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July, 2008


July 28, 2008  8:52 AM

An easier way to produce quotes on Dell systems



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Reseller channel business development, Supplier relationship management, Vendor partner business issues

If you’re building out a Dell solutions practice, there’s a new third-party tool available from Aspire Technologies that’s supposed to help solution providers more quickly create sales quotes that include Dell products. Aspire, which is...

July 25, 2008  1:39 PM

HP-EDS acquisition back on track



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, News, Reseller channel business development

EDS shareholders agreed Thursday to vote on Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) bid to acquire the company, The Dallas Business Journal reported.


July 25, 2008  11:53 AM

Citrix dumps other distributors for exclusive Ingram Micro deal



Posted by: badarrow
Channel partner programs, IT channel products and technologies, Server virtualization, Virtualization

By Colin Steele, News Writer Citrix likes Ingram Micro so much, it's going to stop seeing other distributors. Citrix is going exclusive with Ingram Micro and expanding their distribution deal to include more rewards and resources for channel partners. The Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.-based virtualization...


July 24, 2008  10:36 AM

It’s not a Microsoft thing stupid, it’s about Juniper!



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Cisco, Microsoft, Networking technology, News

Is Juniper running scared? Moving in new directions? Something's up. CEO Scott Kriens -- who has been with the company since its inception in 1996 -- is out, and folks on the street say they didn’t see this one coming. Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft’s Platform & Services division is...


July 24, 2008  10:22 AM

Redmond watch



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, News, Vendor partner business issues

The Redmond Watch is on. How soon can Microsoft erase all signs of Kevin Johnson? His name is already gone from the agenda for today's Financial Analyst Meeting where he was supposed to...


July 23, 2008  6:49 PM

Windows chief Kevin Johnson exits Microsoft



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

Wow. Kevin Johnson, the Microsoft exec in charge of Windows and the company's huge online services push, is leaving to head Juniper Networks,

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July 23, 2008  11:48 AM

Microsoft debuts Windows Vista ad



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft

This Microsoft ad for Windows Vista began making the online rounds this week:

Vista ad
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July 21, 2008  10:28 PM

Brocade-Foundry acquisition takes aim at Cisco, could be good for both channels



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel

Brocade will pay nearly $3 billion for Foundry Networks in a move to take on Cisco Systems Inc. in the data center and beyond, the companies announced Monday. Foundry has a heavy and well-respected arsenal of enterprise networking infrastructure, including routers, switches and more. Brocade said...


July 21, 2008  8:54 PM

EDS shareholders move to block HP acquisition



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Hewlett-Packard, Information technology services, News, Systems and systems management

Electronic Data Systems (EDS) shareholders will take to a Texas district court Thursday to seek an order to postpone a July 31 shareholders meeting in which they are meant to vote on the Hewlett-Packard (HP) acquisition. Shareholders say the current acquisition agreement stalls the price of EDS...


July 21, 2008  2:10 PM

Thoughts on Microsoft WPC (plus seven)



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Direct reseller channel conflict, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Vendor partner business issues

It's been a week since Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, and sometimes a couple days of beaching it (along with a little adult beveraging), puts stuff into perspective. Here's what percolated to...


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