMB, Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management

Hewlett-Packard Co. launched an assault on the mid-market yesterday, targeting what it calls the “global 500,000” – companies with between 100 and 999 employees.

Like similar marketing campaigns from Dell, IBM, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle and SAP,...


September 13, 2007  2:10 AM

VMware partner profit margins still strong, exec. says



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Channel, Data storage management, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Virtualization

Are VMware partners making money? Company execs at VMworld in San Francisco, Calif. last week said yes,  but not always in the ways you'd expect. ...


September 12, 2007  1:07 AM

VMware revenue model shifts, CEO says



Posted by: Brein Matturro
IBM, Reseller channel business development, Tech Blogs, Virtualization

VMware Inc. has shifted its revenue model away from its hypervisor technology to value added services, said Diane Greene, the company’s president and CEO. “We...


September 11, 2007  10:35 PM

Sun, Microsoft to write another interop chapter?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Open-source, Sun

Tomorrow afternoon Sun and Microsoft will co-host a conference call to talk up hopefully some tangible new facet of their plan to make their respective operating systems and toolsets work well together.


September 11, 2007  8:34 PM

Symantec honors partners with annual awards



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Network and application security, News

Symantec gave out its partner awards throughout the day at Symantec Partner Engage in San Diego today. All of the winners received a crystal trophy, except for the partner of the year, who received a brass telescope. Here's who won:

  • Partner of the Year: Continental...


September 11, 2007  8:03 PM

Symantec CEO takes shots at Microsoft’s security play



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, Network and application security, News

The conference is called Symantec Partner Engage, but CEO John Thompson took an hour after his keynote address in San Diego this morning to engage reporters in a roundtable discussion. And it didn't take long for the conversation to steer towards Microsoft's plans to compete in the security...


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