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June 23, 2008  8:09 PM

I rue the day when the bad guys come after my iPhone



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Leading technology vendors, Mobile networking technology, Vendor partner business issues

I have become so hopelessly addicted to my Apple iPhone for a couple of reasons, not the least of which is that it has saved my butt on more than one occasion when I have been unable to get to my notebook to update this and my other way-to-many blogs. Indeed, when my laptop crashed a few weeks back...

June 23, 2008  11:24 AM

Microsoft partner conference checklist



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Reseller channel business development, SMB, Software as a service (SaaS), Virtualization

This year's Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference will be in Houston. In July. One word: Ugh. And, interestingly, insiders say preliminary numbers show that more than half (60%) of...


June 19, 2008  11:29 PM

MySQL switches version control



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

MySQL is switching version control ships, leaving BitKeeper for Bazaar, an open-source version control system. "Both the main MySQL server code and the code for many ancillary...


June 12, 2008  4:30 PM

The impending cloud



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, Google, IT channel products and technologies, Microsoft, News, Software as a service (SaaS), Vendor partner business issues

For many VARs, cloud-based computing is a worrisome prospect. The notion of functions served up direct to users from a vendor-owned-and-operated cloud poses a huge disintermediation threat to...


June 10, 2008  4:02 PM

Next from Dan Bricklin: A wiki-spreadsheet combo



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Collaboration software, Enterprise applications, IT channel products and technologies, News

Spreadsheet pioneer Dan Bricklin is at it again. The father of VisiCalc is now working to bring the spreadsheet's productivity to workgroups. Bricklin, in his trademark flannel shirt (it's nearly 100 degrees out!) said hello...


June 6, 2008  10:55 PM

Atrion: Beyond the network, it’s all about applications



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, IT channel products and technologies, Networking technology, Reseller channel business development

What the heck does a network integrator intend to do with a interactive multimedia company? That was my first reaction when I heard the news that network integrator and managed service provider Atrion Networking (based in Warwick, R.I., and a company I know...


June 3, 2008  11:16 AM

Some takeaways from Bill Gates’ finale



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

Bill Gates just finished what Microsoft has billed as his last public speech as a company full timer. Gates is stepping down from day-to-day involvement as of July 1. At TechEd 2008 part one (for developers) Gates hit on some familiar themes and presided over demos of

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May 27, 2008  9:34 PM

Google sets pricing for App Engine use



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

Google has said it wants developers to write apps to run in its "cloud." Now, on the eve of the Google I/O conference, it disclosed how it will charge developers for the use of its server- and storage-farms and related infrastructure. Developers can use

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May 27, 2008  2:55 PM

Google Web Toolkit grows up with Java 5 support



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Enterprise applications, Google, Microsoft

A new version of the Google Web Toolkit (Gwit to Google insiders), promises full support for the latest Java language as well as faster-running apps at the end of the process. GWT 1.5 will be formally introduced...


May 27, 2008  9:45 AM

VMware beta features: hype vs. reality



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Software as a service (SaaS), Tech Blogs, Virtualization

VMware's "cloud computing" strategy set me off on a little rant last week. I wrote that VMware was likely getting into SaaS because it was either inspired by or jealous of Google's success in...


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