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November, 2010


November 24, 2010  2:56 PM

Court: SAP owes Oracle $1.3B



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Ellison, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Oracle, Safra Catz, SAP

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.

November 23, 2010  7:27 PM

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



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Avnet, Avnet Technology Solutions, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, mobility, solution providers

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


November 18, 2010  3:55 AM

Apple shops cry foul as Steve Jobs Xs out XServer



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Barbara Darrow, iPad, iPhone, IT channel products and technologies, Xserve

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


November 17, 2010  7:59 PM

Why empowering your employees could transform your business



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Forrester Research, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Josh Bernoff, Ted Schadler

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



Posted by: badarrow
3Par, Barbara Darrow, EMC, Hewlett-Packard, Isilon, IT channel products and technologies, Storage

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



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Data Technique, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, politics, Terry Calloway

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?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, HP, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Novell, VMware

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--


November 10, 2010  10:14 PM

Where in the world is Leo Apotheker?



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

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



Posted by: badarrow
Assureon, Barbara Darrow, data archiving, EMC, IT channel products and technologies, Nexsan, Storage, Sun storage

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



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CDW, consolidation, data center, energy efficiency, Green IT, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, survey

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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