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April, 2010


April 30, 2010  5:37 PM

Why project management should be on your radar screen



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CompTIA, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

One of the toughest skills to teach anyone is how to be organized, how to keep projects running smoothly -- according to deadline and according to the ever-changing expectations of clients. When I talk to technology solution providers about the keys to their success, there are several different...

April 30, 2010  1:04 AM

Two separate surveys show SMBs investing again for innovation, not just cost savings



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CompTIA, Heather Clancy, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, SMB

Two separate surveys offer insight into second half buying priorities among small and midsize businesses across the United States.

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April 26, 2010  10:09 PM

Top takeaways from Hewlett Packard APC 2010



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, HP APC, IT channel products and technologies

Hewlett Packard's big partner confab kicks off in earnest in an hour or so with a keynote by Stephen DiFranco, Lynn Pendergrass, Randy Seidl, Stephen DeWitt. But here are some takeaways from morning meetings. 1: Most HP execs so far have been coy about if and how the Oracle-Sun data center...


April 25, 2010  7:14 PM

OS/2 mostly gone, but not forgotten



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Warpstock, Workplace Shell

If you think no one cares about IBM OS/2, the mostly defunct operating system, publish a story on it and wait for the email. OS/2, for all its faults and foibles, still generates a ton of...


April 25, 2010  1:19 PM

Microsoft updates Dynamics CRM Online



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Convergence, Dynamics GP 2010, ERP, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online

Among new features flowing into Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online are tools to help hook it up with the company's


April 22, 2010  1:44 PM

Microsoft plugs away on SQL Azure



Posted by: badarrow
Azure, Barbara Darrow, Business Intelligence, Database, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, SQL Azure, SQL Server 2008 R2, Ted Kummert

Microsoft is chipping away at SQL Azure, trying to bring it to full parity with on-premises with the company's on-premises  SQL Server 2008 R2. "We have the principal of...


April 15, 2010  5:54 PM

CompTIA shows some Linux love



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CompTIA, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Linux

In the category of "you've coming a long way baby," CompTIA and the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) are getting together to create a


April 5, 2010  4:05 PM

Symantec starts FY 2011 with layoffs



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, Symantec, Symantec layoffs

Word out of Mountain View is that Symantec is cutting jobs -- quite a few jobs -- at the start of its new fiscal year. Some groups -- midmarket sales for example -- will see a 20% reduction, sources say. Stay tuned for more details. This follows apparent cuts last month in the company's


April 5, 2010  2:17 PM

Harris survey: Tech companies get some respect, financial firms not so much



Posted by: badarrow
AIG, Amazon, Barbara Darrow, Ford, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harris Interactive, Intel, IT channel products and services, Microsoft

  Tech heavyweights Amazon, Intel, Google, and Microsoft were among six companies that got "excellent" reputation quotients or  "RQ" scores, according to the newly released


April 2, 2010  10:22 PM

CompTIA offers new VAR membership option



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CompTIA, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

CompTIA has taken a cue from charities and non-profits and from the managed services industry by coming up with a subscription-based pricing model for VARs, so that they can pay by the month instead coughing up the $250 annual fee all at...


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