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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 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 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...


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 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 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 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...


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