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July 17, 2008  6:19 PM

HP’s mini-data center in a box: No partner play yet



Posted by: rivkalittle
Authors, Channel partner programs, Data storage management, Direct reseller channel conflict, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, IT channel products and technologies, Networking technology, News, Reseller channel business development, Server virtualization, Servers and desktop hardware, Software as a service (SaaS), Sun

HP has introduced a data center in a box. Or a pod. Well actually a shipping container.

The mini data center, called Performance Optimized Data Center or POD, is a 40-foot shipping container that houses more than 3,500 computer nodes, or 12,000 large-hard drives, and delivers the...

July 14, 2008  4:14 PM

Quite a useful tool for short-circuiting information overload, if you’re willing to pay for it



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, Leading technology vendors, Reseller channel business development, Software as a service (SaaS), Supplier relationship management, Vendor partner business issues

I've been pretty vocal in the past about the need for an application or system that helps solution providers consolidate all the different information feeds they receive (or could receive) from their preferred vendor partners. Well, such an animal exists in the form of a SaaS application from


July 11, 2008  5:15 PM

CDW: IT spending plans relatively stable



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

Hello kids, time for the latest round of spending data from national computer products reseller CDW! With the stock market bouncing all over the place, how comfortable REALLY are businesses about spending on information technology? Certainly there is no cause for great celebration ... or depths of...


July 10, 2008  9:16 AM

Another Microsoft exec, another hosted ERP story



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

HOUSTON -- Microsoft executives aren't exactly toeing the company line when it comes to vendor-hosted ERP. In fact, the more people that talk, the more it's becoming evident that there may not even be a company line. Yesterday here at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, senior news editor...


July 8, 2008  11:22 AM

Microsoft Online Services by the numbers



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

HOUSTON -- Stephen Elop, president of the Microsoft business division, spoke this morning about the partner compensation plan for Microsoft Online Services. We've already covered the news, but here...


July 7, 2008  8:08 PM

Microsoft working on hosted ERP software



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

A Microsoft-hosted enterprise resource planning (ERP) offering is appearing more and more likely. That's according to Marie Huwe, Microsoft's general manager for partner marketing strategy. Today at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference here in Houston, senior news editor Barb Darrow and I...


July 7, 2008  1:24 PM

Microsoft: We will cut partners in on our hosted infrastructure services



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Direct reseller channel conflict, Email -- Exchange, Outlook, IT buyer market research, IT channel products and technologies, Managed services providers, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS)

The word wafting around the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is that the company will at last outline partner rebate/commission structure for those partners bringing customers to Microsoft-hosted solutions including the Microsoft


June 29, 2008  7:43 AM

Small businesses apparently slow to adopt Web 2.0 philosophies



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Reseller channel business development

Since many IT solution providers who poke around in this blog are themselves small businesses, it will not be a major shocker to hear that a recent survey shows that smaller companies are latching onto the benefits of Web 2.0 less quickly than larger ones. Then, again, I'd bet that many of those...


June 27, 2008  10:08 AM

Ellison on ‘on-demand’



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Oracle, Software as a service (SaaS)

Larry Ellison had some interesting thoughts on the on-demand model, especially intriguing as he retains his interest in NetSuite, the on-demand ERP provider. His ownership stake, which...


June 25, 2008  8:25 AM

Ubuntu goes mobile



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Linux, News, Open-source

Canonical on Tuesday posted its Ubuntu Mobile Internet Device (MID) Edition to its website. This is a developers' release based on the desktop edition of the...


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