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November, 2009


November 23, 2009  9:29 PM

Cloud storage player Nirvanix seeks channel partners



Posted by: Heather Clancy
channel program, cloud computing, IT channel products and technologies, Nirvanix, Nth Generation Computing, reseller

Slowly but surely, pioneers of the cloud infrastructure world are figuring out that a direct sales won't cover all the basis and they're adding rather specialized partner programs to start recruiting VARs and IT solution providers who are capable of integrating cloud technology with legacy...

November 20, 2009  2:48 PM

Why managed print services are worth a deeper look



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Managed Print Services, Managed services providers, OKI Data, Xerox

This is the time of year when journalists go nuts doing look-ahead or look-back interviews, and I am no exception. One of the subjects upon which I feel I owe myself a better education is managed services related to printer technology, because I feel it's one of those iceberg subjects. In other...


November 18, 2009  1:17 AM

Cloud Computing 101: New HP offering for schools offers lesson in innovative cloud solutions



Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and servies, school

Hewlett-Packard had a mega-briefing this week about thin client and client virtualization technology that I will be reporting on in greater depth, but one of the "products" that the company's partners should consider studying most closely is something called HP SchoolCloud.


November 16, 2009  5:03 AM

Microsoft PDC 09: The pressure’s on



Posted by: badarrow
Amazon, AWS, Azure, Barbara Darrow, cloud computing, Google, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, PDC 2009, Professional Developers Conference, Ray Ozzie

In the past, Microsoft has used its Professional Developers Conference to talk pie in the sky. Promises made one year for the next typically dribbled out months, even years late and functionally short. Longhorn anyone? That can't happen anymore.  With PDC...

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November 13, 2009  7:42 PM

Tech Data dedicates resources to healthcare, Symantec technologies



Posted by: Heather Clancy
distribution, healthcare, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, Symantec, Tech Data

IT channel products distributor Tech Data has established an new industry solutions unit for the healthcare sector. It also has focused technical resources on a center populated with Symantec products.


November 12, 2009  6:26 AM

Study analyzes TCO metrics for cloud vs. on-premise solutions



Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing, IT buyer market research, IT products and channel, TCO, total cost of ownership

I've heard anecdotally that the biggest difference between the cloud computing craze and other hype cycles that came before it is that in the case of cloud technologies, real customers are asking real questions. Not so for other emerging technology areas, when solution providers had to foist their...


November 12, 2009  6:19 AM

IT professionals seek job security from security certs



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CompTIA, IT buyer market research, VAR training, VAR training, certification

Want a job? Get a security certification. A new study of more than 1,500 IT workers by CompTIA finds that approximately 37 percent are planning to earn some sort of security technology certification over the next five years. About 18 percent of them will go in for an "ethical hacking"...


November 11, 2009  9:58 PM

HP to buy 3Com: Make it stop!



Posted by: badarrow
3Com, Barbara Darrow, Brocade, Cisco, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Juniper, Oracle

Dear lord. Hewlett-Packard says it's buying 3Com for $2.7 billion. The rationale is that 3Com's networking hardware would augment the HP ProCurve lineup.  Really? Isn't there considerable overlap?  HP must be really, really serious about beating Cisco. Marius Haas, senior VP of HP...


November 10, 2009  12:53 PM

EC to Oracle: Not so fast!



Posted by: badarrow
antitrust, Barbara Darrow, European Commission, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle, Sun Microsystems

Well, European regulators are definitely not loving the Oracle-Sun deal. And yesterday the European Commission objected to it formally, stating that Oracle ownership of MySQL as well as...


November 10, 2009  12:26 AM

Tata beefs up onshore resources



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, IT services tata

Here's a bit of a switch. Instead of taking jobs out of the United States, Indian IT services giant Tata Consultancy Services has hired more than 225 people over the past quarter or so at its North America Domestic Delivery Center, which is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The total number of jobs in...


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