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April 28, 2008  2:52 PM

ISVs: One stack or two?



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

If you're an ISV in the era of Saas vs. on-premise delivery models, the stack question has never been bigger. If you're going the on-premises route for your applications you must weigh the whole Java/Eclipse vs. .Net/Windows issue. If you're going to SaaS, there are SaaS-based alternatives...

April 27, 2008  5:56 PM

Microsoft’s Google goggles



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

It's Sunday and it appears that Yahoo has let Microsoft's "take our offer or else" ultimatum pass without action. By...


April 24, 2008  12:44 PM

Salesforce switcheroo: Dumping Windows for Mac?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Salesforce.com is reportedly dumping its Windows machines (Dell Windows machines, to be more precise) for Macs on the next corporate upgrade. This post, found by my office pal Colin Steele, has all...


April 22, 2008  10:53 PM

Microsoft puts some meat around mesh



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

At the witching hour, Microsoft is set to post information, including a link to a "limited technology preview" of its promised Live Mesh platform. Info will be posted to the Mesh site

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April 22, 2008  4:22 PM

Salesforce.com ‘tour de force’ faces down Microsoft mesh, CRM Online



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

This battle just keeps getting hotter. Marc Benioff brought the traveling Salesforce.com "tour de force" road show to Boston today, complete with live customer and ISV testimonials. Today was also the day Microsoft went live with


April 17, 2008  11:48 PM

Putting a price on the green IT services opportunity



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Leading technology vendors, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Sun, Vendor partner business issues, Virtualization

Slowly but surely, some of the big high-tech vendors have started pulling their channel partners into their “green technology” efforts. As Barbara Darrow blogged earlier this week, Sun is the latest to put a...

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April 17, 2008  1:48 PM

Google’s cloud rains on users



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Google, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

cloudRemote access to GMail and its chat program went...


April 10, 2008  1:19 AM

The low-down from Honolulu: Cisco’s collaboration bent



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Collaboration software, Data center disaster recovery planning, Heather Clancy, Leading technology vendors, Reseller channel business development, Vendor partner business issues

I’d be remiss if I didn’t report in this week from the Cisco Partner Summit, where I’m helping the company’s Industry Solutions Partner Network team with some breakout panels and communications activities. The themes I’m about to recount were plucked from the main keynote address hosted...


April 9, 2008  9:34 PM

Yahoo continues anti-Microsoft contortions



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

Wow. Yahoo really, REALLY doesn't want to be bought by Microsoft. At least not for the 42 million big ones currently on the table. Yahoo is talking about combining its Internet operations with those of America Online (aka Time Warner's AOL unit), according to a

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April 8, 2008  4:20 PM

Google channel changes coming



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Channel partner programs, Software as a service (SaaS)

Google's moving more and more into the enterprise, and with that shift, some changes in its channel program are coming. I've been trying for a few weeks now to set up an interview with Google about its channel strategy. Today I spoke briefly with Andrew Kovacs, a communications manager at...


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