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June, 2009


June 18, 2009  5:51 PM

When good VARs go bad

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Jeff Archuleta, father of American Idol sensation David Archuleta , pleaded no contest to a charge that he solicited a prostitute in Midvale Utah. There's a $582 fine, according to

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June 18, 2009  4:16 PM

Microsoft pitches SQL Server hard to Oracle accounts

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Microsoft reps are out in the field pushing Oracle database shops...


June 18, 2009  2:26 PM

Microsoft muddles Windows 7 licensing, downgrades

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Windows 7 isn't out yet but nearly everyone is perplexed by Microsoft's licensing and downgrade rights for the operating system. Continued »


June 17, 2009  8:36 PM

Microsoft: Google Apps’ Outlook sync breaks Outlook

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

You could see this coming down the pike. Last week, Google announced Outlook synchronization for Google Apps--a very important addition for business email users. This week, Microsoft takes to it's...


June 16, 2009  3:19 AM

Oracle parting gifts for McNealy, Schwartz

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

If and when Scott McNealy and Jonathan Schwartz leave Oracle after it finishes swallowing Sun Microsystems, they won't go empty handed. 

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June 15, 2009  4:38 PM

Sneak peek at Dell Android phone?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Want a blurry peek at Dell's long-rumored cell phone? Here it is courtesy of PDAfans via Engadget. This picture must have been taken with the Barbara-Walters-soft-focus cam. But hey, it's...


June 10, 2009  9:55 PM

IBM to business partners: Why don’t you mingle a little?

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

As if Facebook or LinkedIn or Plaxo or any of the other places where I've been personally congregating with VARs and IT solution providers for months weren't enough, some of the biggest high-tech vendors in the channel are jumping with both feet into the world of social networks. The latest to...


June 10, 2009  4:23 PM

On your mark, get set … Oracle sales kickoff starts July 6

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Turns out Oracle's annual sales kickoff is on for July 6, not June, as previously reported. (By me. Gulp. Sorry.) This year's theme: "Power through."

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June 8, 2009  10:46 PM

One step closer to Oracle Fusion?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Oracle promises to have news about its Fusion vision for a July 1 event starring Oracle prez Charles Phillips and senior veep Thomas Kurian. The event will feature some real middleware...


June 4, 2009  11:09 PM

Should be interesting to see if Cisco customers upgrade en masse over next 12 months

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Wasn't able to make the Cisco Partner Summit this week in Boston, although I have been following updates along the way on their Channels Blog and also internally within the Partner Central site. Disclosure: I do some communications consulting for the Cisco worldwide partners organization, so I have...


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