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May, 2010


May 28, 2010  7:22 AM

Disties declare turnaround

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

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

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

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

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

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

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

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:


May 25, 2010  5:57 PM

ConnectWise cranks out phase three of current platform

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

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.

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May 20, 2010  1:31 PM

Ignorance will not be bliss when it comes to the cloud

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

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.

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May 13, 2010  7:28 PM

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

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

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

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May 13, 2010  4:22 PM

Ellison rips Schwartz

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

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

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

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

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

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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