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March 23, 2011  7:58 PM

Oracle, HP spatting again

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Okay, someone’s gonna have to separate these two.

Oracle and Hewlett-Packard are at it again and this act is starting to wear thin. Continued »

March 17, 2011  5:10 PM

Solution provider proves that sometimes, it’s OK to be red-faced

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

Yesterday, while I was poking around on Facebook researching potential stories ideas from my newsfeed, a rather random item popped up from managed service provide Evolve Technologies: Actually, it was a random photo that popped up on the Fairfax, Va.-based company’s Facebook page, one of the company’s CEO, David Sobel, wearing one of those red noses that you’d normally see some clown wearing at the circus. Continued »

March 16, 2011  8:11 PM

Adrian Jones surfaces at Oracle

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

It’s not really announced yet but Adrian Jones, once the channel chief at Hewlett-Packard, is now at Oracle Corp. Continued »

March 14, 2011  9:42 PM

HP to host app store for enterprises

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Today’s HP Summit has been heavy on buzzwords and light on details, but there is now some verification that Hewlett-Packard plans to build a “cloud-based” (what else?) store for enterprise applications.

HP, which already launched Infrastructure-as-a-Service for enterprise customers will offer public cloud infrastructure in the future, said Leo Apotheker, HP CEO on Monday afternoon. Continued »

March 14, 2011  1:17 PM

All eyes on HP

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Hewlett-Packard CEO Leo Apotheker will take the stage later today in San Francisco to outline his (so-far unclear) vision for the IT giant. 

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March 10, 2011  2:51 PM

HP CEO slammed by shareholder group

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Hewlett-Packard shareholders should not vote for three new board members backed by new HP CEO Leo Apotheker, according to Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.

The advocacy group said HP CEO Leo Apotheker improperly moved to appoint these new directors, contrary to the computer giant’s own rules about board member selection. Continued »

March 9, 2011  2:21 PM

Ingram Micro ups its green IT game with e-recycling service

Heather Clancy Heather Clancy Profile: Heather Clancy

One of the topics that I blog about most regularly (elsewhere) is green IT. Personally speaking, I think one of the easiest ways for a technology solution provider to become involved in the green IT movement is by bringing expertise in end-of-life product management to its customers. Indeed, why not think about end of life at the beginning of life, when you are deploying technology? Continued »

March 8, 2011  6:13 PM

HP services take it on the chin

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Sometimes you wonder if Hewlett-Packard can buy itself a break. Checkout this Wall Street Journal  headline: IBM shows HP how to serve clients.


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March 7, 2011  9:18 PM

Cisco makes three courting SMBs

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Last week it was Cisco Systems’ turn to court SMBs. The networking giant, which has had its head in the enterprise with UCS, used its annual Cisco Partner Summit to talk up the importance of the SMB market. Continued »

February 25, 2011  1:07 AM

HP focuses on MDF changes in PartnerOne program

PatOuellette Pat Ouellette Profile: PatOuellette

Hewlett-Packard said it will make it easier and faster for its partners to get their market development funds (MDF) and will give them more notice of PartnerOne program changes. Continued »

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