February 15, 2007  7:59 AM

Channel news: Net-transfer speed could help spot malware; SAP skills continue paying offdate.



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Application development, Channel, Data storage management, IBM, IT buyer market research, Microsoft, Network and application security, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Software as a service (SaaS)

Speed could kill for Internet worms Computer security researchers are developing ways of protecting PCs from malicious programs known as worms by monitoring how fast data is sent...


February 12, 2007  1:40 PM

Big Blue, Apple and Microsoft Vienna?



Posted by: BKraemer
Application development, IBM, Linux, Microsoft, Open-source, Reseller channel business development

The past couple of weeks have been a constant stream of Microsoft related news. Vista this; Vista that. So today I'm going to take a break -- sort of.

An interesting little news nugget came floating down today from Microsoft. Apparently, if you haven't been able to get enough


February 7, 2007  3:44 PM

The post-SOA reality — ISVs become Integrators



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Application development, Channel partner programs, IBM, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management, Systems and systems management

In a conversation Yuval Shavit and I were having with Rado Nikolov, director of strategy and emerging business, ISV & Developer Relations at IBM (try saying that title twice in one breath),  something I had intuited finally got a number attached to it.  Nikolov said that about 30% of the...


November 14, 2006  3:28 PM

Sun open-sources Java with GPL License



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Application development, Mobile networking technology, Open-source, Systems and systems management, Wireless networking

Various constituencies have been nagging Sun Microsystems to open-source the Java platform since almost the day it was launched. Former CEO and current chairman Scott McNealy had resisted for a long time, challenging IBM to open-source DB2 when IBM execs chided Sun on the open source issue. Then...


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