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September, 2008


September 30, 2008  12:06 PM

Brought to you by Microsoft: More bad ads



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News

How is it possible that a company as successful as Microsoft can continue to put out such really, really bad ads? Continued »

September 29, 2008  12:21 PM

Not buying it



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle

Several times over the past few weeks,  Oracle execs have stressed that the company is not unduly exposed to the various earthquakes afflicting financial institutions worldwide. That's hard to...


September 25, 2008  10:45 PM

Oracle takes on storage partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Networking technology, Oracle

Forrester Research's Andrew Reichman has a good take on Larry Ellison's latest competitive foray. During his Oracle OpenWorld Keynote, Ellison did, in fact, position the HP Oracle Database Machine (or Exadata) as...


September 25, 2008  7:51 AM

Oracle throws hardware at disk bandwidth problem



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Data storage management, Hewlett-Packard, Leading technology vendors, News, Oracle, Sun

Oracle, the biggest enterprise software company in the universe, is putting hardware to work to eliminate disk bandwidth problems. The database giant has pressed Hewlett-Packard, apparently now its number one hardware ally, into service building the high-end box. Yes:


September 24, 2008  1:27 PM

Ten lessons from Oracle OpenWorld



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Direct reseller channel conflict, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, Leading technology vendors, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

1: Trade shows aren't dead. (Sorry Rivka.) The crowds at Moscone Center ---ALL of Moscone Center -- are bigger than remembered. Of course it's been two years since I covered the event and in that time,...


September 24, 2008  12:08 PM

Microsoft makes SBS 2008 bits available to (some) subscribers



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, SMB, Tech Blogs

The RTM version of Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 is posted to Microsoft's TechNet and MSDN for subscribers. Some subscribers that is. A few subsets of that population still cannot...


September 24, 2008  9:06 AM

IT decision makers split on impact of impending election



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, IT buyer market research, Reseller channel business development, Vendor partner business issues

I don't usually get pulled into politics in my blogs, but I couldn't resist a recent survey released by CDW with some data pertaining to how the upcoming election may or may not affect IT spending. The research is part of the solution provider's bimonthly CDW IT Monitor. The survey conducted in...


September 23, 2008  4:07 PM

Oracle X



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle

SearchOracle.com's Barney Beal pointed out the big 'X Is Coming' signs that have sprouted up in and around Moscone Center at Oracle OpenWorld today. In this case, X must equal the game-changing,...


September 22, 2008  10:54 PM

So, what’s the killer Oracle feature?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle

Speculation at Oracle OpenWorld continued to swirl around what Larry Ellison will say Wednesday. In the past two earnings calls, the Oracle CEO has hinted (not very subtly) about a


September 22, 2008  1:10 PM

Up, up and away: Oracle heads for the clouds



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, IT channel products and technologies, News, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

It looks like Oracle is embracing "the cloud." At Oracle OpenWorld on Monday, the two Chucks -- Oracle president Charles Phillips and executive vice president Chuck Rozwat--said Oracle is making...


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