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May 22, 2008  10:49 PM

CompTIA: Mobile security represents a big gap, and opportunity



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Network and application security

Intuitively, I think we all knew this was coming. But now, there's some research out of the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) that validates the notion that many companies are still seriously unprotected when it comes to their notebooks and handheld computers.

May 22, 2008  4:17 PM

Microsoft: Friend or bulldozer?



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Microsoft, Vendor partner business issues

Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) have always had a complicated relationship with Microsoft. They build on Microsoft's OS-and-tool platform. They also keep a wary eye as the software behemoth keeps adding to that platform. The "white space" at the top keeps getting higher and higher....


May 22, 2008  1:57 PM

VMware jumps onto cloud bandwagon



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

Bad news for people who hate buzzwords: Another big-time IT vendor is getting into "cloud computing."

This time it's VMware, whose president and CEO Diane Greene talked up cloud computing during a speech yesterday in Boston. My colleague at SearchServerVirtualization.com, Bridget Botelho,...


May 15, 2008  4:05 PM

Digital surveillance: Keep your eyes peeled



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Network and application security, Reseller channel business development

Digimerge Technologies. JDSU. Lorex Technology.


May 14, 2008  11:02 PM

Full speed ahead for Icahn, Microhoo



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

All the papers are reporting that epic green mailer Carl Icahn is forging ahead with plans to nominate a clean slate of Yahoo board members. The goal is to force the company


May 12, 2008  10:37 AM

PayPal wants developers



Posted by: badarrow
Application development, Barbara Darrow, Channel partner programs, Google, News

PayPal, the online payment power, wants developers to integrate its payment system into more websites. And it's going to show them love at the upcoming EBay Developers Conference in Chicago, says Glenn Lim, head of

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May 9, 2008  10:40 AM

Knowing your customer (or potential customer)



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

CDW recently released the results of what it's calling the 2008 CDW Small Business Driver's Seat Study, which taps more deeply into the motivations of technology buyers. The data is provides a...


May 3, 2008  8:58 PM

Shocker: Microsoft nixes Yahoo bid



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

Microsoft has abandoned its hard-fought -- and expensive -- bid to buy Yahoo. A post to the company's website Saturday includes a letter from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to his counterpart at Yahoo:...


April 30, 2008  5:11 PM

For an edge in future career development, brush up on those wireless skills



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Authors, Channel partner programs, Heather Clancy, Information technology services, Networking technology, VAR training, certification, Vendor partner business issues, Wireless networking

This seems to be my week for rambling about training. In the blog I write for my employer, SWOT Management Group, I coughed up these thoughts about whether or not vendors should tier their training and favor their...


April 29, 2008  9:11 AM

Microsoft partner wants Live Mesh/Silverlight integration



Posted by: Bcournoyer
Microsoft, Reseller blogs, Software as a service (SaaS)

Last week’s Microsoft Live Mesh announcement had many observers dreaming of the day when their PCs, cell phones and other devices would all communicate and share data with each other. At least one Microsoft partner had an...


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