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August 19, 2011  5:29 PM

Dell encourages solution providers to think ‘chiller-less’

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

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

August 18, 2011  7:37 PM

HP to dump WebOS TouchPads, phones

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

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 Americas Partner Conference  That was five months ago. Continued »


August 18, 2011  5:42 PM

HP without PCs? Not so unthinkable

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Hewlett-Packard is on the verge of spinning off its PC business, if reports out of Bloomberg News and The Wall Street Journal are accurate. Continued »


August 8, 2011  5:32 PM

Despite consolidation, innovation spikes in security software

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Anyone who reads my posts here with any kind of regularity knows that I am kind of a numbers geek, which is to say that I love the nuances of all the statistics that are published by the usual suspects on the market research side of life. It doesn’t mean I believe all of them, but I feel most of them bear exposure. (Or, bare exposure, if you prefer.) Continued »


August 4, 2011  3:07 PM

iPhone 5 boom, VAR wars and other takeaways from GreenPages Summit

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — Unsurprisingly, cloud was top of mind at this week’s GreenPages Solutions Summit 2011.

About a hundred or so GreenPages customers–IT professionals from organizations ranging from area hospitals to Liberty Mutual Insurance and Stratus Computer — came to hear GreenPages’ cloud pitch, specifically the VAR’s planned “data bus” that would help them move data from on-premises data centers to hybrid and/or public clouds. But that was the official news. Here’s the real scuttlebutt. Continued »


August 3, 2011  9:31 PM

VCE channel guy Koliopoulos jumps ship

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Pete Koliopoulos, who shepherded The VCE Co. through some early rough waters around its channel game plan, left the company and joined Arrow as VP of marketing for Arrow ECS, according to his LinkedIn bio.

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July 29, 2011  12:43 PM

Oracle to HP: Leave Adrian Jones alone

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Oracle is demanding that Hewlett-Packard drop its trade-secret-theft suit against Adrian Jones.

Jones, a former channel chief and sales executive for HP , left in February ostensibly following former HP CEO Mark Hurd to Oracle. Now that Oracle and HP are hardware rivals the antipathy is running high between companies that were once pretty tightly aligned. Continued »


July 26, 2011  6:08 PM

Muglia moves on to Juniper

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Bob Muglia, the respected exec who led Microsoft’s gigantic server and tools business as well as Azure, has surfaced. At Juniper Networks.

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July 22, 2011  7:29 AM

Research, recruitment underscores interest in DCIM solutions

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Earlier this month, I wrote about the dynamic data center infrastructure management (DCIM) space, and opportunities for IT solution providers related to this space. Continued »


July 21, 2011  6:51 PM

Akamai accelerates partner alliance hunt with new program

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Building on growing interest in cloud services, Web content optimization and acceleration company Akamai Technologies is on the prowl for locally focused IT solution partners that can help build its business in specific regions. Continued »


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