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September, 2008

September 21, 2008  7:40 PM

Oracle rebuilds partner training

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, Leading technology vendors, News, Oracle, VAR training, certification

The Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) kick off to Oracle OpenWorld was bigger than ever. And there was some news, other than Ted Bereswill's move from the direct sales side of the house (The dark side? I kid!...

September 21, 2008  1:00 PM

New channel exec for Oracle

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Leading technology vendors, News, Oracle, Vendor partner business issues

Most Oracle OpenWorld attendees are still shaking the sleep out of their eyes but there's already news.  Ted Bereswill, who had headed up North American technology sales (that is database and...

September 21, 2008  11:58 AM

Cisco’s Jabber acquisition heats up the collaboration race

Posted by: rivkalittle
Application development, Cisco, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Novell, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

Cisco Systems has acquired open source instant messaging and presence company Jabber less than a month after it picked up e-mail and calendaring software provider PostPath. The move signifies Cisco’s ongoing moves to reach out of the network and onto the desktop. Terms of the deal have not yet...

September 19, 2008  2:31 PM

Interop: Are tradeshows dead?

Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Enterprise applications, Information technology services, Networking technology, Novell, Open-source, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

I was truly confused Wednesday morning when I jumped off the bus near the Jacob Javits Center in New York for Interop and saw armies of tight skirts and multi-colored stilettos trotting up the ramp to the convention center. This is not IT conference wear. These are not tech rats. No...

September 18, 2008  11:56 AM

More on the NetSuite-Skyytek split

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

As with any divorce, there are a number of factors behind the imminent split between NetSuite and Skyytek, one of the largest, if not the largest,

September 17, 2008  9:41 AM

Leaving Las Vegas

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Virtualization, VMware

This morning I'm packing up my stuff and heading back East after covering VMworld 2008 for the past two days. But that doesn't mean our coverage of the event is over -- not by a long shot. Visit this week...

September 16, 2008  9:14 PM

After Ike: Houston VAR keeps on working

Posted by: badarrow

You think you've had a bad week? You should talk to Sam Haffar. Haffar is the president and co-CEO of Computex, Inc., a Houston-based solution provider specializing. Yes. Houston. And he, like everyone there, is digging out after Hurricane...

September 16, 2008  6:14 PM

Maritz flattered by Microsoft’s guerrilla marketing

Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, News, Novell, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- I just left a Q&A session with VMware CEO Paul Maritz, where I asked him about the "poker chip" guerrilla marketing campaign that Microsoft launched this morning at...

September 16, 2008  5:25 PM

Maritz: Greene and Rosenblum made ‘incredible contributions’

Posted by: Bcournoyer
News, Virtualization, VMware

LAS VEGAS -- VMware's cruel summer lent a bit of intrigue to this morning's keynote address at VMworld: What, if anything, would new CEO Paul Maritz say about the departure of co-founders Diane Greene and Mendel Rosenblum? As you'll recall, back in July, EMC CEO Joe Tucci fired Greene in front of...

September 16, 2008  4:22 PM

Cisco to Wall Street: ‘We feel your pain’

Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

Cisco CEO John Chambers kicked off his keynote address at the company’s Financial Analyst Conference with an unusual message: “Ask not what Wall Street can do for Cisco, but what Cisco can do for Wall Street.” Chambers offered condolence to financial analysts reeling from plunging markets...

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