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October, 2010


October 20, 2010  11:46 PM

Microsoft Live Meeting outage–that’s gotta hurt

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Microsoft Live Meeting went bust today. I know this because a partner event was cancelled this morning because of technical difficulties. Continued...

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October 18, 2010  9:05 PM

Ray Ozzie leaving Microsoft gig

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Ray Ozzie is leaving his post at Microsoft, company CEO Steve Ballmer said today. In a memo to staff posted to the company's Web site, Ballmer wrote: 

"With our progress in services and the...


October 18, 2010  4:09 PM

Sun VARs get (temporary) reprieve from Oracle

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Sun VARs have been given another two weeks aboard the Oracle partner program to close deals before losing their ability to do so. Continued »


October 18, 2010  3:45 PM

Beware of sharing, beware of Facebook

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Granted, Facebook is addictive. Especially the Scrabulous/Scrabble part which is what got me hooked. For many others,  Zynga's FarmVille, Mafia Wars game portfolio is the original hook. And for those people--there's a rude awakening. Without knowing it, they have "overshared" their data.

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October 14, 2010  7:38 PM

Autodesk draws on simulation for channel sales training

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

When you consider that the average IT solution provider supports easily a dozen different vendor relationships, all the sales training that blossoms out of those contracts must blur together. Interested in capturing more channel mindshare, Autodesk has taken a more unique approach to its channel...


October 13, 2010  2:53 PM

Microsoft-Citrix V-alliance push piggybacks on VMworld Europe

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/HpLmj4-lfAg" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /]   As we all know, VMworld Europe is all  about Microsoft and Citrix. Or so say Microsoft and Citrix.

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October 12, 2010  5:01 PM

Windows 7 phone reviews mixed, but everyone loves the ad

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

After so much build up that no one really seemed to care about a launch event, Microsoft finally launched Windows 7 Phone Monday in  New York. And sooprise, sooprise, there were some good reviews.

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October 11, 2010  1:27 PM

What innovations are spurring opportunities for solution providers? Some insight.

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

I had the good fortune to travel to Los Angeles last week for a visit with the attendees of distributor Arrow's annual Net@Work conference. Ostensibly, I was there to give a presentation, "The Entrepreneurial Enterprise," which focused on technology trends that are spurring big-business innovation....


October 7, 2010  3:57 PM

Thank heaven (or the cloud) for IT budget growth

NicoleH Nicole Harding Profile: NicoleH

 

Finally, a ray of sunshine for solution providers suffering from lackluster corporate IT budgets. For the...


October 6, 2010  7:35 PM

Neutron Jack slams HP board

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

HP's board can't catch a break these days. Now it's  Jack Welch getting in on the action, terming...


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