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May, 2009


May 6, 2009  4:35 PM

Mountain to Mohammed: Oracle waives some support fees



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Charles Phillips, Oracle, Oracle maintenance, SAP, software support

How did this not get more ink? Oracle is waiving maintenance fees on some of its software products for up to two years. This is a baby step, granted. But it is, in fact, movement. For one thing,...

May 5, 2009  3:40 PM

EMC fights Donatelli departure tooth and nail



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

EMC isn't taking the defection of David Donatelli to Hewlett Packard lying down. In fact it's suing to put the kibosh on the move and a


May 5, 2009  3:26 PM

Microsoft layoffs: More shoes dropping



Posted by: badarrow
Add new tag, Barbara Darrow, layoffs, Microsoft, Todd Bishop

TechFlash's Todd Bishop has the Steve Ballmer memo to the troops outliningĀ  the latest round of Microsoft layoffs. The cuts have been widely expected given a: the economy in...


May 4, 2009  3:22 PM

Will SAP maintenance move move Oracle?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, maintenance fees, Oracle, SAP, support

SAP, the ERP leader, recently decided to defer maintenance fee increases until it proves to customers that the fees are worth the money. The first question that comes to mind is if Oracle will follow...


May 1, 2009  12:28 AM

Signs of life? CDW spending index shows IT growth potential



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CDW, CDW IT Monitor, IT spending

The new edition of the CDW IT Monitor, which is the national reseller's ongoing poll of IT decision makers from small and midsize companies, shows some glimpses of improvement for the second half of 2009 (if not outright optimism). Overall, the actual index number is still pretty low at 69, but...


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