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August, 2010


August 30, 2010  6:42 AM

CompTIA’s foundation work shifts to emphasize community partnerships

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Been running so fast since I attended the CompTIA Breakaway conference earlier this month that I haven't had time to report on my conversation with the executive director of the organization's Educational Foundation, Charles Eaton. He has only been...

August 27, 2010  1:05 PM

3Par picks Dell

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

3Par said it has accepted Dell's $1.8 billion dollar buyout offer. Continued »


August 26, 2010  8:36 PM

HP counters Dell’s counter for 3Par

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

This is getting tiresome. HP just bid  $27 per share counter offer for 3Par. This $1.8 billion offer counters

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August 26, 2010  1:27 PM

Most burning questions for Oracle

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

There are so many questions about what Oracle is doing with its new Sun franchise, it's hard to suss out the top few, but here's a try.   1: What's really going on with Sparc? While

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August 26, 2010  1:02 PM

Take that HP! Dell ups the ante on 3Par

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Today it's Dell offering mo' money for 3Par. Dell sweetened its previous $18 per share bid to $24.50 and helpfully posted to its Web site that 3Par has accepted that offer. Earlier this week, HP tried to...


August 23, 2010  9:37 PM

HP promises to bring 3Par goods to the channel

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

One of Hewlett-Packard’s stated goals for its proposed $1.6 billion buyout of 3Par is to broaden and deepen distribution of 3Par’s storage technologies.

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August 23, 2010  2:09 PM

New templates for running your MSP business better

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

If you're looking for some help in bringing discipline to your managed services business, CompTIA and the MSP Partners organization have created four new templates that cover various aspects of running a practice.

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August 23, 2010  12:30 PM

It’s on! HP outbids Dell for 3Par

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

This morning, Hewlett-Packard launched a $24 per share cash bid for 3Par and its data storage expertise. The offer touches off a bidding war against Dell, which offered $18 per share for 3Par last week.

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August 19, 2010  8:58 PM

HP recruits tech reporter to fix corp comms

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

This is a little inside baseball but it still bears noting. Hewlett-Packard, fresh off its latest CEO scandal, has brought in a reporter--a very good reporter--to lead corporate communications. HP said today that Connie...

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August 19, 2010  1:55 PM

Intel forks over $7.7B on McAfee, but why?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

So the big get bigger. Intel will buy McAfee and its security portfolio for $7.68 billion. The rationale, according to a statement by Intel CEO Paul Otellini, is that there is insufficient...


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