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November, 2010


November 24, 2010  2:56 PM

Court: SAP owes Oracle $1.3B

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

The verdict is in and SAP owes Oracle $1.3 billion for copyright infringement. Oracle had sought up to $3 billion while SAP, which admitted wrongdoing, said the true damages amount should lie between $28 million and $41 million.

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November 23, 2010  7:27 PM

Distie Avnet supports development of ‘mobile-ready’ data centers

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

I stashed this news release from a few weeks back because I wanted to muse on it for a while. But here's the basic development: value-added distributor Avnet Technology Solutions has established a practice called

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November 18, 2010  3:55 AM

Apple shops cry foul as Steve Jobs Xs out XServer

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Ironic. Even as Apple brings on integrator heavyweights to push its technology into more business accounts,

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November 17, 2010  7:59 PM

Why empowering your employees could transform your business

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

How many of you out there can vividly remember the times that you wished some customer service person would just get off the script and do something, usually something very simple, to address your problem? That's the simple question. Here's the hard one: How many of you solution provider types out...


November 16, 2010  12:58 PM

EMC to buy Isilon: Another storage maker bites the dust

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

The big get bigger as storage kingpin EMC agreed to buy Isilon for about $2.25 billion (or $33.85 per share)  in cash. The news was announced early Tuesday. Isilon specializes in what it calls scale-out network attached...


November 12, 2010  5:31 PM

Solution provider turns state representative

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Now, this is a case of an entrepreneur taking matters into his own hands. Frustrated by the local economy in Kansas, Data Technique founder and CEO Terry Calloway ran earlier this month for the house of representatives in his home state, and won. It...


November 11, 2010  1:18 PM

What’s up with Novell?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Things at Novell have been quiet lately. Maybe too quiet. There's an all-hands meeting there this morning and insider talk once again swirls about a possible sale. Whether that would be to private equity investors--who would take the company private--or to another vendor--

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November 10, 2010  10:14 PM

Where in the world is Leo Apotheker?

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Well, we know where the HP CEO ain't!  He ain't in the Oakland courtroom where Oracle CEO Larry Ellison would love to see him. He's not at Hewlett-Packard HQ, where Oracle's tried to...


November 10, 2010  2:54 PM

Nexsan draws VARs with solid Assureon line, programs

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Every once in awhile you talk to a VAR who's really excited about a vendor, its products and its partner program. I know, shocker, right!? Lately Nexsan's hit the radar screen in this respect.  Nexsan is seeing phenomenal success recruiting new VARs...


November 9, 2010  9:39 PM

Survey: Time to get with energy-reduction program

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Hey all you naysayers who have scoffed at my green IT coverage over the past three years and suggested that I was somehow off my rocker, try on this research. CDW has released its 2010 Energy Efficient IT report, and it suggested that fully...


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