Channel Marker:

July, 2009


July 30, 2009  5:31 PM

Still waiting for the Microsoft vision

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

A former colleague, who has worked the tech beat for more than 20 years, had some interesting thoughts the other night on the new-look Microsoft under chief software architect Ray Ozzie. His rant...

July 29, 2009  8:15 PM

NetSuite to Sage partners: Bring new customers to us and split the revenue for first year

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

A full court press is on for the loyalty of Sage partners. On demand business management applications developer NetSuite has launched a program that will allow Sage partners to split the revenue they generate by bringing new business to the NetSuite platform during the first year of their...


July 28, 2009  2:22 PM

IBM restarts M&A engine, snaps up SPSS

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

IBM started up its acquisition push and analytics landgrab this week with a planned $1.2 billion buyout of SPSS. SPSS, out of Chicago, does statistical and predictive analytics software. IBM launched its business intelligence/analytics push a few...


July 24, 2009  1:20 PM

Microsoft Golds rip Windows 7 RTM schedule

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Some Microsoft Gold partners are more than miffed that they won't get their Windows 7 RTM code until after volume customers as well as hardware OEMs and ISVs. According to the Windows Team Blog, Microsoft Golds have t

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July 22, 2009  1:49 PM

Top five channel hot spots

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

There's nothing like a channel advisory board call to recharge the batteries. Here are the top five takeaways from SearchITChannel.com's quarterly call earlier this week: First: It's probably a no-brainer, but solution providers expect a big hardware refresh to accompany the Windows 7...


July 21, 2009  10:36 AM

1nService nabs international member

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

1nService, the consortium of regional IT integrators and services companies that bands together to help deliver on bigger projects than they normall would be able to handle, has signed up a company in Costa Rica to extend its reach.

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July 20, 2009  3:51 PM

Mohamad Ali leaves IBM for Avaya

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Mohamad Ali, a veteran IBM exec, is leaving the company after more than 13 years, to join Avaya as SVP of corporate development, according to an email sent out over the weekend. The mail arrived just two days...


July 20, 2009  3:43 PM

Office 2010 gets a blog of it’s own

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Microsoft launched a new blog for its upcoming Office 2010 last week. At its Worldwide Partner Conference last week, Microsoft talked up the next-gen Office, promised it for next year. Partners and other invitees can...


July 17, 2009  10:32 AM

OnForce data: People and businesses aim to keep tech running longer

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Wondering how much you might be able to garner for your company's onsite services? You might want to peek at the OnForce Services Marketplace Index for some pricing insight. It will let you know what your services might be work OR what you might be up against in terms of downward...


July 16, 2009  3:14 PM

Oracle exec shuffle

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

The top ranks of Oracle are shifting. Chuck Rozwat, head of all  development at the company is taking a year off to attend Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, an Oracle...


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