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May, 2008

May 20, 2008  8:19 PM

Seized with doubt: CDW IT Monitor reflects buyer uncertainty

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Reseller channel business development, SMB

Has there ever been an economist willing to say we're in a recession while the recession is actually happening? My own personal barometer of the economy (my husband who is a contractor) continues to have a very bizarre spring. After months of denial and a sort of lag factor, it appears that IT...

May 20, 2008  11:26 AM

Dell Channel Blog now coming Thursday

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs

The launch of the Dell Channel Blog is now on for Thursday.

Dell had planned to introduce the blog last Friday but delayed it for unspecified reasons. The bare bones of the site are now up at, and the...

May 20, 2008  7:56 AM

Microsoft partners can now offer SharePoint consulting

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Collaboration software, Microsoft, News

Microsoft partners now have a new service they can offer to their SharePoint customers.

The company yesterday announced SharePoint Deployment Planning Services (SDPS)....

May 19, 2008  12:37 PM

Symantec, Citrix channel chiefs are this week’s podcast guests

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Network and application security, Virtualization has lined up interviews with two major channel executives for this week's Partner News Podcast. Julie Parrish, Symantec's vice president of global channel sales, will call in to talk about changes to Symantec's deal registration program and other topics facing Symantec...

May 19, 2008  12:11 PM

Juniper sales exec Minshull resigns

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Networking technology, News

By Rivka Little, Senior News Writer  A top operations executive is leaving Juniper Networks -- closely following the departure of the company's COO in January.

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May 18, 2008  5:04 PM

Microsoft pitches new sort of deal to Yahoo

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel, Microsoft

The Microhoo saga continued Sunday when Microsoft said it was looking into "an alternative" transaction with Yahoo rather than an outright acquisition of the portal and search...

May 18, 2008  1:48 PM

IBM vs. Microsoft battles rage on. Does anyone else care?

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, IBM, Microsoft

Colin Steele's story this week on IBM taking on Microsoft's SharePoint dominance with Quickr depicts just the latest skirmish in...

May 16, 2008  1:18 PM

EMC to sell VMware? To Intel?

Posted by: Bcournoyer
EMC, News, Virtualization

EMC stock is rising amid speculation the company will sell off VMware, according to a Bloomberg story hot off the virtual press. The story quotes one New York equity trader who says rumors about EMC...

May 16, 2008  10:34 AM

Dell Channel Blog launch delayed

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs

The Dell Channel Blog isn't getting off to a good start. In fact, it's not getting off to a start at all. Dell said earlier this week it would launch the blog today, but word just came down that it won't be happening. The reasons for the delay are unknown, as is the new launch date. When the blog...

May 15, 2008  4:05 PM

Digital surveillance: Keep your eyes peeled

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Network and application security, Reseller channel business development

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