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December, 2010


December 22, 2010  3:05 PM

Latest offshore services ranking: Here’s what you are up against

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, offshore

Gartner has published a new report ranking the top 30 countries that are leaders when it comes to offshore capacity for IT services. You'll find many of the usual suspects on the list and India is still No. 1, but the research firm has...

December 17, 2010  7:24 PM

Mobilize your mobile development

Posted by: Heather Clancy

I've been reporting two stories about technology trends for the past several weeks (a look-back and a look-forward) and one of the most recurrent themes that IT solution providers are bringing up proactively (as in, I haven't asked a leading question) is mobility. As in, you need to support it...

December 14, 2010  7:33 PM

Introducing The VCE Company

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, EMC, IT channel products and technologies, the VCE Company, VCE Coalition, VMware

So, today the VCE coalition became the VCE Company. Or at least that's the second-hand reports coming out of a series of conference calls hosted Tuesday by VCE, the consortium formed last year...

December 9, 2010  4:57 PM

Dell, Compellent talk deal

Posted by: badarrow
3Par, Barbara Darrow, Compellent, Dell, EqualLogic, Hewlett-Packard, HP, Isilon, IT channel products and services, LeftHand Networks, Storage

  Update:  On Monday morning, Dell finalized its deal to buy Compellent for $960 million or $27.75 per share in cash. As of the end of its third quarter, closing Oct. 31,...

December 9, 2010  4:27 PM

Channel issues block Vblock sales

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, EMC, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Vblock, VCE Coalition, VMware

  Data center VARs really want the VCE Coalition to get its sales act together soon and some hope for news along those lines Dec. 14 when coalition execs will talk about what's going on with the VCE Partner Program, go-to-market plans and training.  

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December 8, 2010  4:16 PM

Survey: Expansion plans could be thwarted by talent, IT gaps

Posted by: Heather Clancy

There is a new survey published by IT services and research giant Accenture suggesting that even though many high-tech companies and electronics companies are now thinking globally -- including, increasingly, some of...

December 2, 2010  8:23 PM

Logicalis expands K-12 education, Southwest presence

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cisco, data center, education, Heather Clancy, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, IT channel products and services, Logicalis, M&A, merger, Microsoft

Network Infrastructure Corp. (NIC), a Cisco Gold partner and networking integrator in Phoenix, will soon become part of global IT services company Logicalis. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.


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