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September 2, 2008  8:04 PM

Microsoft straddles political fence



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Information technology services, Microsoft, News, Oracle

Microsoft is making a bi-partisan effort to glom onto the political convention season.

August 15, 2008  10:04 AM

Domino is dead



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, IBM, Microsoft, News, Reseller blogs, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

So, once again, Domino is dead. That's the gist of Ron Herardian's article in -- get this -- Dominopower.com. This may be trolling but there's a lot of truth in what Herardian, a longtime contact and a...


August 12, 2008  5:50 AM

Research reveals what motivates buyers to embrace emerging technology



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Vendor partner business issues

I've spent most of my journalism career gawking over the new stuff, the products that could be best-described as NOT mainstream. Well, AMI Partners has just come out with some new research in conjunction with the


August 11, 2008  8:09 AM

Cisco’s next move: online collaboration?



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Cisco, Collaboration software, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs

The most recent round of rumors about Cisco buying EMC came about because Cisco CEO John Chambers said his company needs to expand into new tech markets. Now the question is, what will those markets...


August 10, 2008  8:34 PM

Will telecom operators shake up competition in cloud computing?



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Enterprise applications, Linux, Microsoft, Networking technology, News, Oracle, SAP, Software as a service (SaaS), Systems and systems management

AT&T’s announcement last week that it has entered cloud computing is a sign that software as a service (SaaS) players will see heavy competition from a powerful source -- telecom network operators. In June, Verizon also announced a so-called on-demand computing program, and analysts say...


July 31, 2008  2:53 PM

Maybe it’s time to call it something other than Web 2.0



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Collaboration software, Heather Clancy, Reseller blogs, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS)

For the past eight or so months, I've been writing a column called Web Sight (spelling intentional) for Entrepreneur magazine. (Here's a sample piece from the latest issue.) The focus has been on how so-called...


July 30, 2008  5:26 PM

Zimbra wants to out-Outlook Outlook



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, collaboration software, Email -- Exchange, IBM, Microsoft, News, Open-source, Outlook, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

 You have to hand it to Zimbra.The company, now part of Yahoo and seemingly unfazed by all that entails, is nothing if not aggressive. With Zimbra Desktopit's now taking on the grand poobah of e-mail...


July 28, 2008  8:52 AM

An easier way to produce quotes on Dell systems



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Reseller channel business development, Supplier relationship management, Vendor partner business issues

If you’re building out a Dell solutions practice, there’s a new third-party tool available from Aspire Technologies that’s supposed to help solution providers more quickly create sales quotes that include Dell products. Aspire, which is...


July 23, 2008  6:49 PM

Windows chief Kevin Johnson exits Microsoft



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

Wow. Kevin Johnson, the Microsoft exec in charge of Windows and the company's huge online services push, is leaving to head Juniper Networks,

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July 21, 2008  8:54 PM

EDS shareholders move to block HP acquisition



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Hewlett-Packard, Information technology services, News, Systems and systems management

Electronic Data Systems (EDS) shareholders will take to a Texas district court Thursday to seek an order to postpone a July 31 shareholders meeting in which they are meant to vote on the Hewlett-Packard (HP) acquisition. Shareholders say the current acquisition agreement stalls the price of EDS...


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