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Jul 17 2007   7:07AM GMT

Channel news: WinServer, not Vista is hot MSFT seller; IBM in $1.4B deal



Posted by: Brein Matturro
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Here’s what Windows IT shops are buying today Despite all the hype about Microsoft’s new Vista desktop, it sits on the shelf. Microsoft partners say their big sellers are Windows Server 2003 and SharePoint. [SearchWinIT.com]

IBM in $1.4B services deal IBM Corp. said Monday it has won a $1.4 billion outsourcing contract from AstraZeneca PLC, a seven-year deal aimed at helping the British pharmaceutical company manage its internal technology operations. [AP]

Zero-day auction site complicates security efforts, IT pros say WabiSabiLabi, the eBay-like marketplace for zero-day flaws, will make it tougher for companies to ward off attackers, some IT security professionals say.[SearchSecurity.com]

EMC floats raft of updates for disk arrays Now that last year’s acquisition tear appears to be settling down, EMC disk arrays across the board are getting some attention in the form of hardware and software improvements.[SearchStorage.com]

Avaya mobile client handles Wi-Fi and GSM The Avaya one-X Mobile Dual Mode client lets users switch calls between Wi-Fi and GSM networks. [eWEEK]

HPC clusters starting to run Windows, not Linux Several vendors are pushing users of high-performance computing clusters — traditionally Linux territory — to adopt Microsoft Windows. [SearchDataCenter.com]

Will security firms detect police spyware? A recent court case dealing with key loggers installed by the feds invites the question: will security companies put the interests of their customers first? [CNET]

IBM to buy DataMirror for real-time data integration software Big Blue plans to buy real-time data integration software vendor Data Mirror to bolster its Information On Demand strategy. [SearchDataManagement.com]

Apple iPhone connects with CRM reseller Apple’s iPhone may be a consumer device, but the smart phone is catching on with some hosted application providers. A case in point: Some employees at Skyytek Corp. (a VAR) are using iPhones to access NetSuite’s hosted applications. So far, Skyytek sounds very impressed. [TechIQ]

Google launches fee-based hosted site search for businesses Blog: Custom Search Business Edition offers ad free, fee-based site search to organizations. [CNET]

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