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May, 2010


May 28, 2010  7:22 AM

Disties declare turnaround



Posted by: Heather Clancy
IT channel products and technologies

Is the recession over for the high-tech industry? Data collected by the world's top technology distribution companies shows sales levels that now exceed the peak of demand prior to the beginning of the economic crisis in September 2008. So, even though we keep hearing about pockets of skittishness,...

May 27, 2010  5:29 PM

Microsoft wake up call



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, J Allard, Microsoft, Robbie Bach, Steve Ballmer

Even avowed Microsoft boosters are concerned about the company's recent travails. As someone who doesn't follow the vendor as closely as in the past, it's still very clear that...


May 27, 2010  4:46 PM

McAfee’s Thurber still keenly focused on channel



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Alex Thurber, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, McAfee

Wrote briefly yesterday about some management shifts over at McAfee. Last night, I had a chance to follow up with Alex Thurber, who has taken on a new role focused on...


May 26, 2010  5:34 PM

McAfee’s lead channel exec shifts to mid-market role



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, McAfee, Thurber

McAfee has announced what it describes as a "new alignment" of its business units, one that it says reflects customer interest not in point products but in solutions. The new divisions are:

  • Endpoint...


May 25, 2010  5:57 PM

ConnectWise cranks out phase three of current platform



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

For those of you who use the ConnectWise reseller and services business management platform, the developer has flipped the switch on what it calls Phase 3 of ConnectWise 2010.


May 20, 2010  1:31 PM

Ignorance will not be bliss when it comes to the cloud



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Amazon Consulting, Beth Vanni, cloud computing, Heather Clancy, HTG Peer Groups, IT channel products and services, Scott Scrogin

I know this probably sounds vaguely obsessive, but I spend a lot of time worrying about how technology solution providers are coping with the slow, but sure transition of computing into the cloud.


May 13, 2010  7:28 PM

CompTIA shares some discoveries (er, research) about e-discovery



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

A new study from the CompTIA tech industry association indicates that 53 percent of IT professionals expect the use of so-called e-discovery -- or the discovery process in civil litigation that is using electronic information as evidence -- to increase over the next several years. The


May 13, 2010  4:22 PM

Ellison rips Schwartz



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Jonathan Schwartz, Larry Ellison, Oracle, Sun

Never a dull moment for Larry Ellison. Oracle's chairman is not shy about rocking the boat, and this week took aim at former Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz in a very public way. In an interview, Ellison blasted Schwartz...

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May 10, 2010  6:52 PM

Webiplex: Another cool vendor you may not have heard of



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, business process automation, document management, IT channel products and technologies, Webiplex

What would you say about a product that could facilitate workflow and document management between various internal apps--HR, accounting, etc.-- as well as handle optical character recognition/scanning for those nasty paper documents we were supposed to be rid of by now? I would bet you'd be...


May 4, 2010  3:38 PM

Small security vendor eSet earns VAR raves



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dave Dadian, eSet, Frank Basanta, IT channel products and technologies, PowerSolution.com, security software, Symantec, Systems Solutions

In a world where the big vendors race to get bigger (but not necessarily better), it's nice to see innovative, smaller vendors gaining channel recognition.


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