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August, 2009


August 27, 2009  7:26 AM

Partnerpedia merges community, PRM features

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

A company called Constructive has created a sort of hybrid between traditional high-tech partner relationship management (PRM) systems and partner community portals.

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August 25, 2009  12:56 AM

Next for Oracle: Red Hat?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Everytime you think Oracle has had its fill of M&A, Larry Ellison whips out the corporate checkbook and buys something new. So why not Red Hat? Continued »


August 24, 2009  1:11 AM

NetSuite gives new meaning to ‘cash for clunkers’ program

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Never one to miss a good marketing opportunity, NetSuite has stolen a page from the U.S. federal government's "Cash for Clunkers" incentive initiative. Only NetSuite's target is out-of-date hardware and software that businesses may be running on site.

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August 22, 2009  11:47 PM

Sun-Oracle deal moves closer to fruition

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

It would have been great to go to Avnet...

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August 20, 2009  9:48 AM

Symantec ties new extended financing to SMB skills

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

High-tech vendors have been pretty creative this year about establishing new financing options for partners that have been hit hard by the credit crunch. Now, Symantec has started up a new short-term program that is intended for partners that have made the effort to earn its

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August 20, 2009  3:23 AM

VARs laud Microsoft ARC pilot

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Vendor partner programs are very big on training VARs on the latest-and-greatest vendor technologies--where they fall short is in helping partners with their overall business strategy. A...


August 19, 2009  8:34 AM

Even if you don’t think much of Web 2.0, it’s good to know the security ramifications

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

This has been a very social summer. While many (it will soon be just "some," I hope) VARs still pooh-pooh the notion that social media or social networks will mean all that much to their business, there is one very tangible way that technology solution providers can participate in the dialogue...


August 18, 2009  4:18 PM

It’s raining Microsoft previews

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Microsoft posted a raft of software previews today, including the CTPs or community technology previews  for SQL Server Azure Database bits and SQL Server StreamInsight. The latter will be a component of SQL Server 2008 R2,...


August 13, 2009  3:19 PM

More on Office 2010 timeline

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

It looks like Office 2010 is on track for its first-half of 2010 delivery. According to documents shared with some TAP participants, milestones are slated for the end of each month from November through...


August 13, 2009  2:20 PM

What’s the dealio behind Exchange 2007 snafu?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

So why didn't Microsoft prioritize Exchange Server 2007 to run on Windows Server 2008 R2? Is it the inherent  PowerShell incompatibilities? A conspiracy? What??? Here are some...

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