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September, 2009


September 30, 2009  8:39 PM

Oh wait! There’s more



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Exadata, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Sun

Still more news from HP just as folks were trying to digest the juicy tidbit that it's about to meld its printer and PC businesses into one.  This news is official, however. HP  brought in a

September 30, 2009  7:57 PM

Huge HP changes on deck



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Mark Hurd, PCs, printers

Whoa. Is HP really going to converge its once-sacred printer business with the PC group? Yes, according to a Wall Street Journal report (password required) today.


September 29, 2009  3:24 AM

Vista-reminiscent marketing blitz starts for Windows 7



Posted by: badarrow
Microsoft, Windows 7, Windows 7 launch party

When the geniuses behind WIndows 7 marketing came up with the idea for customer-hosted launch parties (and associated Windows 7 launch party prep videos) I'm sure they didn' t expect the most...


September 29, 2009  3:11 AM

HP, Microsoft moves irk partners



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, compliance, ERP, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Business Solutions

Hewlett Packard channel partners were unpleased to learn this week that HP will make them foot the bill for new compliance training. HP wants all its parters to comply with the U.S. Government Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by year's end. And said compliance will set them back $120 which they...


September 24, 2009  1:28 PM

Free help (sort of): CompTIA starts mentors program



Posted by: Heather Clancy

Looking for some tips about marketing? Have a human resources question? Need some technical insight? If you're a member of CompTIA (there's the caveat!), you now have access to a set of "Industry Mentors" you can consult about these and other business...


September 23, 2009  9:36 PM

Big changes for spawn of Perot



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, EDS, H. Ross Perot, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Perot Systems

Wow.  it was quite a week for the IT brainchildren of H. Ross Perot. On Monday, Dell announces a $3.9 billion buyout of Perot Systems to bulk up its enterprise IT services against nemesis Hewlett...


September 22, 2009  6:43 PM

More shoes dropping at Yahoo



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, yahoo, Zimbra

 Yahoo has put Zimbra email on the block, according to All Things D.


September 17, 2009  6:42 PM

Microsoft starts testing Office Web Apps



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Office, Office Web Apps

Last year Microsoft promised light-weight, browser-born analogues to its Office applications juggernaut. Today, it's ready to let some invited outsiders test Office Web Apps. At least some of them.


September 15, 2009  1:40 PM

Get inside the mind of the CIO with IBM’s latest global survey



Posted by: Heather Clancy

I'm kind of guessing that you enjoy hearing about data that helps you get inside your customers' head. So, here's a pointer over to IBM's latest global survey of more than 2,500 CIOs. Key findings from "The New Voice of the CIO" research include the...


September 11, 2009  6:36 PM

Microsoft Golds can still sign up for ARC



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Forrester, Gartner, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Gold partner, partner program

It's not too late to participate in Microsoft's Analyst Relations for the Channel (ARC) pilot. Qualifying Gold partners can still sign on for Gartner or Forrester Research access until September...


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