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January, 2009


January 29, 2009  5:50 AM

Websense gives partners more reasons to say “yes” to its program



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, Network and application security, Reseller channel business development, Vendor partner business issues

One of the philosophies that I really appreciated out of former Intel Chairman and CEO Andrew Grove when he was still active was his staunch belief that investments in the future should not be sacrificed for the short-term good of a company's stock price. This is not something that many high-tech...

January 28, 2009  1:18 PM

Microsoft highlights partners in green IT initiatives



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization

Microsoft partners will play a big part in the company's green IT initiatives, the company said this morning. Microsoft held a webcast this morning to talk about its environmental sustainability plans, specifically around

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January 28, 2009  12:10 PM

Mass guv goes west in search of IT jobs



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft

Massachusetts governor, and Friend Of Barack, Deval Patrick is heading to high-tech hubs in Seattle, Portland, and Silicon Valley to lobby for more IT jobs for the commonwealth.


January 26, 2009  11:13 AM

Suit says former VMware CEO broke securities law



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Colin Steele, Microsoft, News, Virtualization, VMware

A law firm with a history of suing public companies has set its sights on former VMware CEO Diane Greene. Holzer Holzer & Fistel, an Atlanta firm, has filed a class-action...

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January 25, 2009  10:46 PM

Former Sage channel exec moves to Promethean. Hmmm. Maybe time to reconsider education software?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Vendor partner business issues

He's back! Taylor Macdonald, the former VAR who was instrumental in developing the channel programs for CRM vendor Sage Software, has taken on the post of vice president of channels, America, for education software company Promethean.


January 23, 2009  1:57 PM

Intel’s Barrett to step down



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Intel

Craig Barrett will relinquish his day-to-day management activities at Intel in May, the chip giant said today on its web site.


January 23, 2009  11:02 AM

HP taps new SMB channel lead



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Hewlett-Packard

Meaghan Kelly will lead HP's SMB channel sales efforts in the Americas starting February 1, the company said Thursday. Continued »


January 15, 2009  1:18 PM

Storage virtualization is hot. Ingram snags DataCore, too



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Data storage management, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies

Server virtualization is soooo last year. Continued »


January 15, 2009  9:22 AM

Nortel’s choice



Posted by: rivkalittle
Channel partner programs, Cisco, News, Reseller channel business development, Tech Blogs, Vendor partner business issues

Once the dust from Nortel’s bankruptcy filing settles, the company is going to face some tough decisions: What excess will it shed and which customer base will it cater to? Continued...

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January 13, 2009  2:03 PM

Who needs IBM? Synnex gets nod for new Fujitsu enterprise storage



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Data storage management, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues

After being dissed by IBM last fall, which took away its System x distie business, Synnex got a boost this week for its midrange and enterprise storage practice when Fujitsu Computer Systems tapped it to handle several new products typically reserved for closed-distribution model industrial...


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