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October, 2007


October 31, 2007  2:02 AM

NetSuite puts Ellison’s shares in ‘lock box’



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Managed services providers, Oracle, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS)

At last, someone at NetSuite (or maybe Oracle) has figured out that Larry Ellison’s stake in NetSuite is the conflict-of-interests outsiders have been flagging for years. According to recent NetSuite filings, Oracle CEO Ellison will put

October 30, 2007  6:43 AM

Time to recalibrate your thinking about printing and imaging



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Data storage management, Heather Clancy, IT buyer market research, Managed services providers, Network and application security, Reseller channel business development, SMB

Been prepping this week for a presentation I'm giving on behalf of my colleagues at channel consulting firm SWOT Management Group to Oki Data's solution provider advisory council (full disclosure on where my head is right...


October 29, 2007  3:36 PM

Biztalk Next or ‘Oslo’ details coming soon



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Software as a service (SaaS)

Microsoft is getting ready to talk about BizTalk Server Next. The product-to-be, code-named Oslo, won't be out any time soon-sources said to look at 2009 or 2010.  The current iteration ,...


October 29, 2007  9:33 AM

Big personnel change in biz-apps world



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, SMB, Supplier relationship management

It's been an active autumn among top-level business applications execs. First, in a shake-up, Sage Software nuked a big part of its Americas leadership. Ron Verni and channel-and-strategy chief   Taylor MacDonald were gone as first reported  


October 24, 2007  7:05 AM

New MBS support plan could allay ‘Project Green’ worries



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS)

Microsoft hopes to ease concerns about its ERP migration plans by extending minimum support on all four product lines for another five years. "The longer support pledge should put any worries about Microsoft's ERP roadmap to rest, says Barb Edson, senior director of Microsoft Dynamics...


October 23, 2007  7:26 AM

Microsoft cuts ‘Titan’ CRM prices to hosting partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

In its quest to entrench  Microsoft CRM as a popular hosted alternative to Salesforce.com, Microsoft today cut the subscription fees for hosting partners by 40 percent, These partners will now pay...


October 22, 2007  8:48 AM

Intuit officially launches channel program for mid-market



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft

Intuit says its newly launched solution provider program for mid-market companies will make QuickBooks for Enterprise a viable alternative to Sage Software and Microsoft ERP products. The company, long a leader in accounting software for consumers and very small businesses, says there is a huge...


October 16, 2007  4:20 PM

Microsoft pushes next Navision release out a year



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

The next version of Microsoft Navision ERP (aka Dynamics NAV) has been delayed a full year, the company confirmed today. What was to have been NAV 5.1, due late this year, has morphed into NAV 6, with a slated release date of the fourth quarter 2008. That's calendar year quarter, A Microsoft...


October 12, 2007  8:28 AM

Oracle pulls the trigger on BEA deal



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, IBM, Open-source, Oracle, Reseller channel business development

Just when you thought Oracle might be settling down, the company makes a $6.6 billion bid for BEA Systems, the app server power. Such a move has been rumored on and off for some time, but apparently it finally got the stamp of approval up on the eleventh floor in Redwood Shores.


October 11, 2007  6:33 AM

Ballmer defends Vista’s honor to disgruntled Windows mom



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

I loved this story. It recounts Steve Ballmer's encounter with an irate Gartner analyst who is also a mom who installed Vista for her daughter. It seems she had a not-so-wonderful user...


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