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October, 2010


October 29, 2010  2:17 PM

Microsoft makes Azure more palatable



Posted by: badarrow
Amazon Web Services, Azure, Azure pricing, Barbara Darrow, Bob Muglia, IaaS, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, PaaS, PDC

  Microsoft execs, including server and tools chief Bob Muglia, have long maintained that the Azure price model was sound and clear as a bell. This despite developers and other would-be...

October 28, 2010  3:55 PM

If you’re an MSP, are you a green MSP?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Green IT, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, managed service provider, MSP, Steadfast Networks

Here's a question for all you managed service providers (MSPs) out there: How green is your data center? Continued »


October 28, 2010  2:53 AM

Ellison reloads, fires again



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Oracle, Ray Lane, SAP

Another missive from Oracle, attributed to Larry Ellison. The Oracle vs. HP (and SAP) battle continues.  

 

“HP Chairman Ray Lane has taken the position that...


October 27, 2010  12:04 PM

Charles Phillips surfaces at Infor



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Charles Phillips, Infor, IT channel products and technologies, Oracle

That didn't take long. Charles Phillips is now CEO of Infor. The move comes less than two months since


October 27, 2010  11:39 AM

Ellison warns HP/Apotheker



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Oracle, Ray Lane, SAP

Here's one of the weirder statements (attributable to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison) to hit reporters' mailboxes in recent decades:

“A few weeks ago I accused HP’s new CEO, Leo Apotheker, of overseeing an industrial espionage scheme centering on the repeated theft of massive amounts...


October 26, 2010  3:28 AM

Ray Ozzie sums up Microsoft services effort



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Ray Ozzie, Windows Live

 Ray Ozzie's new "Dawn of a Day" blog entry takes stock of Microsoft's move into services and, not surpisingly, gives the company high marks for its Windows Live and other efforts. Ozzie,


October 25, 2010  6:19 PM

Westcon helps data center solution providers take a LEAP



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cisco, data center, EMC, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, NetApp, Oracle, SAP, Virtualization, VMware, Westcon, Westcon Group

Data center technology distributor Westcon Group has opened its first LEAP Center in the United States. LEAP is an acronym that stands for Learn, Experience, Architect and Plan. As you might expect, the intention behind these facilities is to help IT solution provider test, train on, and experiment...


October 25, 2010  3:10 PM

Cloud steals the show at VMware user group event



Posted by: NicoleH
cloud computing, New England VMware User Group Meeting, SearchITChannel.com, SearchSystemsChannel.com, VMUG, vSphere

 

At last week’s New England VMware User Group meeting in Atkinson, New Hampshire, there was no shortage of cloud talk.


October 22, 2010  3:18 PM

MSP label tainted, pipelines in flux and other VAR takeaways



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

The "managed service provider" moniker that used to be golden has actually become a deterrent to business, according to the SearchITChannel.com channel advisory board. "We dropped the MSP label--it turned into a dirty word," said board member Kevin McDonald, vice president of


October 22, 2010  1:30 AM

Ballmer announces two candidates for Ozzie position



Posted by: badarrow
Ballmer, Barbara Darrow, IT channel products and technologies, Ozzie

  The names will surprise you. Or maybe not.   [kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/HJajOG9dL2s" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]


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