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November, 2008


November 27, 2008  12:21 AM

Valleywag death signifies tough times online



Posted by: badarrow
Authors, Barbara Darrow, News

Valleywag, which became the semi-official scandal sheet for techies and their hangers on, has been

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November 26, 2008  12:44 PM

CDW sees growth in government market



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Hewlett-Packard, Servers and desktop hardware

Earlier this week I got to talk with Casey Jones, a field sales executive for CDW Government, about the channel opportunities in the government market -- expected to be one of the hottest verticals in...


November 25, 2008  9:35 PM

Looking for a silver lining in IT spending predictions



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT buyer market research

Just wanted to officially add my name to the list of journalists and industry analysts seeking positive news, especially when it comes to economic growth. Tell me good things, I want to hear them! But I am obliged to update readers on two pieces of data that I came across in the past week that...


November 25, 2008  5:32 PM

Cisco imposes week-long US and Canada operations shutdown to slash spending



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Rivka Little

When Cisco CEO John Chambers says he plans to slash spending, he means it. Cisco has implemented a mandatory shutdown of U.S. and Canadian operations between December 29 and January 2. During his fiscal year ’09 Q1 report, Chambers...


November 25, 2008  9:30 AM

Microsoft: 0% financing helps partners



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, Tech Blogs

Microsoft's new 0% financing offer for its Dynamics line of business software is a direct response to partners, the company's sales chief says in a new interview.

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November 25, 2008  9:04 AM

VMware announces 2nd annual partner show



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, News, Reseller channel business development, VAR training, certification, Virtualization, VMware

vmware disney worldVMware is making plans for

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November 24, 2008  3:42 PM

Encouraging news in tough times



Posted by: StorageSwiss
Data storage management, George Crump, IT channel products and technologies, Server virtualization, Virtualization

I get emails all day long from suppliers and every so often one of them contains something interesting. Last Friday, I received an email from Sepaton, a supplier of enterprise VTL solutions. While Sepaton has an excellent channel program, what interested me -- and should interest you -- about the...


November 24, 2008  1:26 PM

VMware MVP at least a year away



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Reseller blogs, Tech Blogs, Virtualization, VMware

Sure, VMware announced its mobile phone virtualization plans this month, but don't hold your breath waiting for any products to hit the market.

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November 24, 2008  10:13 AM

CDW awards partners of the year



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Colin Steele, News, Supplier relationship management

CDW has named five companies its 2008 Partner of the Year award winners. They are:

  • Cisco Systems (networking)
  • Ingram Micro (distribution)
  • Lefthand Networks (storage)
  • Tripp Lite (power protection and distribution)
  • Wasp Barcode (data capturing and...


November 21, 2008  2:44 PM

EPEAT makes it easier for resellers to be green



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Reseller channel business development, Servers and desktop hardware, SMB, VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues

Anyone who has any interest in representing green technology is familiar with the EPEAT rating system (EPEAT stands for Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool). At least I hope you are, since the government uses this information to guide procurement...


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