Channel Marker:

October, 2008


October 2, 2008  10:30 AM

Windows Cloud coming to Microsoft PDC



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Google, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), VMware

For much of this year, Microsoft has been trying to convince people that it's serious about Software as a Service (or "

October 1, 2008  7:49 PM

HP ProCurve-Colubris acquisition closes; channels unify



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Hewlett-Packard, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, News, Reseller blogs, Rivka Little, Wireless networking

HP’s acquisition of Colubris Networks was finalized Wednesday, and the basics of how the products and channels will be integrated are beginning to firm up. HP will integrate Colubris’ product...


October 1, 2008  2:12 PM

Economic meltdown: What’s a reseller to do?



Posted by: StorageSwiss
George Crump, Reseller channel business development, Vendor partner business issues

SearchITChannel.com is happy to add a new member to its Channel Marker blog roster today, with the appearance of George Crump from analyst firm Storage...

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October 1, 2008  10:03 AM

Windows, SQL Server moving to Amazon cloud



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

So Amazon.com dropped a bomb today. In a short email, the company told reporters that Windows and Microsoft SQL Server will be running soon in Amazon's Elastic Computing Cloud (EC2.) This is very very big news. EC2 is famously non-Windows oriented, much...


October 1, 2008  9:16 AM

Report: Apple Mac Pro smell is toxic



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, News, Tech Blogs

"I'm a PC, and I won't give you a deadly disease." Microsoft might want to consider adding this line to its new TV ads, after a French newspaper reported that Apple's Mac Pro computers emit a...


October 1, 2008  7:53 AM

R.I.P., V.A.R.?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Managed services providers, Microsoft, VAR training, certification

If you're a value-added reseller, I've got some bad news for you. Are you sitting down? You should probably be sitting down for this one. You ready? OK. Here goes ... You're dead. Continued...

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