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April 8, 2008  9:49 AM

Google App Engine: Amazon killer or ‘Geocities 2.0′?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Application development, Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

We've been awaiting big enterprise news from Google for a few weeks now, and last night we finally got some. The Google App Engine is a free, hosted Web development platform that...

April 1, 2008  12:06 PM

Google Docs now available offline (kind of)



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

The Microsoft vs. Google battle has officially expanded to the desktop. Google Docs -- albeit an extremely limited version -- is now available offline. With the Google Gears browser extension, users...


April 1, 2008  12:07 AM

Win XP SP3 to ship tomorrow, no today, wait May 15 … and other headlines we’d like to write



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Cisco, Microsoft, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS)

April Fools Day gives reporters a chance to write the faux headlines they would like to craft but can't. At least for real Here are the top creations from the SearchITChannel staff. Gartner recommends using more acronyms Microsoft changes gears, embraces open source...


March 28, 2008  3:14 PM

Microsoft in Eclipse? It could happen



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Open-source, Sun

Given all of the apparent love flowing from Microsoft to its new-found open source allies and given that Microsoft's go-to open soruce guy Sam Ramji keynoted at the recent EclipseCon 2008 conference, the obvious question is: Will Microsoft join The Eclipse Foundation? Ramji listened politely and...


March 27, 2008  10:40 AM

Buh-bye CRM Live



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

Microsoft is about to change the branding of CRM Live before CRM Live is officially out the gate, sources say. Word is when the Microsoft-hosted customer relationship management goes fully -- um --...


March 25, 2008  9:19 PM

Could open source ISVs outprepare Microsoft stack players?



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Open-source, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Here's an interesting juxtaposition. On Tuesday, Microsoft's  Sam Ramji talked up the company's progress wooing open-source ISVs to


March 15, 2008  8:27 PM

Tech Data wants you to step outside



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Mobile networking technology, Networking technology, Wireless networking

Chances are at least SOME portion of your business comes from wireless networking at this point, but I'd bet most of it is of the indoor variety. Well, Tech Data is throwing down the gauntlet to some of the specialized wireless distributors through its new relationship with


March 11, 2008  4:19 PM

Oracle news won’t spoil Microsoft party



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Enterprise applications, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS)

ORLANDO, FLA. -- Microsoft's good friends over at Oracle released the new edition of Oracle CRM On Demand today -- conspicuous timing, as Microsoft Convergence 2008 this week highlights Microsoft Dynamics...


March 11, 2008  11:42 AM

Follow the mesh



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

Life of BrianOld-time PC software players used to kid about Microsoft's ability to create buzz.  Whenever a competitor came out with something nifty, Microsoft would crank its...


March 9, 2008  5:06 AM

Surprise! CDW research shows small businesses worried about IT spending



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT buyer market research

Yes, here I am, with more depressing economic news for those of you out there in IT services land who count on small businesses as your bread-and-butter clients. CDW's latest CDW IT Monitor shows that only 29 percent of small businesses expect their IT budgets to increase over the next six months....


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