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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...


November 9, 2006  11:44 AM

Microsoft’s software as a service moves — a slap to the channel?



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Direct reseller channel conflict, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Microsoft, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management

Steve Ballmer, in an interview with the India Economic Times, said that while he still sees a place for traditional software distribution, "I would say we are moving to a world where there is a lot more electronic distribution. It is a new...


September 6, 2006  11:18 AM

Another reason for disaster recovery plans



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data center disaster recovery planning, Networking technology

When I hear technology media and PR folks discuss the Avian flu and disaster recovery, I chalk it up to FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) tactics. However, the findings of a survey conducted by Forsythe Solutions Group points to a larger issue. Of the more than 75 senior IT and business...


August 31, 2006  5:33 PM

VoIP not just for SMBs



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Data center disaster recovery planning, Networking technology

VoIP is often touted for its benefits to SMBs, but a SearchNetworking.com article reports that enterprises are also showing interest:

According to Yankee Group, more than 50% of enterprise...


August 29, 2006  11:17 AM

Disaster Preparedness for SMBs: Plan B for $150



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Collaboration software, Data center disaster recovery planning, Network and application security, Software as a service (SaaS)

With Eduardo starting to puff its way toward Florida, Orlando-based Vlad Mazek, the CTO of managed infrastructure service provider Own Web Now Inc., has come up with a quick-and-dirty


August 28, 2006  10:27 AM

Google Going After SMB Messaging Market



Posted by: Brein Matturro
Collaboration software, Direct reseller channel conflict, Google, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS)

All you Microsoft partners doing Outlook/Exchange/Microsoft IM installs in the midrange market or providing hosted Exchange services, take note:


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