Channel Marker:

Information technology services


September 22, 2008  1:10 PM

Up, up and away: Oracle heads for the clouds



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, IT channel products and technologies, News, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

It looks like Oracle is embracing "the cloud." At Oracle OpenWorld on Monday, the two Chucks -- Oracle president Charles Phillips and executive vice president Chuck Rozwat--said Oracle is making...

September 21, 2008  11:58 AM

Cisco’s Jabber acquisition heats up the collaboration race



Posted by: rivkalittle
Application development, Cisco, Collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, Enterprise applications, IBM, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Novell, Open-source, Software as a service (SaaS)

Cisco Systems has acquired open source instant messaging and presence company Jabber less than a month after it picked up e-mail and calendaring software provider PostPath. The move signifies Cisco’s ongoing moves to reach out of the network and onto the desktop. Terms of the deal have not yet...


September 19, 2008  2:31 PM

Interop: Are tradeshows dead?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Enterprise applications, Information technology services, Networking technology, Novell, Open-source, VoIP over IP (VoIP)

I was truly confused Wednesday morning when I jumped off the bus near the Jacob Javits Center in New York for Interop and saw armies of tight skirts and multi-colored stilettos trotting up the ramp to the convention center. This is not IT conference wear. These are not tech rats. No...


September 18, 2008  11:56 AM

More on the NetSuite-Skyytek split



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

As with any divorce, there are a number of factors behind the imminent split between NetSuite and Skyytek, one of the largest, if not the largest,


September 16, 2008  4:22 PM

Cisco to Wall Street: ‘We feel your pain’



Posted by: rivkalittle
Cisco, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

Cisco CEO John Chambers kicked off his keynote address at the company’s Financial Analyst Conference with an unusual message: “Ask not what Wall Street can do for Cisco, but what Cisco can do for Wall Street.” Chambers offered condolence to financial analysts reeling from plunging markets...


September 15, 2008  9:00 PM

With EDS in the family, HP slashes jobs; looks to large enterprise domination



Posted by: rivkalittle
Enterprise applications, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Information technology services, Networking technology, News, Server virtualization, Virtualization

Hewlett-Packard (HP) said Monday that it will reduce its workforce by 7.5 -- or nearly 25,000 jobs -- as it restructures to work Electronic Data Systems (EDS) into the fold. The $13.9 billion acquisition...

Bookmark and Share     0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


September 13, 2008  1:14 PM

NetSuite, Skyytek sever ties



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

NetSuite and one of its top reseller partners are on the outs. Skyytek Worldwide and NetSuite are ending their relationship as of Sept. 30, according to a "joint public statement" issued late Friday by


September 10, 2008  7:17 AM

When you’re merging with another solution provider, it’s the first 90 days that count the most



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Managed services providers, Vendor partner business issues

It's official, Incentra Solutions CEO Tom Sweeney says the solution provider will pause for a bit of a breather in its whirlwind acquisition spree, which has seen the company buy out at least a half-dozen other VARs over the past three years. Now,...


September 5, 2008  2:56 PM

Survey sez: Make my IT work better with my business goals



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

The most interesting result from the Society for Information Management (SIM) latest survey isn't so much the fact that IT professionals want technology infrastructure to align better with their business goals, it was the dramatic increase in importance that the...


September 3, 2008  1:46 PM

Google Chrome’s tremendous upside potential



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

Google Chrome isn't anything special as a Web browser -- at least not yet. Sure, Chrome is fast and clean-looking. But it really doesn't have any "Cool! I...


Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: