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January, 2011


January 31, 2011  5:27 PM

Randall Runk exits HP



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and technologies, IT channel technology and services, Randall Runk, Randy Runk

Randall Runk is leaving Hewlett-Packard today, after nearly four years at the IT giant. An HP spokewoman confirmed the move on Monday, adding that John Maguire is joining HP as senior vice president, worldwide sales for the huge enterprise services group. Maguire is coming from...

January 31, 2011  2:44 PM

E-waste disposal services could help VARs break into tough enterprise accounts



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CloudBlue, e-waste, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, ValCom

As a long-time blogger on green IT matters, I can guarantee that one thing you're going to hear more about from your customers as they replace their outdated computers and servers this year is how to ensure that the stuff that's leaving isn't going to wind up in a landfill or, just as bad, in some...


January 27, 2011  9:12 PM

Brocade offers switching fabric and convergence certification



Posted by: rivkalittle
Brocade channel partners, Brocade VDX switch, fabric switching

If you were once a networking solution provider that thought you could avoid the data center, think again. The average networking VAR is not only working on the data center LAN, but they’re also often charged with the task with planning the move to...


January 26, 2011  4:58 PM

Microsoft EA changes put LARs in the hot seat



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, EAs, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, large account resellers, LARs, Microsoft Enterprise Agreements, Microsoft licensing, Paul DeGroot

Paul DeGroot knows more about Microsoft licensing than nearly anyone, including most people at Microsoft itself. DeGroot formerly an analyst with Directions on Microsoft and now off on his own at PIca Communications, details in...


January 24, 2011  12:56 AM

Looks like Leo will show at HP APC



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

Leo Apotheker, who proved somewhat, um, elusive, during the first weeks of his stint as Hewlett-Packard CEO, will speak at HP's Americas Partner Conference (APC)  in late April....


January 21, 2011  8:43 PM

CDW end-user survey revisits the state of client virtualization



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CDW, client virtualization, data, end-user research, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and services, Virtualization

I recently reported that desktop virtualization progressed less rapidly in 2010 than technology solution providers expected just one year ago. Now, CDW has released the results of an end-user...


January 21, 2011  2:35 PM

Management shakeups shake up HP, Google



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Eric Schmidt, Google, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Larry Page, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd, Ray Lane, Sergei Brin

Looks like Hewlett-Packard is ejecting a few bozos from its clown car of a board.


January 20, 2011  9:35 PM

At last: The VCE Company is official



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

Lookie here, the VCE Company is finally official after an extremely long birthing process reported here. And


January 12, 2011  8:42 PM

More predictions for solid IT growth, this time from Forrester



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Andrew Bartels, Forrester Research, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, IT spending

Looks like I should have waited a couple more days before filing my post last week about Gartner's 2011 IT spending predictions. That's because Forrester Research has...


January 10, 2011  5:52 PM

Muglia to leave Microsoft



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Bob Muglia, cloud computing, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Robbie Bach, Server & Tools, Steve Ballmer

Bob Muglia, the Microsoft exec who helped build Microsoft's Server & Tools business into a strong competitor in databases and server OSes and most recently took command of the cloud computing effort, will leave the company this summer.   CEO Steve Ballmer informed employees of this...


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