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September, 2007


September 11, 2007  10:17 AM

BizTalk server debuts RFID, more B2B and vertical-industry support

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

The latest version of Microsoft BizTalk Server is out this week (Monday), complete with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, more business-to-business functionality and built-in industry-specific support. Those features will make BizTalk Server 2006 R2 easier for Microsoft partners to...

September 11, 2007  12:07 AM

Symantec welcomes partners — on war ship

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Symantec Partner Engage kicked off today in San Diego with a welcome reception aboard the U.S.S. Midway, a former U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. Symantec partners and executives got the chance to mingle over drinks, dinner and dessert, but they kept the shop talk to a minimum -- likely sensing that...


September 10, 2007  11:23 AM

Application deployment vendor inks deal with Citrix partner

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Software vendor Macrovision today announced a partnership to sell its AdminStudio application deployment tool through a major Citrix...


September 10, 2007  7:12 AM

SaaS players in shoving match for partner attention

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

The next few weeks will be big for the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) category.

Salesforce.com is about to host its DreamForce event. NetSuite's IPO is on its way. SAP will unveil A1S on September 19 in New...


September 7, 2007  12:01 PM

Creative financing can help stretch customer budgets, create deals where none existed

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

I believe we are about to see a dramatic overhaul in the way small businesses and midsize companies acquire their technology. Notice that I did not say purchase. A new solution financing program from distributor Ingram Micro is a sign of things to come – an increase in leasing and...


September 7, 2007  6:50 AM

Channel news: Judge swats Patriot Act; MSFT launches new virtualizer

Heather Clancy Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Judge strikes down part of Patriot Act A federal judge struck down parts of the revised USA Patriot Act on Thursday, saying investigators must have a court's approval before they can order Internet providers...


September 6, 2007  3:57 PM

Cognos, Applix partner programs to merge under aquisition

Heather Clancy Yuval Shavit Profile: YuvalShavit

Business intelligence software vendor Cognos' acquisition of corporate performance management vendor Applix will unify the two companies' partner networks, said Cognos's vice...


September 6, 2007  12:41 PM

File under ‘Duh’: Microsoft meeting to stress software

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Today is Microsoft’s big company meeting at Safeco Field. The usual occupants, the Mariners, are off doing battle on the road--not too successfully—against the Yankees. But I digress.

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September 6, 2007  6:16 AM

Channel news: Dell ‘unaware’ of accounting gaffes; NAC tracks malware

badarrow Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Dell founder 'unaware' of company's financial shenanigans Michael Dell briefly addresses accounting scandal, also answers questions about the company's strategy in retail...


September 5, 2007  10:52 PM

Sun, NetApp heading for judgement day

badarrow Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Network Appliance Inc. today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Sun Microsystems Inc. seeking damages and an injunction against Sun to prevent further distribution of Sun’s file system technology.  The lawsuit, filed in the...


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