Finally, a ray of sunshine for solution providers suffering from lackluster corporate IT budgets. For the first time in three years, companies are reporting an increased budget for technology expenses in 2011, according to a Corporate Executive Board survey that’s set for publication at the end of October.
HP’s board can’t catch a break these days. Now it’s Jack Welch getting in on the action, terming the Hewlett-Packard board “dysfunctional” for the way it handled Mark Hurd’s ouster and for not turning to internal candidates for the top . Continued »
The portal represents a nice piece of (buzzword alert!) “synergy” between Prevalent and the Symantec’s Control Compliance Suite.
SAP veteran Leo Apotheker is HP’s new CEO. Perhaps more interesting, is that Ray Lane, a venture capitalist and a former president of Oracle was named to HP’sboard. Oracle, famously, hired Mark Hurd after HP forced his exit, sparking litigation and considerable bad feelings.
Hewlett-Packard continues to finetune its PartnerOne program, putting more of its acquired products under deal registration for its channel partners.
Starting November 1, more of the company’s ISS servers — including one- and two-way servers from the 300 Series on up — will now be eligible for deal registration as will TippingPoint network security products, said Mike Galane, senior director of marketing for HP’s solution provider organization (SPO). The 3Com networking hardware products portfolio was added to deal registration earlier this summer.
A few months back, I wrote an article about the rising demand for IT energy consulting services. VARs agreed that going green is more than a passing fad in the IT industry; the driving factor for customers purchasing energy-efficient technologies is simply saving money in the data center. And recent findings from Gartner say that spending on power consumption is expected to continue to pose a problem.
So, Oracle’s in the market for chip companies. And AMD quickly leapt to the top of the list of prospective targets.
A few months ago, I wrote in my personal blog about a technology facelift donated to a New York women’s shelter by the Big Apple Chapter of the Ingram Micro VentureTech Network. Well, the chapter is at it again.
This time, as part of its “Big Apple Cares” initiative, the group of IT solution providers is donating and installing more than $30,000 work of IT infrastructure and services at the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children. The donation is also supported by the Big Apple Chapter’s technology partners: Cisco, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. Here are some of the things that the chapter did for the foundation:
Ever since I got into writing extensively about green IT and clean technology, many of my connections from the world of the technology solution provider channel have questioned whether or not either is a money-making opportunity.
There was a lot to ponder at Oracle OpenWorld 2010 aside from the obvious news items: A new Exalogic super-duper Web server that is also–depending on your point of view–a cloud in a box or the return of a DEC VAX. Also Fusion Apps which, pardon the skepticism, have been on their way now for a long, looooong time. There was an intriguing deal with Amazon Web Services under which AWS will use Oracle VM in a portion of its cloud reserved for running Oracle enterprise applications.
All well and good and worthy of discussion. But here are the real questions coming out of the show.
1: Can the appeal of Oracle’s technology overcome customer FUD?