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August, 2011


August 31, 2011  8:08 PM

IBM snaps up fraud-detection expert i2



Posted by: Heather Clancy
cybersecurity, fraud, i2, IBM, IBM Software, IT channel products and services

The deeper that IBM Software gets into analytics, the deeper it gets into territory that hackers and other nefarious cyber-criminals are likely to target. Little wonder, then, that the giant IT services and software company today snapped up a British security technology firm,

August 31, 2011  2:54 PM

What’s next for HP: Five things to watch for



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Jon Rubinstein, Microsoft, Todd Bradley, TouchPad

  How can this wacky Hewlett-Packard saga get even nuttier? LOTS of ways. Here are a few things to ponder going forward. 1: Track Jon Rubinstein.  The former Apple hardware...


August 30, 2011  6:12 PM

HP PCs are dead, long live HP PCs!



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IBM, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, Lenovo, Leo Apotheker, PCs, Personal Systems Group, ThinkPads

Talk about mixed messages. First Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker says the company might spin off or sell off its huge PC business and kill off its new TouchPads. Then a cadre...


August 25, 2011  8:48 PM

3 cloud strategy lessons from solution provider Logicalis



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

What self-respecting IT services provider ISN'T trying to position itself as an expert in cloud computing? After all, pretty much everyone has their own definition of what it means. What's that old saying? There is margin in mystery?


August 25, 2011  12:24 PM

Steve Jobs’ legacy



Posted by: badarrow
Apple, Bill Gates, IT channel products and services, Steve Jobs

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/PEHNrqPkefI" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Here's the thing about Steve Jobs. All that stuff about the charisma, the "reality distortion field," all the crap that PC-oriented journalists caught up in the...


August 24, 2011  1:40 PM

HP to make good on TouchPad refunds



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technologies, rebate, refund, TouchPad

Hewlett-Packard will, in fact, offer full refunds to  VARs for any TouchPad tablets they have in inventory. it will also "price protect" customers who bought the TouchPad at full...


August 23, 2011  7:20 PM

TouchPad banners still hanging at HP headquarters



Posted by: PatOuellette
Hewlett-Packard, HP, IT channel products and services, IT channel products and technolgies, Pat Ouellette, TouchPad

This just in from a SearchITChannel.com spy....


August 22, 2011  4:28 PM

HP reverbs continue to roil partners, Wall Street



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

Hewlett-Packard PR would really, really like to talk to reporters about its VMworld news next week. But I'm guessing there aren't many takers given recent HP bombshells. Last...


August 19, 2011  5:29 PM

Dell encourages solution providers to think ‘chiller-less’



Posted by: Heather Clancy
chiller, data center, Dell, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, IT infrastructure, server

Dell is encouraging solutions that represent its server technologies to pick up the rallying cry for its new "chiller-less" data center design philosophy.


August 18, 2011  7:37 PM

HP to dump WebOS TouchPads, phones



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

In a shocking move, Hewlett-Packard will deep-six its nascent WebOS TouchPad and phone efforts. You know, all the "hot" new products it touted at its annual


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