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May, 2011

May 31, 2011  7:17 PM

VCE boosts distribution

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

Our good buddies at The Virtual Computing Environment Co., last week added four distributors -- Arrow, Avnet, Ingram Micro and Magirus--to its channel roster. that means a VCE VAR selling Vblocks can source all the...

May 31, 2011  6:03 PM

Research: Digital signage market could triple by 2016

Posted by: Heather Clancy
ABI Research, digital signage, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

When I first started covering the market for digital signage solutions -- all those electronic displays that can deliver messages in places from retail floors to board rooms along with the software content and connectivity to deliver those messages-- it was difficult to get many people to look...

May 26, 2011  6:19 PM

CDW study suggests cloud enthusiasm overblown

Posted by: Heather Clancy
CDW, cloud computing, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

Here's one for your "hmmm" files: IT solution provider CDW has just released its first Cloud Computing Tracking Poll, which is based on a survey of 1,200 IT professionals that are involved with corporate cloud computing...

May 26, 2011  3:28 PM

Tech CEOs on the hot seat

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, John Chambers, Microsoft, Steve Ballmer

There are some prominent executive fannies on some very hot seats right now. And calls for change at the top of high-tech giants are getting hard to ignore. So ... which high-tech CEO should go first? A table full of VARs discussed this topic at a recent conference and the very non-scientific...

May 23, 2011  8:10 PM

Channelinsight data reporting can help VARs get paid quicker

Posted by: PatOuellette
channel sales management, Channelinsight, Pat Ouellette


Channelinsight’s new

May 19, 2011  5:36 PM

HP CEO forecast cuts kick up ruckus

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Leo Apotheker, Mark Hurd

Many Hewlett-Packard VARs are not enamored of the company’s new CEO and have been vocal—if not attributable—in their view that he is not “the” guy to run HP. Most of those VARs were fans of the previous CEO, Mark Hurd. Depending on your point of view, Hurd managed the company—or Wall...

May 19, 2011  5:28 PM

Jobs, Apple crush Dell; Dell turns to partners. Coincidence?

Posted by: PatOuellette
Apple, Dell, Dell PartnerDirect program, Michael Dell, Pat Ouellette, Steve Jobs

Apple is worth

May 18, 2011  4:45 PM

Are you charging your clients more than they expected?

Posted by: Heather Clancy
IT channel products and services

Time to watch your back. There is a new survey out from Lieberman Software Corp., an identity software and security applications player, that suggests up to 77 percent of IT professionals believe that their outsourcing partners have "made up" work in order to stick them with extra bills. Ouch.

May 17, 2011  6:30 PM

Super Show of Technology Expo XXXVI — Top five takeaways

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Camera Corner Connecting Point, Hewlett-Packard, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, vendor lock-in

GREEN BAY, WI. -- Rick Chernick sure knows how to throw a good expo. Chernick, the CEO of Camera Corner / Connecting Point, brought several hundred of his best friends--customers AND vendors--here to hear about the latest and greatest in...

May 12, 2011  2:10 AM

Microsoft tells partners to register Office 365 customers

Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, BPOS, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Office 365

Microsoft is starting to talk more about Office 365 partner opportunities

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