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May, 2009

May 28, 2009  8:08 PM

Survey: SMBs poised to rebound when economy turns

Posted by: Heather Clancy
economic, economic growth, SMB

Small-business owners are a remarkably resilient breed. Even though the federal government sometimes seems to be out to get them (an extra week of vacation anyone?), a new study that was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by services company Verio, finds that 83 percent of...

May 27, 2009  6:53 PM

Neutron Jack to headline Microsoft partner event

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, General Electric, IT Channel, Jack Welch, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference

Former General Electric poohbah, author, and Red Sox fan Jack Welch will take center stage at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans. In July.

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May 26, 2009  6:51 PM

OS choice for netbooks expands

Posted by: badarrow
Android, Barbara Darrow, Google, Intel, IT channel products and technologies, Linux, netbook

First there was news that Hewlett-Packard, Dell and possibly other hardware makers would consider slapping Google Android on netbooks. Last week, Intel said it's jumping into the netbook OS market...

May 22, 2009  12:01 PM

Channel advocate looking for others to help preach the cause

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, social network

Pat Taylor, a former system builder who has been a member of Intel's Premier Partner Board of Advisors for years who also has been its president for three years, wants the channel to stand up for itself with vendors. Taylor has founded Atypical...

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May 17, 2009  4:18 PM

Top five lessons from TechEd

Posted by: badarrow
Add new tag, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, TechEd 2009, Vista, Windows 7

The pallid economy took its toll on TechEd 2009 attendance. But there were still lessons to be learned or reinforced. My top five:  1: Microsoft burns with Silverlight fever. This is not a good thing. Microsoft, everyone knows you have Flash envy, but remember that many Web...

May 14, 2009  3:40 PM

Google fails; panic ensues

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Google News, Google outage, Microsoft Live Search

The reporters in my row are agog as the Google news outage continues. Folks wanted to know which  alternative search engine to use. The consensus winner was, although Altavista and...

May 12, 2009  6:32 PM

SharePoint 2010 to join 64-bit only club

Posted by: badarrow
64-bit, Barbara Darrow, Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, TechEd 2009

The next release of Microsoft SharePoint will leave 32-bitness behind. Microsoft dropped the news that  SharePoint 2010 will be 64-bit only in its blog and at a...

May 11, 2009  7:58 PM

Vista who???

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bill Veghte, Microsoft, TechEd 2009, Vista, Windows 7

The most interesting thing--and there were several interesting things--in today's TechEd 09 keynote was Bill Veghte's words of wisdom to current Windows shops. Continued »

May 6, 2009  9:32 PM

Can you claim the title of trusted partner?

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Atrion Networking, Heather Clancy, IT Services, Risk-Free Technology

One moniker that gets bandied about plenty in the channel, especially in times like these when everyone is trying to define their "value," is the idea that an IT solution provider should be considered a "trusted adviser" or "trusted partner."

May 6, 2009  4:55 PM

Ballmer’s white board magic

Posted by: badarrow
Google, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Scott McNealy, Steve Ballmer

Last month, the New York Times brilliantly reproduced Steve Ballmer's white boarded vision of the company's cloud services plan. It depicts the company's "software plus services" vision with...

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